Serena Parekh is a Professor of Philosophy at Northeastern University in Boston, where she is chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. She is the author of three books, including her most recent book, No Refuge: Ethics and the Global Refugee Crisis (Oxford 2020), which won the North American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award, the Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award and was a finalist for the PROSE award for Philosophy from the Association of American Publishers. Her other books include Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement (Routledge in 2017) and Hannah Arendt and the Challenge of Modernity: A Phenomenology of Human Rights (Routledge 2008), which was translated into Chinese. Her primary philosophical interests are in social and political philosophy, feminist theory, and continental philosophy. She has also published numerous articles on social and political philosophy in Hypatia, Philosophy and Social Criticism, and Human Rights Quarterly.
The global refugee protection system is failing refugees. Not only do we fail to provide adequate help, but we’ve created conditions where most refugees are unable to access refuge – they cannot access the minimum conditions of human dignity while they are refugees. The global response to Ukrainian refugee has shown that the international community is able to treat refugees in dignified ways, if there is the political will. Serena Parekh shows why it’s essential that we treat all refugees with dignity.

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