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Unaccompanied Immigrant Kids in the United States: the Journey and the Destination: CGS Events

Guide supporting the Center for Global Studies program of the same name - September 18, 2019

Center for Global Studies Events: Fall 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended our event! 

This event is part of a year-long event series hosted by the Center for Global Studies titled "Global Migrations". 

If you missed a previous event, you can go to the CGS Website now or keep an eye on the Global Currents Blog for a recap. 

We look forward to seeing you again at any one of our future events. 

CGS Academic Year 2019-20 Program

Theme: Global Migrations

Wednesday September 18th, 2019

  • Lauren Aronson, College of Law, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign presenting “Unaccompanied Immigrant Kids in the United States: the Journey and the Destination.”

Thursday October 17th, 2019

  • David D. Laitin, James T. Watkins and Elise V. Watkins Professor, School of Humanities and Science, Stanford University presenting “Framing the Global Immigrant Challenge.”

Wednesday October 23rd, 2019

  • Clifford Singer et. al., Former Director of the Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security (ACDIS), Research and Emeritus Professor, Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign presenting “Climate Action Game Experiment (CAGE).”

Wednesday December 4th, 2019

  • Ann-Perry Witmer, Instructor and Faculty Advisor, Engineers Without Borders, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign presenting "Global Attitudes of Rural Technical Inferiority as a Cause for Migration to Cities in the Non-Industrialized World."

January 2020:

  • Cynthia Buckley, Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign presenting "Conflict, Migration, and Return: Negotiating Registration and Displacement in Ukraine, 2014-present."

February 2020:

  • Liv Thorstensson Davila, Assistant Professor of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign presenting “Civic Identity and Engagement among Migrant-Origin Youth.”
  • Carol Symes, Director of Graduate Students, Associate Professor of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign presenting "The Misuses of the Past in Contemporary Debates about Migration."

March 2020:

  • Maggie Paxson, Senior Associate, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute, and Visiting Scholar, George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. Title TBD. Recent Publication: The Plateau.
  • Charles King, Professor of International Affairs and Government, Georgetown University. Title TBD. Recent Publication: Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century.

Wednesday April 22nd, 2020: 

  • Matt Winter et. al., Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign presenting "Immigrant Incorporation in Comparative Perspective."