Symposium | Migration: Global to Local Challenges | Oct 13

October 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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The Tennessee World Affairs Council

in association with

Belmont University Center for International Business and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce present a symposium

Migration: Global to Local Challenges

October 13, 2021 – 11:30a-1:00 pm CT

Moderator

David Plazas
Opinion and Engagement Director for the USA TODAY Tennessee Network and The Tennessean

Global Migration Trends

Dr. Marie McAuliffe, Head, Migration Policy Research Division, UN International Organization for Migration, Geneva

Climate and Migration

Pablo Escribano, Regional Thematic Specialist in Migration, Environment and Climate Change in the Regional Office for Central America, North America and the Caribbean of the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Migration and America

TBD

Migration and the State of Tennessee

TBD

David Plazas

David Plazas is the Opinion and Engagement Director for the USA TODAY Network newsrooms in Tennessee and The Tennessean where he serves an editorial writer, opinion columnist, op-ed editor and an editorial board member. He has written award-winning columns on affordable housing, government accountability and civic engagement. He leads the acclaimed Civility Tennessee campaign.

Dr. Marie McAuliffe

Marie McAuliffe is the head of the Migration Policy Research Division in the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the co-chief editor of the next World Migration Report (with Martin Ruhs).

Marie is an international migration specialist with almost 20 years of experience in migration as a practitioner, program manager, senior official and researcher. Marie has published/edited in academic and policy spheres on migrant smuggling, asylum seekers, refugees, irregular migration and enhancing protection in Southeast Asia.

She is an elected member of the Scientific Committee of the Swiss Network for International Studies in Geneva. She is a Senior Fellow at the Global Migration Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and a visiting scholar at the Population Institute at Hacettepe University in Ankara. Marie is also a member of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Migration Research Advisory Group.

Marie has led research, analysis and policy teams in government and has consulted to IOM, ILO as well as in the private sector, including in South Korea, Russia, Central Asia and Turkey. For three years (2012–2014) Marie directed the Australian irregular migration research program.

In late 2014 she was awarded a Sir Roland Wilson scholarship to complete her doctoral research at the Australian National University’s School of Demography on the irregular maritime migration of Hazara asylum seekers to Australia.

Pablo Escribano

Pablo Escribano is the Regional Thematic Specialist in Migration, Environment and Climate Change in the Regional Office for Central America, North America and the Caribbean of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). He has held various positions within IOM both at Geneva Headquarters and at the Regional Offices based in Brussels and Dakar. He has a Master’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in History from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris.

About the International Organization for Migration

IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.  More


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Details

Date:
October 13
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm