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SMU Tower Center Event – Migration Lecture:  Driven Out: Human Displacement and the Challenge of Forced Migration

SMU Tower Center Event – Migration Lecture: Driven Out: Human Displacement and the Challenge of Forced Migration

The SMU Tower Center presents a Migration Lecture:  Driven Out: Human Displacement and the Challenge of Forced Migration

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: HT Chamber, Ground Floor, Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 

3140 Dyer St., Dallas, TX  75205

Parking:  Binkley Garage, 3105 Binkley Ave.,  Dallas, TX 75205

(Accessible parking and elevator. For more accessibility questions email us at tower@smu.edu.)

 

Lunch will be provided.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please click below for registration.

Wars, instability, poverty, and desperation mean that forced migration and human displacement touch every corner of the globe, including the U.S. southern border. How can liberal democracies like the United States balance the need for security with their commitment to protecting the human rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants?  In this program, Professor Hollifield will provide an overview of the global migration crisis and address the dilemmas of migration governance. 

Featured Lecturer:

James F. Hollifield, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Tower Center at SMU

James F. Hollifield is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Tower Center at SMU. He also is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, DC and a member of the New York Council on Foreign Relations. Hollifield is a scholar of international and comparative political economy, and he has written widely on issues of political and economic development, with a focus on migration. His recent books include Understanding Global Migration with Neil Foley (Stanford UP 2022) and Controlling Immigration 4th edition with Pia Orrenius (Stanford UP 2022), and Migration Theory 4th edition with Caroline Brettell (Routledge 2023). Hollifield has served as an advisor for governments around the world and for many international organizations on matters of migration and human and economic development.

Moderator and discussant: Idean Salehyan Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas.

Idean Salehyan, is Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas.

To know more about this topic, you can visit RAFDI Policy Brief: A Realist Approach to Forced Migration and Human Displacement.

https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/rafdi-policy-brief-realist-approach-forced-migration-and-human-displacement  

 

Invitation images:

·Since Russia's invasion, more than 3 million Ukrainian refugees have entered Poland | Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP via Getty Images May 5, 2022 https://www.politico.eu/article/warsaw-host-meeting-help-ukraine-refugee/
·A migrant looks over the Rio Grande river into El Paso, Texas, from under a large Venezuelan flag at the migrant encampment in Juárez, Mexico, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (Cody Copeland/Courthouse News). https://www.courthousenews.com/venezuelan-migrants-at-juarez-encampment-prepared-to-wait-out-us-border-policy/

 

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3300 University Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75275-0117

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Date:
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Time:
12:00pm - 1:30pm
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