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Immigration and Refugee Policy in Crisis: Reflections for a New President

February 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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9:30am             Registration and Coffee

10:00-10:10      Welcome

10:15-12:30      Panel 1, Immigration Policy in Crisis

12:30-1:30        Lunch (Atrium)

1:30-3:45          Panel 2, Refugee Policy in Crisis

3:45-4:00          Concluding Remarks


Immigration and refugee policy has reached a global crisis. More people are compelled to cross borders than ever in our planet’s history, and many are entering communities hostile to their presence. Moreover, the role of nations and states in providing for economic and political refugees is an increasingly contentious topic the world over. At the dawn of a new presidential administration in the United States, we invite reflection and recommendations on these concerns. What might the newly elected administration consider when revisiting our country’s immigrant and refugee policies? How might we encourage greater reflection of the role of U.S. foreign policy in shaping refugee flows at the national and international levels? And what are the implications of the new presidential administration for migrant and refugee communities in the United States and abroad? Join us for a day of roundtable dialogue with researchers, community practitioners, and policymakers working on key topics of immigration policy reform and refugee resettlement and services. With opportunities for discussion among leading experts and breakout policy discussions that engage all audience participants, the event will explore what’s at stake in this time of transition as well as opportunities for setting new research and policymaking agendas.


The Curriculum in Global Studies is Grateful to the following Co-Sponsors:

the College of Arts and Sciences, the Latino Migration Project, the Institute for the Study of the Americas, the Center for Global Initiatives, the Migration Studies Group, the Department of Sociology, the Race, Difference, and Power Concentration, the Department of Anthropology, the UNC Latina/o Studies Program, the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, the UNC School of Law, and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.



February 18, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm