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A student with a display board titled "Immigrants in Massachusetts"

The Center's initiatives aimed at BC undergraduates were highlighted in The Boston College Chronicle.

Read the about the initiatives in Chronicle »

Front page of Australia's The Catholic Voice

BC Law Prof. Frank Brennan, S.J., wrote about Carolyn Forché's presentation on Nov. 19 to commemorate the martyrs of the UCA in El Salvador in Canberra, Australia's The Catholic Voice.

Read Fr. Brennan's article »

Richard Falla, S.J.

Center Associate Director Dan Kanstroom wrote on "Human rights for all is better than citizenship rights for some" as part of an online series hosted by the EUDO Observatory on Citizenship.

Read Kanstroom's piece here »

Richard Falla, S.J.

Center Visiting Fellow Ricardo Falla, S.J. discusses his life and work, and a new book project about them entitled "Al Atardecer de la Vida" (In the Twilight of Life), in these short interviews (in Spanish).

Watch a Conversation with Ricardo Falla, S.J. »


Center Associate Director Daniel Kanstroom was the featured keynote speaker on November 12, at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas, as part of the International Bank of Commerce Speaker Series.  He spoke to an audience of some 300 students, faculty, and community members on the topic of "Deportation and the new American Diaspora".

Read more about Kanstroom's presentation. »  See the local news coverage of Kanstroom's appearance here »


Center Associate Director Brinton Lykes will be the featured speaker at the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition's Thanksgiving Luncheon at the State House on Nov. 20. she will give an address entitled "Protecting all children in the Commonwealth: Unauthorized Migrants, Transnational Families and Giving Thanks"  More information about how to attend here. »


The Migration and Human Rights Project's 2013-2014 annual report is now available online in English and Spanish.


Center Associate Director Brinton Lykes and Affiliated Faculty member Prof. Kalina Brabeck of Rhode Island College release policy statements to educate Congress on the issue of unaccompanied children and youth crossing the Mexico-U.S. border, exploring the implications of psychological research with migrant children and youth for U.S. immigration policy reform. Read the statements or listen to audio here. »


upcoming events

There are no further events scheduled for the Fall 2014 semester. Here are a few other links that might interest you:

Past Events | Video of Past Events | Area Events