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Schedule for Migration: Towards an Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Understanding of Human Mobility Symposium

All sessions will be held in the Anderson University Center, except the opening keynote, which will be held in the Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

8:15 - 9:20 a.m. | Keynote

Speaker: Bob Ferguson, Washington State Attorney General

Introduced by Dr. Roberto Dondisch, Mexican Consul

Location: Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts

9:55 - 11:40 a.m. | Alumni Stories on the Experience of Being Refugees, Adoptees and Undocumented

Alumni Panel: David Akuien ’10, Wendy Martinez ’14 and Jacob Taylor ’09

Moderated by Carmiña Palerm, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Director of the PLU International Honors Program

Location: Scandinavian Cultural Center

11:50 a.m. - 1:35 p.m. | The Art and Science of Human Migration

Speaker: Elizabeth Fussell, Associate Professor of Population Studies and Environment and Society at Brown University

Introduced by Scott Rogers, Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center

Location: Regency Room

1:45 - 3:30 p.m. | Concurrent Panels

Panel Title: Welcoming the Stranger I: Immigrant Workers in a Wisconsin Dairy Community—a 20 –Year Experiment

Panelist: John Rosenow and Shaun Duvall

Moderated by Jordan Levy, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Location: Scandinavian Cultural Center


Panel Title: “And justice for all?” – Public Transportation and Equity in the Puget Sound Region

Panelists: Andrew Austin ’06 and Sonja Ruud ’12

Moderated by Arthur Strum, Resident Assistant Professor of Multi-Disciplinary Programs

Location: Chris Knutzen Hall West

3:45 - 5:25 p.m. | Transnational Identities: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century

Panelists: Rachel Hershberg (UWT), Robin Jacobson (UPS) and Monica DeHart (UPS)

Moderated by Heidi McLaughlin, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Location: Chris Knutzen Hall West

Dinner Break

7 - 8:30 p.m. | The Importance of Migrant Voices and Perspectives

The 44th annual Walter C. Schnackenberg Memorial Lecture

Speaker: Fredy González, Assistant Professor of Latin American History at the University of Colorado – Boulder

Introduced by Timothy O’Neill, Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Location: Scandinavian Cultural Center

9:05 - 10:20 a.m. | Homo Itinerans: An Anthropological Perspective on Global Mobility

Speaker: Alessandro Monsutti, Head of Anthropology and Sociology Steering Committee, Programme for the Study of Global Migration Graduate Institute of Geneva

Introduced by Sonja Rudd ’12

Location: Regency Room

10:30 - 11:40 a.m. | Mobility Made Visible: Disciplinary Approaches to Migrant Stories

Panelists: Rebekah Mergenthal (PLU), Jennifer Spence (PLU) and Adela Ramos (PLU)

Moderated by José Ramón Ortigas, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

Location: Scandinavian Cultural Center

11:50 a.m. - 1:35 p.m. | Exploring the Linkage between Human Trafficking and Migration

Speaker: Greg Hermsmeyer ’88, Senior Coordinator for International Programs in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP) at the U.S. Department of State

Introduced by Ann Kelleher, Emeritus Professor of Political Science

Location: Regency Room

1:45 - 3: 25 p.m. | Welcoming the Stranger II: Organizational Approaches to Immigrant and Refugee Resettlement, and Human Trafficking

Panelists: Liz Dunbar, Linda Faaren ’78, Sarah Peterson and Kerri Pedrick ’08

                Moderated by Katherine Wiley, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Location: Scandinavian Cultural Center

3:30 - 4:45 p.m. | Births, Deaths, and Deportations: Health Care and the Struggle for Immigrant Rights

     Speaker: Lisa Sun-Hee Park, Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies with affiliations in Sociology and Feminist Studies at the University of California – Santa Barbara

     Introduced by Teresa Ciabattari, Professor of Sociology and the Chair of Women’s and Gender Studies Program

     Location: Regency Room

Dinner Break

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. | The Church's Vocation in a World on the Move

     Speaker: The Rev. Munib Younan, Retired Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land since 1998 and former President of the Lutheran World Federation

     Introduced by The Rev. Richard Jaech, Bishop of Southwestern Washington Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

     Location: Regency Room