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Center for Italian Studies to Host Conference on the Challenge of Migration

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The Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University will host the US component of a two-series international conference, “The Challenge of Migration in Europe and the United States: Comparing Policies and Models of Reception,” November 2 through November 4 at various locations on campus.

The program includes presentations by judges, prosecutors, journalists, religious and labor representatives, and scholars. Discussions will continue on the causes, behavior and effects of both voluntary and forced migration across Europe and North American that were analyzed in the European counterpart of this conference, held in Agrigento, Sicily, in June 2017.

All are welcome to attend this free event. Please visit the website or call the Center for Italian Studies at (631) 632-7444 for a detailed program with locations, times, and information about the presenters.

The three-day program includes:
Keynote speaker Alan Bersin, former Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer for the US Department of Homeland Security, who will address the issues of “Migrant Flows and Border Lines”

Panels of speakers grouped thematically in the following sessions:
Migration Issues in Historical and Comparative Contexts
Migration Issues in Media Discourse
Citizenship Rights and Models of Reception
Integration and Identity
Migration and the EU
Public Perceptions of Immigration in a New Security World Regulating Migration
State and Non-State Actors in Migration Flows International Actors
Migration in a Global Context

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