Thursday, February 18, 2016

Mar 9 Global Conversations: Migration

Minnesota International Center
Wednesday, March 9; 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Where: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, Doty Board Room, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Free and open to the public; advance registration requested
Find out more and register http://micglobe.org/events/20160309.php

Global Conversations: Migration
As a record number of migrants cross the Mediterranean Sea, seeking refuge in Europe, the continent is struggling to come up with an adequate response. Although Europe’s refugees are largely fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq and parts of Africa, their struggle is hardly unique. Today, with the number of displaced people at an all-time high, a number of world powers find themselves facing a difficult question: how can they balance border security with humanitarian concerns? More importantly, what can they do to resolve these crises so as to limit the number of displaced persons?

Join us for an important conversation on this timely topic, with Dr. Bruce Corrie, Associate Vice President for University Relations and International Programs, and Professor of Economics at Concordia University.

Longtime Concordia University faculty member, Dr. Corrie is well known in the community for his work on the economic contributions of immigrants and minorities and his research has been featured in the national and local media. He has served on the board of several national, state and local public and nonprofit boards and has helped develop foreign study programs in India, China, and Mexico. Dr. Corrie’s travels have taken him to 25 countries and five continents. He has a doctorate in economics from the University of Notre Dame.
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