EPIIC Symposium 2019 - Video Recordings

Migration in a Turbulent World

The 34th Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium

March 7-9, 2019


Symposium Schedule

Thursday, March 7

Keynote Address: Paul Collier, University of Oxford

Welcome Abiodun Williams, Director, Institute for Global Leadership; Professor of the Practice of International Politics, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Sir Paul Collier, Author, Exodus: How Migration Is Changing Our World; Director, International Growth Centre and Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School Of Government, University of Oxford


Barriers to Belonging: Integration, Adaptation and Exclusion

  • Fouad Ben Ahmed, Liaison between residents and the Local Government in Département 93, Bondy, Paris
  • Karen Jacobsen, Henry J. Leir Professor in Global Migration, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  • The Rt Hon David Lammy, MP, Labour Member of Parliament, Tottenham, United Kingdom
  • The Hon Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O.Ont., Senator for Ontario, The Senate of Canada; Co-Author, Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada


Friday, March 8

Hidden in Plain Sight: 21st Century Slavery and Human Trafficking

  • George Naufal, Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (Iza), Bonn, Germany
  • E. Benjamin Skinner, Founder And President, Transparentem; Author, A Crime So Monstrous: Face-To-Face With Modern-Day Slavery
  • Peter Tinti, Journalist; Co-Author, Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Savior


Gender and Migrati♀n

  • Alia Mata, International Organization for Migration, Northern Triangle
  • Kathleen Newland, Senior Fellow and Co-Founder, Migration Policy Institute
  • Hannah M Postel, PhD Candidate, Demography and Social Policy, Princeton University
  • Astrid Ziebarth, Senior Migration Fellow, German Marshall Fund


Defining Refugees in a Changing Climate

  • Michel Bamani, Vice President and Counsel, State Street
  • Nina Hall, Assistant Professor of International Relations, School for Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University; Author, Displacement, Development, and Climate Change: International Organizations Moving beyond their Mandates
  • Hardin Lang, Vice President, Programs and Policy, Refugees International; Veteran of six United Nations Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Field Missions
  • Mariam Traore Chazalnoel, Associate Expert, Migration, Environment and Climate Change, International Organization for Migration


Keynote Address: The Need for Better Managing International Migration

H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajcák, Minister of Foreign And European Affairs, Slovak Republic; President, United Nations General Assembly Seventy-Second Session


The Paradox of Sovereignty and Global Migration

  • Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies
  • Liav Orgad, Director, “Global Citizenship Governance” Research Group, European University Institute; Associate Professor, Lauder School of Government Diplomacy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
  • Laura Rótolo, Staff Counsel and Community Advocate, ACLU of Massachusetts


Saturday, March 9

Cities: Migration’s Frontline

  • Atyia Martin, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Boston
  • Samer Saliba, Urban Technical Advisor, International Rescue Committee
  • Justin Steil, Assistant Professor of Law and Urban Planning, MIT


How South to South Migration Is Shaping Our World

  • Leila Abu-Gheida, Regional Director, West Africa and Middle East Regional Office, FHI 360
  • Nizar El Fakih, President and Founder, Proiuris NGO, Venezuela; Former Consultant Lawyer on Venezuela, Human Rights Watch
  • Ayesha Jalal, Mary Richardson Professor of History, Tufts University
  • Çağlar Özden, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank


Movement and Order: The Securitization of Migration

  • Ryan Burke, Associate Professor and Curriculum Director, Department of Military and Strategic Studies, U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Adam Goodman, Assistant Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies and History, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Kerri Talbot, Director of Federal Advocacy, Immigration Hub; Former Chief Counsel, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez
  • Monika Wohlfeld, German Chair for Peace Studies and Conflict Prevention, The Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC), University of Malta