Just Security? Why Immigrants are Blamed for Right Wing Attacks Against Them

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Conversations around immigration in Europe and America are reaching a new victim-blaming low. The KSR Podcast team sits down for a chat with law and policy student Niku Jafarnia to discuss why this is happening and what can be done to change the way we talk about immigrants and extremism.

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Niku Jafarnia is a joint law and public policy student at Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School focused on the intersection of refugee rights, armed conflict, and counterterrorism. She has been working with refugee communities for the past seven years, and was a Fulbright grantee in Turkey prior to beginning her graduate studies.




Prachi Naik is a former educator and Fulbright Scholar passionate about social justice, identity, and equity. She is completing a Master in Public Policy /Master in Business Administration dual degree at Harvard Kennedy School (’20) and University of Chicago Booth School of Business (’22) and plans to further her work in public education as an aspiring social entrepreneur.




Phoenix McLaughlin is a second-year Master in Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School interested in the development of rural areas. He worked in civil society grantmaking at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, D.C. before volunteering in India with the Central Tibetan Administration and Students for a Free Tibet for the year prior to joining HKS. He graduated from Colorado College and originally hails from Maine.



Photo courtesy of The New York Public Library, Unsplash