Conference Schedule

Please note this a tentative schedule that is subject to change at any time.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Film
7:00 PM

Welcome to Refugeestan (Film Screening)

Lehr Room, Gordinier Hall

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Plenary
9:00-10:00 AM

Addressing the Security Implications of Climate Change

University Room, Gordinier Hall

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Plenary
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

The Maldive Islands — Climate Change Refugees

University Room, Gordinier Hall

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Luncheon
11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Luncheon & Plenary

Lehr Dining Room, Gordinier Hall

Plenary Session by Mr. Andrew Slack with the Imagine Better Network and Skype welcome with Jose’ Antonio Vargas Pulitzer prize winning journalist, an undocumented American Immigrant, and founder of Define American Organization.

Session 1
1:10-2:40 PM

Immigration in Popular Media: Superman Was an Immigrant

University Room

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Vetting Refugees: From Somalia to Resettlement in Lancaster

Lehr Dining Room

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Session 2
3:00-4:30 PM

Refugee Resettlement Process through a Human Rights Lens

Lehr Dining Room

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Inocente (Film Screening)

University Room

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Kenote
7:00 PM

The Economics of Immigration Reform – 2017 Christie Lecture

Lehr Dining Room, Gordinier Hall

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Session 3
9:30-10:45 AM

Immigration Poetry as Self-Exploration

Lehr Dining Room

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Healthcare for Immigrants

University Room

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Session 4
11:00-12:15 PM

Scripted Dialogues

Lehr Dining Room

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The Politics and Future of Sanctuary Cities

University Room

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Common Hour
10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Internships, Volunteer Opportunities and Student Organization Expos

Audubon and Old Main Rooms, Gordinier Hall

Come learn about ways to get involved and sample international cuisine!

Session 5
1:15-2:30 PM

NEA Big Read’s Into the Beautiful North: Engaging our Community through Dynamic Conversations

University Room

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Stepanka Korytova Magstadt

Lehr Dining Room

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