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Global Initiatives in Refugee and Migrant Education

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The global refugee reality is one of the major challenges facing the human community in our time. Universities have an important role to play in responding to this global reality through its mission of teaching, research and social responsibility.

The organizers are planning a conference on the responsibility and roles of universities and other institutions especially in light of the Global Compact on Refugees emerging from the UN. In addition, the Conference "Global Initiatives in Refugee and Migrant Education: Teaching, Research and Social Responsibility" will provide an opportunity to further develop the Refugee and Migrant Education Network (RME) which was created in November of 2017 in Rome. RME is a network of over 45 universities, NGOs and not for profit organizations which are collaborating on refugee education.

We are releasing the program, including the names of leading experts from around the world who will present papers, participate in panel discussions or lead workshop sessions. Keynote speakers from Iraq, the United States, Lebanon, the Holy See and other parts of the world will reflect with us on how to bring together universities and NGOs to provide education to, and about, migrants and refugees, and how to do research on vulnerable people on the move:

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The conference is honored to have a number of renowned keynote speakers, including:

Dr. Stephen Rasche
President of the Catholic University in Erbil, Iraq. As Iraq has been experiencing its own refugee crisis, Rasche has traveled internationally to advocate for his country and highlight the contributions his university and the Catholic community have made there.

Diego Gomez Pickering

Consulate-General of Mexico in New York City, a Mexican diplomat and writer, who served from December 2013 to June 2016 as Mexico's Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Kevin Appleby
Senior Director of International Migration Policy at the Center for Migration Studies. He has also served as the director of migration policy and public affairs of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops for over 15 years. He has advocated in front of Congress regarding immigration issues.

Archbishop Bernardito Auza
Doctor in Theology and Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations since 2014. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Tagbilaran in 1985 and has been involved in the diplomatic service of the Holy See since 1990.

The first conference RME Network organised at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome 2017 not only presented best practices in the field of migrant and refugee education, but connected researchers and institutions working for their well being.

Click here to see the video from our last conference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9Svrv0RMpE&t=2s

The conference concluded with the audience with Pope Francis. The Holy Father urged participants of the Rome 2017 conference that universities have a special duty of studying causes of remote migration, but also, as Pope Francis stressed: „It is likewise important to take into account the reactions — negative in principle, at times even discriminatory and xenophobic — that the arrival of migrants is generating in countries of ancient Christian Tradition, in order to recommend programmes for educating consciences.”

That is why in 2018 in New York we will also focus on education about migrants and refugees, which is crucial for better understanding of the phenomenon and therefore better acceptance of migrants and refugees in the societies of the first world.

The principle objectives if the conference are:

1. To understand better the realities of refugees globally and the educational needs of refugees

2. To understand better the Global Compact of Refugees and its implications for universities.

3. To devise strategies and foster collaboration so as to increase the number of refugees in university level courses of study in settlement camps.

4. To identify key potential research needs of relief agencies and devise ways of responding.

5. To share best practices regarding education about migrants and refugees within the University context and ways of engaging university students in social responsibility.

6. To provide an opportunity to further build the Refugee and Migrant Education Network.

IMPORTANT HOTEL & LOGISTICS INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS:

New York City is full of great hotels. Coming to our conference you can choose a hotel Midtown close to the attractions of the city or decide to stay closer to the University. Manhattan College is located at Manhattan Parkway which is next to the Van Cortland Park at the Bronx. Hotel recomendations below are those closer to Mid Manhattan and you will have to take a subway from the city to the College. What we reccomend is to stay anywhere close to the no. 1 subway line and not too far down from 42 st stop as you will be going uptown to join us at Manhattan College. Our building is located only 7 min walk from the Van Cortlandt Park - 242 St no. 1 subway stop. Please remember that around Manhattan College there is plenty of residential areas and Air b'n'b is also very active there. You might want to try it first as it may be a lot more friendly in terms of rates. Here are some hotels we could recommend - hope to see you soon in NYC!

Club Quarters Midtown Hotel New York City http://www.clubquarters.com/loc_nyMidtown.phpShelburne Murray Hill New York City http://www.affinia.com/New-York-City-Hotel.aspx?name=Shelburne-Murray-HillAffinia Manhattan New York City http://www.affinia.com/New-York-City-Hotel.aspx?name=Affinia-Manhattan

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