REGISTER NOW: Forced Migration in a Post-Pandemic World – A Year Long Series Presented by The Committee on Forced Migration

Forced Migration in a Post-Pandemic World
A year-long multidisciplinary series presented by Columbia’s Committee on Forced Migration

Since 2018, the Committee on Forced Migration, an initiative of the Columbia Global Centers, has focused on providing an institution-wide space to advance discourse, both internal and public, on forced migration-related inquiries and engagement.

To address the multidimensional nature of the COVID-19 crisis, the Committee on Forced Migration will provide a year-long series leveraging Columbia’s expertise to investigate the impact of the crisis on vulnerable, displaced communities. As such, the Committee presents an online event series entitled “Forced Migration in a Post-Pandemic World,” which will look at the impact of this crisis on forced migration, both current and long-term (post-pandemic) effects, through a multidisciplinary set of four themes:

  1. Preparation & Planning: Voices from the Frontlines.
  2. Borders & Beliefs: The Pandemic’s Impact on Policies, Laws, and Public Opinion. 
  3. Roots & Routes: The pandemic’s impact on mobility, migration routes, and demographics. 
  4. Prospects & Pandemics: Envisioning the Future

Please join us on Thursday, October 1st at 10:00am EST for our inaugural event, titled “Lawyering for Refugees during COVID-19” featuring:

  • Terry McGovern, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University 
    • Chair, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health
  • J.C. Salyer, Barnard College
    • Director, Human Rights Program 
  • Nisha Agarwal, International Refugee Assistance Project
    • Deputy Executive Director
  • Moderated by Ama Francis, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University
    • Climate Law Fellow
  • With special introductory remarks from Dr. Safwan Masri, Columbia Global Centers
    • Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development

Register here.

Upcoming Programs

October 8 
Education, Health, and Well-being for Displaced Populations: Strengthening Coordination and Approaches across Humanitarian Sectors

October 22
Climate, Conflict and Coronavirus: A Perfect Storm for Migrants and Displaced Persons

November 8 
Preparation & Planning for Displaced Populations: Global Public Health Responses from the COVID Frontlines

November 16 
America is Closed: The Trump Years and What To Expect Next

December 2 
Disease Surveillance and Refugees, Migrants and other Marginalized Groups: Balancing Human Rights and Public Health in the COVID-19 pandemic

December 14 (Special Event)
Workshop Symposium on Forced Migration Teaching & Research Methods 

*dates and titles may change.

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