Marcelo Suárez-Orozco: New Book Confronts the Global Migration Crisis

Wasserman Dean and co-founder of Re-imagining Migration speaks at Harvard, Boston College, and UMass on humanitarianism and migration.

Wasserman Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco has given several talks this month on the issues surrounding the global migration crisis and shared his most recent book, “Humanitarianism and Mass Migration: Confronting the World Crisis,” published by the University of California Press.

Suárez-Orozco delivered a plenary talk on “Inclusion & Exclusion: Global Impact on Migration,” at the Boston College Global Migration Conference: Inclusion and Exclusion, which was held on April 11, presented by the Boston College Law School and the Boston College School of Social Work. On April 12, he led a conversation on migration in regard to education, health, and legal issues for youth and children. The panel included faculty and graduate students from the McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Dean Suárez-Orozco was joined by UCLA colleagues Carola Suárez-Orozco, John Rogers, and Adam Strom for “Mapping Human Migration: Setting the Educational Agenda,” a seminar presented by Re-imagining Migration, April 15-16 at the Harvard Faculty Club.

UCLA Professor of Education Carola Suárez-Orozco, who co-founded Re-imagining Migration, presented “Migration Stories: What is the role of stories in our understanding of migration?” with Adam Strom, director of Re-imagining Migration. Marcelo Suárez-Orozco chaired a discussion on “Where do we come from? Taking the long view of human migration,” and John Rogers, UCLA professor of education and director of UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education & Access (IDEA), took part in a conversation on the receiving and integration of immigrant-origin youth. In addition, Pedro Noguera, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Education and director of the UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools, spoke on the importance of building teacher-student relationships.

Re-imagining Migration was founded in 2017 by the Suárez-Orozcos and Strom, who is the former director of Scholarship and Innovation at Facing History and Ourselves.