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Saturday, September 30 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Who is My Neighbor? Responding to Current Immigration Policies and the Refugee Crisis

Christians are called to love and hospitality as well as to respect and abide by the law. How should Christians react to recent immigration and refugee policies?  What can we do to make a difference?  Join Ruth Melkonian-Hoover (Political Science), as well as Jessica Allen (’13) of Refugee’s Welcome, and Tim Breene of World Relief in a panel discussion moderated by Paul Brink (Political Science) to learn more about today’s dilemmas and our faithful responses, followed by an audience Q&A.  


Moderators
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Paul Brink

Professor of Political Science, Gordon College
Professor Paul Brink (B.C.S. Redeemer University College; M.A. Dalhousie University; Ph.D. University of Notre Dame) has been teaching at Gordon since 2006. His teaching and research interests lie in political philosophy, particularly theories of justice, and faith and politics. A recent publication... Read More →

Speakers
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Jessica Allen

Board Member, Refugees Welcome
Jessica Allen is on the board of a new Boston based nonprofit called Refugees Welcome. They work on bringing together refugee service providers in the greater Boston area and beyond to serve our migrant community. She is also attending law school at Umass Dartmouth Law in hopes of becoming an Immigration Lawyer. | | While getting her... Read More →
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Tim Breene

CEO, World Relief
Tim Breene is the CEO of World Relief and served on the World Relief Board from 2010 to 2015 before assuming the role of CEO in 2016. Tim’s business career has spanned nearly 40 years with organizations like McKinsey and Accenture where he was the Corporate Development Officer an... Read More →
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Ruth Melkonian-Hoover

Chair & Professor of Political Science, Gordon College
Professor Melkonian-Hoover is chair and associate professor of the Political Science Department and directs the International Affairs major (B.A. Biola University; M.A. and Ph.D. Emory University). She has published in Social Science Quarterly, The Review of Faith & International Affairs, Latin American Perspectives, and Political Research Quarterly as well as... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
MacDonald Auditorium, Ken Olsen Science Center