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A Teach-In on Global Migrations and Refguees: the US and the Middle East

February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies is excited to partner with George Mason University’s  Middle East and Islamic Studies Program and the Arab Studies Institute to host a teach-in on global migrations and refugees.

The current global policy environment surrounding migration and immigration reflects urgent humanitarian needs. At the same time, global responses are being shaped by resurgent exclusionist tendencies that also defined earlier migration policies in the twentieth century. Our teach-in will explore these facts of migration in the context of the Middle East and North Africa, from both a contemporary and historical perspective.

The public event will follow a morning session for educators and other interested members of the public, from 9 am to 12:15 pm, discussing historical background on migration to the US and to the Middle East and North Africa. The afternoon public segment will include a panel on 21st-century migration issues and then lectures on experiences of migration in the Middle East and North Africa from multiple speakers.

The full agenda is attached and on the Eventbrite.

****Directions & Accessibility****

This event will be held at George Mason University’s Merten Hall, room 1204. A map of campus is attached, with Merten Hall marked in Orange. The map can also be accessed here.

This event is free, but kindly RSVP at the following link: http://bit.ly/2FYG1v0

All disability accommodations requests should be sent to Azza Altiraifi at aa1967@georgetown.edu or at 202-687-6215 by February 9th. A good faith effort will be made to accommodate requests made after February 9th. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University and the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program and Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, as well as the Arab Studies Institute. 

It is also made possible in part by a Title VI grant from the U. S. Department of Education, which is funding a National Resource Center of the Middle East and North Africa at Georgetown University, with additional funding from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies for education outreach and public events. Co-sponsors at George Mason University include Global Programs, Global Affairs, History, Schar School, Film and Media Studies, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, and Cultural Studies.


February 24, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Alan and Sally Merten Hall, 4441 George Mason Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
Fairfax, VA United States


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