This interdisciplinary symposium, hosted by the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke and organized by Frank Graziano, Humanities Writ Large Fellow at Duke University, will examine the ethical implications of immigration by unaccompanied minors. While this is a global phenomenon, the recent media frenzy around the influx of child migrants from Central America into the United States illustrates many of the health, legal, and human rights issues at play. The event is free and open to the public.
Please address any questions to Frank Graziano, firstname.lastname@example.org. Frank Graziano is a Humanities-Writ-Large Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke University and John D. MacArthur Professor of Hispanic Studies at Connecticut College.
Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco was founder of the Harvard Immigration Project and of Immigration Studies at New York University. He is currently Distinguished Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. His many publications include the co-authored Learning a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008).
Susan J. Terrio is Professor of Anthropology and French Studies at Georgetown University. Her forthcoming book, Whose Child Am I? Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children in U.S. Immigration Custody (University of California Press, 2015), is based on research in twenty-six federal facilities and programs for unaccompanied child migrants and on observation of proceedings in fifteen immigration courts.