Oct 222014
 
 October 22, 2014

UnaccompaniedChildMigrationThis 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, fgraz@conncoll.edu. Frank Graziano is a Humanities-Writ-Large Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke University and John D. MacArthur Professor of Hispanic Studies at Connecticut College.

 

Speakers

 
Jacqueline Bhabha is Director of Research at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University; Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health; and the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School. Her most recent book is Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age (Princeton University Press, 2014).

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.


Discussants

 
Faculty interested in participating as discussants may apply by sending a brief letter stating the relevance of the symposium to research interests and a one-page biographical note or two-page curriculum vita. The deadline for receipt of these materials is January 5, 2015; decisions will be announced shortly thereafter. Please send your materials to David Steinbrenner, using “Discussant Proposal” as the subject line. Discussants are not paid an honorarium or travel expenses but upon arrival are guests of Duke University (including hotel accommodations and meals). Discussant proposals in the humanities are particularly welcome.

Schedule

 
The symposium will be held at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. Exact details TBA.