Escaping Violence: New Approaches to Forced Migration

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Date:

April 12

Time:

09:30 am - 05:30 pm

Event Category:

Conference

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Organizer

The New School

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Venue

Theresa Lang Student Center

Room I-202 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

New York, NY, US, 10011

ESCAPING VIOLENCE: NEW APPROACHES TO FORCED MIGRATION

ZOLBERG INSTITUTE CONFERENCE 2019

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility invites you to a conference, Escaping Violence: New Approaches to Forced Migration, on Friday, April 12. New School faculty, international scholars and global practitioners will address issues of unprecedented displacement and a disturbing retrenchment of the commitment to refugee protection around the world. Topics will include new conceptual lenses and innovative practical responses to forced migration.

Joining New School faculty Brendan McCarthy, Anne McNevin, Everita Silina and Miriam Ticktin will be Mohammed Badran (Network for Refugee Voices), Simon Behrman (University of London), Seyla Benhabib (Yale University), David FitzGerald (UC San Diego), Jane McAdam (University of New South Wales), Rubén G. Rumbaut (UC Irvine), Ehud Shapiro (Weizmann Institute of Science) and Leah Zamore (NYU).

The conference will commemorate the 30th anniversary of Aristide R. Zolberg’s seminal work, Escape from Violence: Conflict and the Refugee Crisis in the Developing World. Prof. Zolberg’s co-authors will provide remarks.

AGENDA

9:30-10:30 AM “Escape from Violence —30 years later”

Moderated by Alex Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility

Astri Suhrke, Co-author of Escape from Violence Senior Fellow at Chr. Michelsen Institute

10:30 AM – 1:00 PM CONCEPTS IN REFUGEE STUDIES

PANEL ONE:

Moderated by Victoria Hattam, Professor of Politics at NSSR

Miriam Ticktin, On Innocence

Associate Professor of Anthropology at NSSR

Anne McNevin, Offshore Practices of Sovereignty

Associate Professor of Politics at NSSR

David FitzGerald, Remote Control

Professor of Sociology, Gildred Chair in U.S.-Mexican Relations, and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UC San Diego

PANEL TWO:

Moderated by Julia Morris, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Zolberg Institute

Everita Silina, Genocide

Assistant Professor of International Affairs at NSPE

Simon Behrman, Grassroots Asylum: Escaping the Statist Paradigm

Lecturer in Law at Royal Holloway, University of London

Seyla Benhabib, “The Right to Have Rights” and the Transnational Movement of Peoples

Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Yale University

1:00-2:00 PM Lunch Break

2:00-4:30 PM  NEW DYNAMICS

PANEL ONE: Refugee Empowerment

Moderated by Daniel Naujoks, Lecturer of International Affairs at NSPE

Brendan McCarthy, Design in Refugee Camps

Assistant Professor of Fashion and Director of BFA Fashion Design: Systems Materiality at Parsons School of Design

Chloe Haralambous, Building Systems of Care in the Mediterranean

Co-Founder Mosaik Support Center in Lesvos, Greece

Mohammed Badran, Refugee Voices in Policy Making

Chair of Syrian Volunteers of the Netherlands; Member of the Network for Refugee Voices

PANEL TWO: The Bigger Picture

Moderated by Alex Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility

Ehud Shapiro, E-Refugee Communities

Professor of Computer Science and Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science

Jane McAdam, Climate and Refugees

Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the  Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at University of New South Wales

Leah Zamore, Macro-Economic Policies

Senior Policy Analyst at the Center on International Cooperation at New York University

4:30 – 5:30 PM HONORING ARISTIDE R. ZOLBERG

Moderated by William Milberg, Dean of NSSR

Please join us for a discussion of Aristide Zolberg’s memoir with a special video presentation.

Rubén G. Rumbaut, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at UC Irvine

This event is free and open to the public.