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Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs
7th Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Migration, Displacement, and Belonging: Challenging the Paradigms
March 7-9, 2019

Whether forced or voluntary, migration marks the search for better opportunities. Some cross political boundaries because of economic, political, or environmental hardships, while others flee war, persecution, or poverty. Invariably, migration entails risks and generates new insecurities and anxieties as migrants must contend with issues of identity and belonging.

In this conference we ask, how does belonging to multiple worlds and localities influence how individuals conceive of themselves and the communities to which they belong? How do stories of displacement and belonging shape an individual’s ability and desire to integrate into their host societies? What does home mean to individuals and communities with deep and complicated migratory histories?