Speaker Series

Our speakers series welcomes prominent scholars, immigration experts, policy leaders, and practitioners to Harvard to share unique insights derived from research and lived experience.

Past Events

2022 May 20

Re-Imagining Home: A Conversation on Displacement, Identity, and Learning

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Eliot-Lyman Room, Longfellow Hall, HGSE

“Re-Imagining Home: A Conversation on Displacement, Identity, and Learning”
Professor Sarah Dryden-Peterson and student and author Ahmed Badr will be in conversation regarding the work they have been doing alongside refugees across the world, what they have learned and their thoughts about the future....

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2022 Mar 09

Speaker Series - Dr. Abigail Andrews & Dr. Andrea Dyrness

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Panel Discussion: Border Stories: Reflections from Working with Youth and Communities 

Abigail Andrews is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Mexican Migration Field Research Program at UCSD. She received her BA in American Studies and Spanish from Amherst College and her MA and PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her principal research interests are in gender, migration, and political sociology, with a focus on Mexico, Central America, and the United States. She brings a global, feminist lens to her work, and she is...

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2022 Feb 16

Speaker Series - Dr. Angela Banks - Arizona State University

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Dr. Angela M. Banks will discuss her recent book Civic Education in the Age of Mass Migration: Implications for Theory and Practice. 

Angela M. Banks is a legal scholar specializing in membership and belonging in democratic societies. She is the Charles J. Merriam Distinguished Professor of law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the author of Civic Education in the Age of Mass Migration: Implications for...

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2021 Dec 09

Speaker Series - Dr. Rhacel Parreñas - University of Southern California

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Zoom

Dr. Rhacel Salazar Parreñas is Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. She previously taught at University of Wisconsin, Madison, University of California, Davis, and Brown University. Her areas of research include labor, gender, international migration and human trafficking, the family and economic sociology.

Dr. Parreñas' talk will focus on her recent book, Unfree: Migrant Domestic Work in Arab States. About the book: In the United Arab Emirates, there is an employment sponsorship system known as the kafala. Migrant domestic...

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