Past Events

2016-2017 Events

THE NEXUS BETWEEN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND MILITARY INTERVENTION

On April 25, ISIM Research Professor Dr. Elizabeth Ferris and Georgetown Security Studies Professor Dr. Thomas McNaugher discussed the intersection between humanitarian assistance and military intervention.  

No Entry: A History of Exclusion in US Refugee Policy

No Entry

On April 20, ISIM co-sponsored a panel discussing the history of debate in the US over refugees in light of the Trump Aministration's 'Muslim ban'. ISIM Research Professor Dr. Elzbieta Gozdziak, a refugee herself, participated in the panel along with Noga Malkin, Middle East desk officer at IMC, Sandy Dang, Executive Director of the Vietnam Education Foundation, and Sean Bland, Associate at the O’Neill Institute. The other event sponsors were BMW Center for German and European Studies, Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Christian Muslim Understanding (ACMCU), Mortara Center for International Studies, Doctoral Student Coalition, African Studies Program, and GU No Lost Generation.

America's Immigration Policy Fiasco 

Doug Massey

On March 29, ISIM hosted Princeton University Professor Douglass Massey to discuss America's immigration policy. An abstract of his talk can be found here

Immigrants and Refugees: New Executive Orders and their Consequences 

On February 27, ISIM hosted a discussion on the impact of the Trump Administration's executive orders relating to immigration and refugees. The discussion featured ISIM Director Katharine Donato, Director of the Human Rights Insitute at the Georgetown Law Center Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne Richard, and ISIM Research Professors Elzbieta M. Gozdziak and B Lindsay Lowell. 

Refugees International 

Yarnall Presentation

On January 17, ISIM co-hosted Mark Yarnell of Refugees International to analyze responses to global humanitarian challenges. The event was also sponsored by Georgetown MSFS and the Georgetown Anti-Poverty Soviety. 

Forced displacement as a development issue 

Development Event

On November 29, ISIM co-hosted Xavier Devictor, Program Manager at the World Bank. He presented a recent report published by the World Bank and the UNHCR examining forced displacement as both a humanitarian crisis and complex development challenge, requiring a multidimensional approach. He also shared his advice on how graduate students can best prepare themselves to join the challenging field of international development. The event was also hosted by the Georgetown MSFS Program and the Georgetown Anti-Poverty Society. More pictures can be found here

Migrants Making Mexican America Symposium 

On October 14, ISIM co-sponsored a symposium on the impact of Mexican migrants on the United States. The symposium was divided into three parts: migrants, migrants makings American families, and Mexican-America. Speakers included Francisco Jiménez from Santa Clara University, Tomás Jiménez from Stanford University and José Limón from Notre Dame. The conference was also sponsored by the Georgetown Unversity Americas Initiative, the Center for Latin American Studies and the Georgetown Institute for Global History. The full schedule and description of events can be found here