Syrians at a refugee camp in al-Dalhamiyyeh, in the Bekaa valley of Lebanon.
It's the first global gathering to discuss humanitarian crises and opportunities – but talk and no action might still end up the order of the day.
Demonstrating in Washington state, November 2015.
Many groups have been labeled 'enemy' in the American past. A literary scholar looks at the role literature and philosophy have played in dispelling fears and shifting public attitudes.
Our collaboration with Point Taken, a new program from WGBH TV continues this week on the topic of Syrian refugees.
Where in the world do you put 4.8 million displaced people?
As part of a collaboration between The Conversation and PBS's Point Taken, a professor from The Ohio State University examines some common misconceptions about Syrian refugees.
Lebanon is host to well over 1m Syrian refugees, and their situation is getting ever more desperate.
Syrian refugee Dania poses at the Sacramento, California apartment complex she lives in.
A majority of U.S. citizen oppose Syrian refugee resettlement. We run the numbers to put the perceived risk in perspective.
Egyptian refugees fleeing Libya with the help of the US Air Force.
US Department of Defence
Surely it isn’t too far-fetched to claim that if migrants are to promote democracy back home, it is beneficial for them to experience democratic values and principles in the countries hosting them.
May 1968 students’ protest in Berlin.
Probably no other country has struggled as hard to come to terms with its past as Germany. Here's what students contributed to that struggle.
Waiting to escape.
While the world struggles to even get to the negotiating table, the Syrian refugee crisis is still getting worse.
Not so distant echoes.
If we listen to the songs of displaced Syrians, just as we listen to the songs of victims of the Holocaust, we connect to displaced communities’ creativity, ingenuity and imagination.
There’s no end in sight to the wave of refugees seeking solace in Europe.
Europe's biggest achievements, such as open borders and human rights, are at risk as government responses to the refugee crisis fall short.
Christmas Eve 2015, Paris.
Well Santa has come and gone, at least for the largest proportion of the world’s population. And, as we reach the end of the year, it is inevitably time to review recent trends and the prospects for 2016…
Syrian refugees at a UNICEF school in Jordan.
Immigrant pupils do not cause a decline in education standards, according to a new OECD report.
The collapse of Syria's health system is helping spread leishmaniasis but not in the way some media outlets have reported.
Welcoming migrants and integrating them is a national security issue.
The attacks in Paris are putting refugees in the crosshairs, yet it's the integration of these and past migrants that are key to the security of Europe.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton hopes that pressure from his political allies will see him resume a seat on cabinet’s national security committee.
The push to try to get Immigration Minister Peter Dutton onto Cabinet's national security committee (NSC) can be seen, apart from anything else, as something of a power play by the Liberal right.
The task of identifying anyone fleeing a war zone, as many Syrians are, can be very challenging.
It beggars belief that there are people who have attached themselves to groups seeking to escape this barbarity. Their objectives are the very antithesis of those seeking sanctuary.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after an international conference on Syria, in Vienna, from which Australia was excluded.
Australia – despite its major military commitment fighting Islamic State – was excluded from the Vienna weekend talks seeking a peace path for Syria because of an objection by Russia.
French police stand guard outside the national soccer stadium
Under pressure in the Middle East, ISIS is turning to terrorism in Europe with a new set of predictable goals.
Refugees arrive in Germany.
Today's refugee crisis is not just about the movement of people. It is also about the human immobility that is baked into contemporary laws and politics. What, then, of the code of hospitality?