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Migrations Conference: Jack Dangermond

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Migrations Conference: Jack Dangermond


University of California, Riverside

Start Date/Time

4/27/2017 8:30 AM

End Date/Time

4/27/2017 7:00 PM

Type of Event

Conferences Workshops and Seminars


Center for Ideas


A 2-day conference on migration as a cultural, political, and social phenomenon |   | Over the past years, new forms of terrorism, war, and the clash of opposed cultural and religious value-systems have caused unprecedented mass migrations in the modern world. They have, in turn, brought about a fundamental level of insecurity among Western Cultures, a far-reaching irritation as to how to react properly to the streams of migrants risking their lives on dangerous passages- across land, sea and air borders- to seek refuge in the more prosperous and politically stable counties of the Western World. Those recent events demand a closer look into the history and nature of migration, its manifold causes, forms, and effects. Joint interdisciplinary efforts in thinking about migration as a cultural, political, and social phenomenon have never been more urgent than they are now. |   | Time and Location |   | April 27 - University of California, Riverside, CHASS INTS 1113 | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM: Main Conference | 6:00 PM: Evening Keynote Lecture with Jack Dangermond, CEO of Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software company based in Redlands, CA. ESRI builds the world’s most powerful mapping and spatial analytics software, which is fundamental to helping organizations create positive change in the industry and society. |   | Reception to follow. |   | April 28 - Culver Center of the Arts, Hammond Dance Studio | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Main Conference | 4:30 PM: Film Screening and Talk with Louis Massiah, Director of Scribe Video Center | Screening of three documentaries from Scribe Video Center’s “Precious Places Community History” Project (10 minutes each) and The Bombing of Osage Avenue (60 minutes) |   | Sponsors |   | UCR Center for Ideas and Society | UCR Office of International Affairs | CHASS Dean’s Office | UCR Artsblock | World Affairs Council of Inland Southern California |   | Conference Organizers |   | Jeanette Kohl (Associate Professor and Chair, Art History, UC Riverside) | Kelechi Kalu (Vice Provost of International Affairs, UC Riverside) |   | Visit the conference page for more details: | |  | Cost: Free

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