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On Nov. 19, Carolyn Forché of Georgetown U. gave a special presentation to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the assassination of the martyrs of El Salvador.

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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 here. »  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. »


International Education Week at BC from Nov. 10-21, featuring nearly 50 internationally themed events! This year's theme is "Social Justice in the World: Is it Possible?". View the entire schedule of IEW events 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. »


The Center is offering trainings on immigration issues to BC undergrads working in service placements with immigrant groups and others interested in the topic, on Oct. 20 and 21.  See more details and RSVP for a training here.


The Center's Summer 2014 newsletter is now available, look back at spring happenings and a look forward to this fall's activities! CHRIJ Summer 2014 Newsletter »


Center Associate Director Dan Kanstroom has been appointed to a three year term on the editorial board of the International Migration Review, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal created to encourage and facilitate the study of all aspects of international migration.​


Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo President Estela de Carlotto, whom the Center welcomed to BC for a presentation last September, has been reunited in Argentina with her 36 year-old grandson, whom she has never known and who recently discovered his true identity.

fileCentral American refugees flee violence

Please see this video produced by the Jesuit Refugee Service on the unaccompanied children arriving to the US from Central America exploring root causes of their migration and the US' responsibility to provide refuge.


Volunteer or apply for US citizenship at Citizenship Day in Boston on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.
Get details about Citizenship Day »


The Center endorses the statement by the Society of Jesus urging elected officials to preserve due process protections for unaccompanied children arriving at the US border fleeing harm. We encourage those in the US to contact your representatives in Congress to do the same.

See the statement and contact your representatives at this link>>

upcoming events


Tweeting in the Time of Cholera: Networking, Social Media and Justice in Haiti

Friday, November 21
12:30 p.m.
Barat House 1st floor, Boston College Newton campus

With Brian Concannon from the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.  Part of the Center's Works in Progress Colloquium Series this fall.


Here are a few other links that might interest you:

Past Events | Video of Spring 2014 Events | Area Events