The Refugee Crisis: A Conference / DAY TWO

Date / Time

October 25, 2019

8:30 am - 5:30 pm


SCE room 605


The Refugee Crisis:  A Conference / DAY TWO

October 25

Online Registration

8:30-9:00  Breakfast


  1. Refugees in a Global Context: how can different regional contexts illuminate the urgent challenges presented by the crisis? Issues to be discussed in this context could include restrictionism, populism, etc.

Moderator: Lynette Jackson (UIC)

Andreas Feldmann (UIC)

Kemal Kirisci (Brookings Institution)
“Operationalizing the Global Compact on Refugees and Turkey: prospects and challenges to supporting self-reliance of refugees and resilience of host communities”

Amal Fadlalla (University of Michigan)



  1. Refugees and Precarities–A conversation: how are precarious conditions in origin and destination nations/regions affecting the conditions of refugees and the possibilities for protection and aid?

Moderator: Sultan Tepe (UIC)

Ogenga Otunnu (DePaul University)

Noelle Brigden (Marquette University)

12:45-1:30 Lunch



  1. Refugee Writing/Writing Refugees: how are creative artists responding to the refugee crisis?

Introduction: Daniel Borzutzky (UIC)

Daniel Borzutsky (UIC)

Faisal Mohyuddin (Highland Park High School)


3:30-5:15 VII. New Futures: What possibilities can be found–within or outside governments, NGOs, and activist communities—to address the refugee crisis?

Moderator: Amalia Pallares (UIC)

Maria Christina Garcia (Cornell University)

Melineh Kano (Refugee One)

Sarah Davila-Ruhaak (UIC John Marshall Law School)


5:30 Reception


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