Provost Forum: Immigration in a Divided World

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:30am to 5:30pm

Immigration combines enormous technical complexity with emotionally charged concerns about national identity. This Forum examines how underlying issues of sovereignty and humanitarianism intersect with cultural, ethnic and economic issues. It focuses on specific areas of tension within and between nations over issues of immigration.

Open to Duke students, faculty, and staff and members of the Durham and North Carolina communities

Full agenda and participant biographies available. Registration will open September 16. This is a two-day event; please see the Wednesday agenda. We recognize many will be unable to attend the entire forum due to other commitments and encourage people to register for the events they are able to attend.

9:15-9:30: Official Welcome

9:30-11:15: Options for a Fragile World: Immigrants and Refugees in the US and Europe Moderated Conversation II

Lunch afterwards for attendees

12:00-1:00: Keynote Address: “Immigration as a Test of Our Values,” Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times (in Page Auditorium)

1:15-2:30: Immigration and the University: Moderated Conversation

2:30-2:45: Closing Remarks & Forum Conclusion

Resources and Considerations for Civil Discourse

      1.  Intercultural Considerations for Civil Discourse
      2.  Dialogue, Conversation, and Facilitation

Coffeehour Conversations for Schools and Academic Settings

Related Opportunity

Immigration Research:  Special Call for Bass Connections Project Proposals

About the Forum

The Forum is organized by a university-wide steering committee, and is sponsored by the Office of the Provost. The committee is co-chaired by Associate Provost Noah Pickus and Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement Abbas Benmamoun.  Additional members include: Abdullah Antepli, Gary Bennett, Joseph Blocher, Peter Feaver, Jennifer Goins, Eisha Jain, Hallie Knuffman, Mitchell Melkonian, Şeun Bello Olámosù, Liliana Paredes, Gunther Peck, and Suzanne Shanahan.  Members of the Student Advisory Committee are: Daisy Almonte, Reiss Becker, Lizzie Bond, Saheel Chodavadia, Corey Pilson (artist), Axel Herrera Ramos, and Nicolás Sánchez.

For more information, contact Jennifer Goins.

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Penn Pavilion