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Migration and Diaspora Student Research Conference

February 8, 2019 at 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Location:8:30-11:25am Southam Hall 415
11:30-3:25pm Richcraft Hall 1201
Key Contact:Rachel McNally

Schedule – Friday, February 8

Morning: Southam Hall 415

8:30 – Registration and Light Refreshments

9:15 – Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:35 – 10:25 – Panel 1: Integration and Participation of Migrants in Canada

  • Moving Down the Road: An Exploration of Forced Migration from Africville to Uniacke Square (Nova Scotia)

Breanna Denton (Carleton, MA Public Policy and Administration)

  • The Impact of Immigration Category on Political Activity in Canada

Rachel McNally (Carleton, MA Political Science)

10:25 – 10:35 – Coffee Break

10:35 – 11:25 – Panel 2: Regional Agreements for Forced Migration Management

  • The Turkey-EU Agreement and its Implications for a Normative Power Europe

Bridget Healy (Carleton, MA Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Affairs)

  • The (Il)legality of the Canada-United States Safe Third Country Agreement

Flutura Mazreku (Carleton, MA Law and Legal Studies)

Afternoon: Richcraft Hall 1201

11:35 – 1:00 – Panel 3: Ethical Questions in Global Forced Migration Policy

  • The Killing of Syrian Children: On the Dangers of Theorizing from Emergency

Salma Essam El Refaei (Carleton, PhD Political Science)

  • Resettlement of Refugees and Race

Aituaje Aizenobie (UWindsor, Master of Laws)

  • The Ethics of Climate Migration

Sophia Sideris (Carleton, PhD Ethics and Public Affairs)

1:00 – 2:35 – Lunch

2:35 – 3:25 – Panel 4: Migrant Children and Families: Representation and Resistance

  • Problematic Justifications for Border Control Policies: Family Separation in the United States

Kanwal Khokhar (Ryerson, MA Criminal and Social Justice)

  • Gaining Insights into the School Experiences of Refugee Children Through Art and Accompanied Narratives

Alaa Azan (Carleton, BAH Child Studies)