2019 Colloquium Series

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 2019

IIR Affiliates Present Their Research: Prof. Carol Cleaveland on Human Smuggling; and Prof. Bethany Letiecq on Housing Insecurity Among Latinx Families

Monday, March 25, 2019

4-5:30pm

Johnson Center, Meeting Room A

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

 

Speakers and Topics:

"Lived Experiences of Smuggling Survivors"

Carol Cleaveland

Carol Cleaveland

Associate Professor

Department of Social Work

"Living with Strangers in the Context of Illegality: Overcrowded Housing Among Latinx Immigrant Families"

Bethany Letiecq

Bethany Letiecq

Associate Professor

College of Education and Human Development

 

April 2019

Highly-Skilled Immigrants in U.S. Universities

Monday, April 8, 2019

4-5:30pm

George's, Johnson Center

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

International students, faculty, and staff are important members of university communities in the United States. This colloquium will explore the academic and economic contributions they make, as well as the immigration processes and challenges they face in order to remain in the U.S.

Speakers:

Neil Ruiz

Neil Ruiz

Associate Director

Global Migration and Demography

Pew Research Center

 

Judith A. vanBever-Green

Judith A. vanBever-Green

Executive Director

Mason Office of International Programs and Services

 

Hudaidah Bhimdi Headshot

Hudaidah Bhimdi

Immigration Attorney

Murray Osorio PLLC

 

Stay tuned for more information!

 

PAST EVENTS

February 2019

Asylum Seekers at the U.S.-Mexico Border: What is Happening? What will Happen Next?

Monday, February 11, 2019

4:00-5:30pm

Co-sponsored by the Department of Social Work, Latin American Studies, and Global Affairs

The nation's attention has been turned toward the U.S.-Mexico border as asylum seekers from Central America continue to arrive. Experts will discuss the U.S. asylum system, what is happening along the southern border, and recent changes made by the Trump administration. 

Speakers:

Ava Benach, Esq., Partner, Benach Collopy

Liana Montecinos, Esq., Benach Collopy