SCC Global Affairs Center to host Human Migration Symposium Tuesdays, Oct 19 – Nov 18

Thursday, September 23, 2010

What is the history of immigration in the U.S., what drives it, and what are its implications? Is political asylum part of the larger debate about immigration or a complicated side issue in an era of clashing civilizations?

These topics will be discussed at a five-session Symposium on Human Migration at Shoreline Community College, beginning October 19.

The college’s Global Affairs Center is sponsoring the 90-minute evening sessions to stimulate critical thinking and engagement on issues that bear tremendous political and economic repercussions.

The sessions will begin at 7 pm in the Student Union Building (9000), PUB 9208.
  • October 19 The Good, the Bad and Confusing of U.S. Immigration Policy  (History, economics and moral issues surrounding U.S. immigration policy.)
  • October 26 Advocates’ Views, (Debate on U.S. immigration policy with representatives of rights groups.)
  • November 2 Assets or Liabilities? (The politics of immigration in Europe and their parallels in the U.S.)
  • November 9 Internal Migration: China’s Achilles Heel? (Population shifts in China and their effects.)
  • November 16 Political Asylum in an Age of Clashing Cultures (Current laws and practices in U.S.)

Additionally, 60 minute day-time roundtable discussions will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 pm October 27 – November 18 in the PUB (rooms vary). Students and community members will share their personal immigration experiences. Representatives from local organizations will also talk about their work with refugees and immigrants.

For more information regarding daily topics, visit the Global Affairs Center web site

Shoreline Community College is located at 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, west of Aurora Avenue.


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