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Immigration: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Hosted by the University Libraries and sponsored by the Civil Rights Institute and the College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

Bradley Reading Room in Strozier Library
Thursday, Nov. 7
9:00am - 4:15pm.

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Conference schedule: Subject to change
Time Event Speakers
8:30am Breakfast  
9:00am Welcome & Opening Remarks  
9:15am Human Rights Concerns with Contemporary Immigration Policies.

Terry Coonan, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights

9:45am Hot Topics in Immigration: Recent Policy Changes and Legal Battles in the U.S.

Darby Scott, Professor of Law and Director of the FSU Immigration Law Project

10:15am Break  
10:30am The Framing of the U.S. Immigration Policy: Examples of a Familiar Lens.

Suzanne Sinke, Professor of History and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

11:00am Writing Home: Exploring Migration through Letters.

Justin Vos, Ph.D. Candidate in History

11:30am The Nature of My Personal Immigrant Poetry.

Virgil Suarez, Professor of English

12:00pm Lunch  
1:15pm Concealing Immigration through Security Infrastructure in Calais, France.

Vincent Joos, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Linguistics

1:45pm Refining the Immigration-Crime Nexus: The Impact of Legal Status and Nationality on Recidivism.

Javier Ramos, Ph.D. Candidate in Criminology & Criminal Justice

2:15pm Break  
2:30pm In the Spirit of Sanctuary Spaces: Awareness, Advocacy, and Action.

Miguel Hernandez, Co-Interim Director of the Center for Leadership & Social Change

3:00pm Break  
3:15pm Employment-Based Immigration and Current Issues.

Luciana Hornung, Associate General Counsel

3:45pm Ripple Effect: How Sea Level Rise will Reshape the U.S. Population Landscape.

Matt Hauer, Assistant Professor of Sociology

4:15pm Closing Remarks



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