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Global Migration Seminar
March 20, 2019 - March 21, 2019
The movement of people across borders in search of education, employment and to flee from war, persecution or natural disasters in their home country has triggered an international debate. Global migration has contributed to our increasingly diverse and interconnected world. Cross-border migration has risen steadily over the last three decades, and now accounts for 250 million people and 3 percent of the global population. With similar trends expected to continue, concerns originating from immigrant-receiving countries are inevitable as they contend with the effects on labor markets as well as on political, social and cultural dynamics. Likewise, countries of origin worry about the potential negative consequences of this migration since it creates a vacuum that must be filled one way or another.
This seminar is designed for K-12 and community college educators to acknowledge global migration and incorporate awareness into their teaching and learning as they prepare the next generation of leaders. Through engaging plenary talks and interactive breakout sessions, this seminar will examine global migration, factors influencing it, its risks and opportunities and the ways in which educators should contemplate this phenomenon as schools and institutions become increasingly diverse.
This program is designed for K-12 and community college instructors of all disciplines, as well as administrators and staff. Find more information and register.