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A 2-day conference on migration as a cultural, political, and social phenomenon

Over the past years, new forms of terrorism, war, and the clash of opposed cultural and religious value-systems have caused unprecedented mass migrations in the modern world. They have, in turn, brought about a fundamental level of insecurity among Western Cultures, a far-reaching anxiety as to how to react properly to the streams of migrants risking their lives on dangerous passages- across land, sea and air borders- to seek refuge in the more prosperous and politically stable counties of the Western World. Those recent events demand a closer look into the history and nature of migration, its manifold causes, forms, and effects. Joint interdisciplinary efforts in thinking about migration as a cultural, political, and social phenomenon have never been more urgent than they are now.

Time & Location

April 27 @8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521

April 28 @9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Culver Center of the Arts
Hammond Dance Studio (upstairs)
3834 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501


UCR Center for Ideas and Society
UCR International Affairs
CHASS Dean’s Office
UCR Artsblock
World Affairs Council of Inland Southern California

Conference Organizers

Jeanette Kohl (Associate Professor and Chair, Art History, UC Riverside)
Kelechi Kalu (Vice Provost of International Affairs, UC Riverside)

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