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2012-2013 News

archived Center news items

Spring 2013

The Center's Winter 2012-13 newsletter is now online, with a look back at fall happenings and a look forward to this spring's activities!  Read it here.

The Center's annual report is now available online, recapping the 2012-2013 academic year.  Find it here.


The Center has received a two-year grant from an anonymous foundation to carry out several key Center initiatives.  See more here.

The Center is looking for two BC undergrads for summer 2013 interns!  Application deadline March 15Details here.

The Center announces the opening of the application process for Summer Research Grants, open to BC graduate and undergraduate students.  Application deadline March 28Details here.


Video from the March symposium “Migration: Past, Present and Future” is now available online.

Watch "Migration: Past, Present and Future" »

Read a story on the Center's sesquicentennial academic symposium "Migration: Past, Present and Future", held March 21-22, in the BC Chronicle.


BC Law grad/CHRIJ certificate recipient Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero awarded an Excellence in Pro Bono Lawyering award by the Mass. Lawyers Weekly for his work with the Center’s Post-Deportation Human Rights Project. Story here (on page 22) »




America article co-authored by Center Director David Hollenbach, S.J. part of special issue receiving 2013 Best Coverage of Religious Liberty Issues award from the Catholic Press Association. Read more here »




An article in BC Social Work magazine features research on urban refugees led by Center Affiliated Faculty Professor Thomas Crea and Center Research Professor Maryanne Loughry, RSM.
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The CHRIJ's Spring 2013 newsletter is now available. Read it »

The Migration and Human Rights Project's 2012-2013 annual report is now available online in English and Spanish.

Center partner project Martín-Baró Fund for Mental Health & Human Rights Spring 2013 newsletter is now available. Read it here »


JRS Dispatches article on June reconciliation workshop in Cambodia led by Center Research Professor Maryanne Loughry RSM and Affiliated Faculty member Prof. Stephen Pope. Read the article »




Center Associate Director Brinton Lykes and Center Affiliated Faculty member Kalina Brabeck published an article in the Huffington Post on US immigration policy and immigrant families. Read the article »

New PDHRP legal victory returns wrongfully deported lawful permanent resident to US. Read the Press Release »


Fall 2012


CHRIJ Assoc. Director Dan Kanstroom's book Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora is #4 on The Atlantic's 2012 Best Books About Justice.  Read the article here. Read a review of Aftermath in the July 2013 Oxford Journal of Migration Studies here.




The American Psychological Association Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP) will confer its 2013 International Humanitarian Award on Prof. Brinton Lykes.  This award is in recognition of her sustained and enduring humanitarian services to underserved populations and her many contributions to international psychology. Read more here.



Post-Deportation Human Rights Project's reflection on deportation in recognition of Human Rights Day Dec. 10.  Read it here.




Kelsey A. Rennebohm Summer Fellowship established at Center, to memorialize CHRIJ-affliliated student who passed away in a bicycle accident in June 2012.  To learn more, or to donate, see details here.


Story on the work of The AMEN Project (Artists Movement to Engage Nonviolence), a BC-based multi-religious committee of artists, architects, and human rights activists seeking peace and tolerance among all religions. It is producing all the artwork for the rebuilding of a church in Khartoum, Sudan, which was burned down in religious intolerance on April 21, 2012. Story here.

The project website and an interview with Center Director David Hollenbach, S.J., are at

Center Visiting Professor Maryanne Loughry RSM authors the latest dispatch of the Jesuit Refugee Service's Praying With Refugees series, providing a meditation on the plight of a mentally suffering refugee in Australia.  Read it here.

Center's Post-Deportation Human Rights Project wins precedent-setting decision in Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, challenging the "post-departure bar".

Read story here.

Center Associate Director M. Brinton Lykes conferred the prestigious Ignacio Martín-Baró Lifetime Peace Practitioner Award by the American Psychological Association. 

Read more here.


Center partnership with Jesuit Refugee Services produces theological reflection on refugee’s story in JRS’ Praying With Refugees series, featuring Center Director David Hollenbach, SJ. Read it here. Read two theological reflections the partnership produced earlier in the year with Center affiliated faculty members Lisa Cahill and Jim Keenan, SJ here and here.

Center Associate Director Prof. Daniel Kanstroom published an op-ed in the NY Times on the tragic effects of deportation from the U.S. Read the article online.

The Migration and Human Rights Project’s 2012 Annual Report is now available. Read the report here: English | Spanish

The Summer 2012 edition of the CHRIJ newsletter has been released! You can read it here.

Center Director David Hollenbach, S.J., participated in a discussion broadcast on BBC resulting from a conference on “Understanding Human Dignity” at the  University of Oxford, sponsored by the Chancellor of the University, the British Academy, and the Roman Catholic bishops of England and Wales. Listen to the discussion.

This article in Salon, “Deportation laws destroy lives,” is excerpted from Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora by Daniel Kanstroom, Associate Director of the Center. Professor Kanstroom’s book is available from Oxford University Press.

Prof. Daniel Kanstroom, associate Director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, appeared on National Public Radio's The Takeaway on July 5, discussing his new book, Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora. This book is linked with the Center's Post-Deportation Human Rights Project. Listen to the audio here.

The 2012 edition of the Ignacio Martín-Baró Fund for Mental Health and Human Rights annual newsletter has been released! You can read it here.