Apr 19 Seeking Refuge in a Changing World Symposium

Institute for Global Studies Presents
Seeking Refuge in a Changing World Symposium

4/19/18, 9:00 AM9:00 AM to 9:30 AM - Morning Refreshments and Registration

9:30 AM to 9:45 AM - Opening Remarks, Evelyn Davidheiser, Director, Institute for Global Studies

9:45 AM to 11:00 AM - Keynote - Maria Cristina Garcia, Department of History and the Latino Studies Program, Cornell University - “Should the United States have a Climate Refugee Policy?”

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM - Panel 1 - Refugee Resettlement
Micaela Schuneman, Refugee Services Director, International Institute of Minnesota
KaYing Yang, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Coalition of Asian American Leaders
Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Moderator - Saengmany Ratsabout, Program Coordinator, Immigration History Research Center

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Panel 2 - Climate Refugees
Jack DeWaard, Sociology, University of Minnesota
Kate Knuth, Ph.D. Candidate, Conservation Science, University of Minnesota
Mark Ritchie, President/CEO, Minnesota's World Fair Bid Committee, Expo 2027; former Minnesota Secretary of State
Moderator - Maria Cristina Garcia, Department of History and the Latino Studies Program, Cornell University

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM Panel 3 - Islamophobia
Naaima Khan, Vice Chair of the Board, Islamic Resource Group
Eaint Thiri Thu, graduate student, HHH Human Rights Program
Moderator - Erika Lee, Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History and Director,Immigration History Research Center

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM New Arab American Theater Staged Reading of “Tales of Time”
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Followed by a talkback and a reception

TALES OF TIME (Ahmed Yusuf) is a short play about an uncle who has raised his second generation Somali-American niece. Now that she is an adult who is about to face the world, he is wrestling with whether to share an unforgiving past.

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The Seeking Refuge in a Changing World symposium is organized by the Institute for Global Studies, African Studies Initiative, Center for Austrian Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Human Rights Program, and the Immigration History Research Center.
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