February 3, 2022

Evan Taparata is a postdoctoral fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. Evan is currently authoring his latest book “State of Refuge: The Origins of Refugee Law and Policy in the United States”. In this edition, he explores the origins of American refugee law in the years after World War II and how immigration policy in the past and present has centered around the interests of the U.S. settler state. So today we discuss its historical implications, and how sentiments around settlement have developed throughout the 20th century.