The Center’s annual conference explores a major question in im/migration scholarship across a range of disciplines. These international conferences function as critical forums on which to disseminate new research on migration studies and through which to educate a wide public. Past conferences have considered the questions of birthright citizenship, the roles of immigrant entrepreneurs, the relationship between immigrant communities and metropolitan growth, the connections between migration and public health, and the legacy of the landmark immigration policy reform of 1965.
For more information about upcoming and past conferences, please see below.
March 28, 2019 - Kicked Out: U.S. Detention & Deportation Policy
Prince George's Room in Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Keynote: Kelly Lytle Hernandez (UCLA Department of History)
Panelists: Madeline Hsu (University of Texas at Austin), Robert Koulish (University of Maryland, College Park), and Abel Nunez (Executive Director of Central American Resource Center)
June 20-22, 2019 - Global Summit on Labor Migration
April 19, 2018 - Census 2020: Race and Whose Story "Counts"
April 20-21 - Global Labor Migration Network Inaugural Workshop
October 6-7, 2016 - Crimmigration in the Shadow of Sovereignty
April 14, 2016 - Organizing for Power and Workers' Rights in the Twenty-First Century
November 12, 2015 - Remaking America: The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 and Its Impact
September 18-19, 2014 - Health Across Borders: Migration, Disease, Medicine, and Public Health in a Global Age
March 13-14, 2014 - The Migrant Metropolis
September 13-14, 2012 - Immigration and Entrepreneurship: An Interdisciplinary Conference
March 29-30, 2012 - Born in the USA: The Politics of Birthright Citizenship in Historical Perspective