Humanitarianism and Mass Migration: Confronting the World Crisis


Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 5:30pm to 7:00pm


Longfellow Hall

 Confronting the World Crisis

An Askwith Forum to celebrate the launch of the Immigration Initiative at Harvard.

Speaker: Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Wasserman Dean and Distinguished Professor of Education, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

Introduction: Roberto Gonzales, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Director, Immigration Initiative at Harvard

Join us to celebrate the launch of the Immigration Initiative at Harvard, a University-wide effort to promote intellectual exchange, community support, and action on immigration policy and with immigrant communities.

This special Askwith Forum launch event will feature Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, a worldwide expert on urgent questions of globalization, immigration, and education. Over the course of a three-decade career, Suárez-Orozco has worked to understand the causes and consequences of mass migration. He offers a compelling, interdisciplinary lens on the mass migrations of the 21st century, with an emphasis on health, mental health, and educational and legal protections for displaced children and families.

The Immigration Initiative at Harvard is a convening place for scholars, students, and policy leaders working on issues of immigration — and a clearinghouse for rapid-response, nonpartisan research and usable knowledge for media, policymakers, and community practitioners.  Learn more at

We invite you to attend the Ed School’s signature public lecture series which highlights leaders in the field, shares new knowledge, generates spirited conversation, and offers insight into the highest priority challenges facing education.

**Seating is first come, first seated.

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