USF for Freedom: Symposium on Refugees, Forced Migrants, and Human Security

Monday May 23, 2016 at the University of San Francisco
McLaren 252

There are many names for people who flee war and violence across borders: refugees, forced migrants, unaccompanied minors, displaced people. This symposium looks at the quest for freedom through the lens of human security and asks: Why do people leave their homes? What happens through the migration journey? How do youth and adult migrants navigate the process of relocation?

This symposium examines global issues and local perspectives on refugees and forced migration, bringing together scholars, migrants, service providers, and activists. The two panels and networking reception will offer a rich opportunity for building awareness and solidarity through dialogue and exchange.

Schedule:

1–1:30 p.m. Welcome
1:30–3 p.m. Panel 1: Displacement and Human Security
3:20–5 p.m. Panel 2: Relocation, Resettlement, and Human Security
5–6 p.m. Reception

Panel 1: Displacement and Human Security

Moderator: Annick Wibben, Associate Professor, University of San Francisco Department of Politics

Confirmed Panelists: 
Olivier Bercault, Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco Department of International Studies
Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, Executive Director, CARECEN - Central American Resource Center
Bill Ong Hing, Professor & Dean's Circle Scholar, University of San Francisco School of Law
Ali Khoie, Management Consultant, ORAM - Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration
Marco Tavanti, Professor & Director of the Nonprofit Administration Program, University of San Francisco School of Management

Panel 2: Relocation, Resettlement, and Human Security

Moderator: Monisha Bajaj, Associate Professor, University of San Francisco Department of International & Multicultural Education

Confirmed Panelists: 
Lindsay Gifford, Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco Department of International Studies
Lauren Markham, Community School Program Manager, Oakland International High School
Vivian Faustino-Pulliam, International Faculty of Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins & Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco School of Management
Meron Semedar, Huffington Post Blogger, Youth Ambassador for One Young World, & Master's Student, University of San Francisco

 

 

Displacement and Human Security:

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Learn more about USF For Freedom 2015

Global Refugee Mural
Mural by Joel Bergner. Learn more about the Global Refugee Mural in Silver Spring, Maryland. Photo credit: Ken Stanek Photography.

This symposium is organized by the following CRASE Interdisciplinary Action Group: Monisha Bajaj, Associate Professor, International & Multicultural Education, School of Education; Shabnam Koirala-Azad, Associate Dean, School of Education; Tika Lamsal, Assistant Professor, Rhetoric, College of Arts & Sciences; Marco Tavanti, Professor and Director, Nonprofit Administration, School of Management; Kathleen Coll, Assistant Professor, Politics Department, College of Arts & Sciences; Vivian Faustino-Pulliam, Adjunct Professor, Economics, Law and International Business, School of Management; Lindsay Gifford, Assistant Professor, International Studies, College of Arts and Sciences; Annick T.R. Wibben, Associate Professor, Politics & International Studies, College of Arts & Sciences. 

 

The USF for Freedom: Symposium on Refugees, Forced Migrants, and Human Security is sponsored by: