National Security

ISIS, Fear, and the Rights of Refugees

November 18, 2015  • Justice and Society Program

As thousands flee ISIS-controlled areas, some in Europe and the US seek to turn away refugees. How has terrorism impacted this situation? Should Europe and America embrace those escaping violence?

Meryl Chertoff provides a legal and historical perspective.  She advocates a welcoming approach to counter the goals of ISIS. Chertoff is Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center and Executive Director of the Aspen Institute‚Äôs Justice and Society Program.