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Powerful Migrations: Identity, Security, Fluidity

  • April 27, 2017
  • 8:30 AM
  • April 28, 2017
  • 6:30 PM
  • UC Riverside,

Powerful Migrations: Identity, Security, Fluidity
April 27 - 28, 2017
UC Riverside
The conference is free to the pubic but pre-registration is required.
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April 27
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM: Main Conference
CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, Room 1113
* Complimentary parking permits for non-UCR guests available at the Parking Lot #1 kiosk (near the corner of University Ave and W. Campus Dr.)

6:00 PM: Evening Keynote Lecture
Jack Dangermond, CEO of ESRI
Creating Our Future: Sustainable Solutions for Our World

Reception to follow

April 28
Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main Street, Riverside, CA Hammond Dance Studio (upstairs)
* Parking in downtown Riverside is available for purchase at the Mission Square Garage across from the Culver Center on Main & 9th.

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Main Conference

4:30 PM: Film Screening & Talk
Louis Massiah, Director of Scribe Video Center 
Place and Displacement
Screening of three documentaries from Scribe Video Center’s “Precious Places Community History” Project (10 minutes each) and The Bombing of Osage Avenue (60 minutes)

Major Speakers
Jack Dangermond, Executive Officer ESRI
Nina Glick-Schiller, University of Manchester, UK
Avinoam Shalem, Columbia University
Min Zhou, University of California Los Angeles
Michael Gomez, New York University
Miroslava Chavez-Garcia, Univ. of Calif. Santa Barbara

Over the past years, new forms of terrorism, war, and the clash of opposed cultural and religious value systems have caused unprecedented mass migrations in the modern world. This has brought about a fundamental level of insecurity among Western Cultures and a fundamental dilemma on how to react properly to the streams of migrants risking their lives on dangerous passages – across land, sea and air borders – to seek refuge in the more prosperous and politically stable countries of the Western World. These recent events demand a closer look into the history and nature of migration, its manifold causes, forms, and effects.

Interdisciplinary thinking about migration as a cultural, political, and social phenomenon has never been more urgent. We must understand migrations of people and objects across existing borders in both a cultural and historical perspective to be able to broaden our understanding and inform current discussions on national security and societal discourse on inclusion vs. exclusion.

For more information

World Affairs Council of
Inland Southern California
24888 Prospect Ave.
Loma Linda, CA 92354

Office Phone: 909-558-7446