Other BC & Boston-Area Events

"People on the Move: Perspectives on the Migrant Caravan”

Thursday, April 11th from 6:00-7:30pm in Fulton 511.  

The event will examine the development of the migrant caravans through a combination of political, theological, and humanitarian perspectives. This discussion strives to educate the Boston College community in an effort to enhance public understanding of the issue, as well as propose pathways for actionable engagement.

Two esteemed scholars from our Boston College community will offer their insights on the matter.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to co-organizers, Vanessa Ruiz-Wiarco (ruizwiar@bc.edu) and Jorge Mejia (mejiajh@bc.edu).

Global Migration Conference: Inclusion and Exclusion

Boston College Law School and Boston College School of Social Work will hold the inaugural Boston College Global Migration Conference: Inclusion and Exclusion on April 11-12, 2019 at the Boston College Law School campus in Newton, MA.

Featured speakers:

E. Tendayi Achiume

Assistant Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law; United Nations Special Rapporteur on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance

Sean Callahan

President and CEO, Catholic Relief Services

Thomas H. Smolich, S.J.

International Director, Jesuit Refugee Service

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco

Wasserman Dean, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies; Member, Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, The Holy See


• Humanitarian Responses to Migration

• Inclusion & Exclusion: Global Impact on Migration

• Roles of States

• Taking Stock and Moving Forward

• Xenophobia/Sovereignty/Reparations

1A: Evolving International Approaches to Migration Control

1B: Admission and Exclusion

1C: Naturalization: Right, Responsibility, Obligation

2A: The Human Rights of Migrants: Current Tensions and Controversies

2B: Rights and Public Benefits

2C: Detention

3A: Does Migration Help or Hurt the National Labor Market?

3B: Approaching Migrant Communities from Trauma-Informed Yet Strengths-Based Approaches

4A: Five Decades of Exclusion: Immigrants and Health Care

4B: Whose Business is Immigrant Integration?

Boston College Law School and Boston College School of Social Work will host the inaugural Boston College Global Migration Conference: Inclusion and Exclusion. This conference will bring together international academics and practitioners in the fields of law and social work for timely and compelling conversations around research, policy, and practice in global migration. The conference will examine policies, programs, and practices related to immigration in the current geopolitical climate, and will consider social, legal, and policy solutions. It will do so through the lens of Boston College’s Jesuit, Catholic heritage and values, particularly commitment to human rights and the dignity of the individual.

• www.bc.edu/globalmigration •


Lawyers, social workers, policymakers, and community members are encouraged to attend.

General Registration fee: $299   (includes breakfasts, lunches, and onsite parking)

Register online: www.bc.edu/globalmigration

Registration deadline: March 29, 2019

All sales are final; no refunds

Black Policy Conference

Students from the Harvard Kennedy School are pleased to invite you to the 15th Annual Black Policy Conference (BPC)! This year’s conference, Affirming Blackness - Protest, Passion, and Policy, will be held Friday, April 5th to Sunday, April 7th at the Harvard Kennedy School. 

We would like to invite you to join the conversation by 1) attending the conference or 2) sharing the event with your students. Tickets are currently on an Early Bird Special until March 8th at $25 for students and $40 for professionals and can be purchased at blackpolicyconference.com. Beyond this date, the tickets will increase to their regular price. This covers entrance to all sessions, conference materials, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.

If you would like to join our mailing list or have any questions please contact us at hksblackpolicy@gmail.com. For updates, we welcome you to follow us on social media: Twitter Facebook | Instagram. We hope that you and members of your network will be able to join us!