Friday talk will chronicle Ugandan Asian Refugee Movement

Renowned scholar and foreign diplomat Mike Molloy will deliver a talk this Friday on the history and relevancy of the Ugandan Asian Refugee Movement. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the movement, which became the first test of Canada’s “universal” immigration policy as applied to refugees.

Molloy’s talk will examine the reasons behind General Idi Amin’s decision to expel Uganda’s small Asian community, and the Trudeau government’s reaction to the expulsion within a new immigration and refugee policy framework.

The National Film Board documentary Who Gets In? will be screened from 9-10 a.m., followed by Molloy’s talk from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. The event takes place Friday, Oct. 19 in DSB-505.

Contact the Department of Political Science for more information.