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Conferences & Workshops

CCIS has organized and hosted many research conferences, workshops, and graduate student training institutes. Most of these events have resulted in important publications, including three books published by Stanford University Press. In addition, CCIS has hosted more than 65 briefings for academic and non-academic groups, conducted by the Center’s academic staff.


"Forced Migration: An Interdisciplinary Exchange"

Date:  Friday, November 16, 2018 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Location:     Malamud Room, Institute of the Americas

                     University of California, San Diego

The conference brings together academics from a wide variety of disciplines, such as the social sciences, the physical sciences, and health sciences, in an effort to promote learning, exchange, and collaboration on issues pertinent to refugee integration.

Featured Talks and Speakers:

         Refugees and Climate Change

Kate Ricke
Assistant Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy/Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

Wolfram Schlenker
Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Richard Matthew
Associate Dean, Research and International Programs, UC Irvine
Professor, Urban Planning & Public Policy and Political Science, UC Irvine

Moderator: Claire Adida - Associate Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego

         Refugees and Health

Tala Al-Rousan
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Medicine, UC San Diego

Wael Al-Delaimy
Professor / Division Chief, Family Medicine and Public Health, UC San Diego

Victoria Ojeda
Associate Professor, Division of Global Public Health, UC San Diego

Moderator: Danielle Raudenbush - Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC San Diego

          What Academics Should Learn from Refugees & Policymakers

Ramla Sahid
Founder and Executive Director, the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA)

Erica Bouris
Technical Advisor, Economic Empowerment Programs, International Rescue Committee

Anne Richard
Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (2012-2017)

Moderator: David FitzGerald - Professor of Sociology, UC San Diego

To see the Conference Program, please click:  Conference Program



Conference Date
"Forced Migration: An Interdisciplinary Exchange" November 16, 2018
2018 PRIEC Conference August 7, 2018
The 2018 Immigration Law and Border Enforcement Program May 20, 2018 to May 27, 2018
The California Endowment / CHIS Immigration Research Workshop March 3, 2018
9th Annual UC International Migration Conference "Immigrant California: Policies and Politics March 2, 2018
Refugee & Asylum Policies in an Age of Resurgent Nationalism December 1, 2017
Immigrant Integration and Gateways for Growth: Comparative Perspectives November 13, 2017
Human Rights and Migration Conference May 19, 2017
8th Annual UC International Migration Conference "Immigrant California: The Social, Economic, and Political Status of California's Immigrants May 13, 2017
Research Universities, International STEM Students, and the Innovation Economy: San Diego, Californaia and Beyond May 2, 2016
7th Annual UC International Migration Conference "Immigrant Integration: California and Beyond April 22, 2016
Comparative Responses to Asylum Seeking in Europe, Australia, The U.S., and Middle East November 30, 2015
CCIS Graduate Student Migration Workshop May 15, 2015
6th Annual UC International Migration Conference "Immigrant California: Immigration Policy at Varying Scales February 20, 2015
5th Annual UC International Migration Conference "Immigrant Integration in Comparative Perspective" January 31, 2014
4th Annual UC International Migration Conference: "We asked for workers and families came: "Children, youth, and families in migration" February 22, 2013
The Politics of Race and Place Workshop February 24, 2012
3rd Annual UC International Migration Conference "Politics and Governance" February 10, 2012
Ethnicity, Race, & Indigenous Peoples in Latin America & the Caribbean November 3, 2011

2nd Annual UC International Migration Conference

February 26, 2011
Population, Integration, and Law:  Implications for Immigration Policy March 29 & 30, 2010
1st Annual UC International Migration Conference March 12, 2010
State and Local Immigration Policy in the U.S.:  An Interdisciplinary Workshop May 9, 2008