Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:00am-4:00pm, at George Mason University, Merten Hall #1204
The current global policy environment surrounding migration and immigration reflects urgent humanitarian needs. At the same time, global responses are being shaped by resurgent exclusionist tendencies that also defined earlier migration policies in the twentieth century. This Teach-In is an event for educators and members of the public, and will be held at George Mason University on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. It will feature a session on historical background in the morning, and multiple speakers on issues emerging from 21st century migration in the afternoon.
The sessions will explore facets of migration in the context of the Middle East and North Africa from a regional and contemporary perspective of 21st century issues, as well as from historical and policy perspectives as they relate to migrants from the region in the United States since the 19th century.
It is sponsored by the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program at George Mason University, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, and the Arab Studies Institute. It is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Islamic Studies, Global Affairs, Global Programs, History Department, the Schar School of Policy and Government, Film and Media Studies, Film and Video Studies at George Mason University.
Lunch will be provided. Register for the Teach-In on Migration here.
Image credit: Juan Zero
This event is made possible in part by a Title VI grant from the U. S. Department of Education, which is funding a National Resource Center of the Middle East and North Africa at Georgetown University, with additional funding from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies for education outreach and public events.