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Feb. 16: Conference on refugees

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The UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration will host a conference on “Refugee Movements and Refugee Policy” on Friday, Feb. 16.

The one-day conference will bring together international academic experts and practitioners to address changing trends in migration and refugee policy across the world. Presentations will cover hidden migrant travel networks, the consequences of policies designed to prevent migration, renewed humanitarian protection efforts and the phenomenon of undocumented migrants leaving the United States to seek asylum in Canada, among other topics. 

Speakers include Hans Lucht of the Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen; Nando Sigona of the department of social policy, sociology and criminology, University of Birmingham, in the United Kingdom; Rita Chahal and Karen Montgomery-Gibbes of the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, Canada; Claire Higgins of the Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, University of New South Wales, Australia; and David FitzGerald of the department of sociology, UC San Diego.

The conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. and run until 5:30 p.m. It will be held in Bunche Hall, Room 10383. Admission is open to the public and free of charge. Attendees who plan to attend the conference luncheon are to RSVP via email to Molly Fee at mfee@ucla.edu.

The conference, which is copresented by the UCLA Center for Canada Studies and the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, is made possible primarily through the generous funding of the Luskin Endowment for Thought Leadership.

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