The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility invites you to “Child Migrants and Zones of Exception,” a talk by Jacqueline Bhabha. The event is part of ZIMM 2014-15 Lecture Series: “Rethinking Refugee Spaces: Architecture, Design, and Politics,” and co-sponsored by The Global Studies program at The New School.
It will take place October 20th at 4pm in Wolff Conference room (D1103), 6 East 16th street, New York.
The talk will address both places like Artesia – in the middle of the desert where mothers have no privacy from their small children to discuss rape and death threats with advocates, and Zaatari and other refugee camps neighboring Syria where child labor, forced marriage and sex trafficking are rampant as parents are forced to turn children into commodities.
Jacqueline Bhabha is FXB Director of Research, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, and an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.
From 1997 to 2001 Bhabha directed the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago. Prior to 1997, she was a practicing human rights lawyer in London and at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She has published extensively on issues of transnational child migration, refugee protection, children’s rights and citizenship. She is the editor of Children Without A State (2011), author of Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age (Princeton University Press, 2014), and the editor of Human Rights and Adolescence (UPenn Press, 2014).
Bhabha serves on the board of the Scholars at Risk Network, the World Peace Foundation and the Journal of Refugee Studies. She is also a founder of the Alba Collective, an international women’s NGO currently working with rural women and girls in developing countries to enhance financial security and youth rights.