Refugee Program Seminar presents
Professor Scott R. Williamson, assistant professor, social and political sciences, Bocconi University:
“Combining Perspective-getting with Information Delivery to Increase Public Support for Refugees.”
Register here. http://tinyurl.com/Public-Support-for-Refugees.
Many Americans hold negative views of refugees, and misinformation about refugees is a common feature of American politics. Nonetheless, we know relatively little about the accuracy of Americans’ perceptions of the US refugee population, and whether countering misinformation can shape attitudes toward refugees and refugee policy. Professor Scott Williamson addresses these questions by first implementing a survey measuring Americans’ knowledge about refugees in the United States.