Center co-director Daniel Kanstroom was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on US immigration policy and the traditional role family unification has played in it over the years as President Trump and the Republicans look at possible changes to the immigration system.
On Feb. 22, author Eileen Markey joined the Center to discuss her new book A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura.
News & Announcements
Congratulations to Center co-director Dr. M. Brinton Lykes, who has been awarded the 2017 Seymour B. Sarason Award for Community Research and Action by the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association.
The Heights, BC's student newspaper, covered our Feb. 28 event with author and activist Chuck Collins on his new book Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good.
Center co-director Dan Kanstroom appeared on the WBUR radio program Open Source last evening, as part of a wide-ranging conversation entitled "Deportation Nation," joined by Harvard professors Roberto Gonzales and Mary Waters.
Center co-director Dan Kanstroom is quoted in an article in the Boston Globe about the Boston-based history of anti-immigrant sentiment.
The Center has issued a statement in protest of President Trump's executive order this weekend suddenly barring refugee admissions and some classes of people with visas, such as US legal permanent residents, from entering the country.
The Center has released its Winter 2016-2017 newsletter. With Center news and recasp of the past semester's events, check it out.
Center's Post-Deportation Human Rights Project announces launch of new online portal, the Deportation Global Information Project! Access more and get the link to the new site here.
The Center is excited to announce it will be offering summer research grants to BC graduate and undetrgraduate students once again in 2017! Application deadline February 28.
In the wake of the 2016 US elections, the Center has made a statement on the election and established a section of its website dedicated to useful resources for immigrant advocates. Included are sections on advocacy initiatives and events; BC & local university resources; education; legal resources; resources on sanctuary schools and universities; and statements by institutions of higher education.
Center co-director Daniel Kanstroom spoke to the radio program The World on the more immediate foreseen effects on immigration and deportation policy under the new Trump administration.
Center co-director Daniel Kanstroom is published in the New York Times arguing for deportation reform in the US immigration system as part of its Room for Debate series.
The CHRIJ Summer Newsletter is now available. Catch up on the Spring 2016 happenings and learn about a few upcoming events.
The International Journal of Transitional Justice, for which Center Co-Director M. Brinton Lykes is a Co-Editor-in-Chief, has also issued a call for papers for for the theme, "Transitional Justice from the Margins: Intersections of Identities, Power and Human Rights." The deadline for submission is July 1, 2017.
The Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) has issued a call for proposals for its biannual student leadership conference to be held from June 27-29, 2017 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. The theme of next summer's conference is “Principles in Crisis,” and the topic of focus will be "Refugees and Responsibility."
Wednesday, March 29
East Wing 115A
BC Newton campus
With Alex Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at the New School for Social Research, and former United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva.
Thursday, March 30
With Susan Church, immigration lawyer. More information and RSVP here.
Tuesday, April 4
East Wing 120
Boston College Newton campus
A Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College conference co-sponsored by the Center.
Monday, April 10
- Reverend Sounghey Kim, Won Buddhist minister; Director, Samdong Educational Retreat Center, Seongju City, South Korea
- Theodore Postol, PhD, Professor, Science, Technology, and International Security, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Juyeon Rhee, Korea Policy Institute; Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea, New York
Moderators: M. Brinton Lykes, Co-Director of the CHRIJ, and Ramsay Liem, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Boston College