WWI and the Making of Modern Diasporas

Written by
The Lepage Center, Villanova University
Nov. 19, 2021

In November 2021, the Lepage Center examined turning points in the history of migration and displacement.

Why did WWI displace so many people? What was the international response to the mass displacement of people after the war, and how did it contribute to modern refugee relief efforts? Our panelists, Dr. Emily Baughan (University of Sheffield), Dr. Reena Goldthree (Princeton University), and Dr. Ronald Suny (University of Michigan) discussed the effects of WWI in the modern history of international humanitarianism, migration, and global diasporas. Discussion moderated by Dr. Adele Lindenmeyr (Villanova University).