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People have been migrating since the dawn of human history, but the scope and scale of migration today is unprecedented. Nowhere is this reality more present than in the United States. Although scholars have examined this reality from a number of perspectives, there is a critical need for more sustained reflection on the Church’s contribution to immigration reform. Pope Francis has highlighted the importance of this issue and encouraged individuals and institutions from around the world to respond to this defining moral issue of our times. This conference will bring together scholars, pastoral workers, public policy leaders, and advocates committed to responding to this issue in the United States today. In the process we hope to not only reflect more critically on immigration today but also to assist our understanding of what the Church has done, what it is doing, and what it might do better in its outreach to migrants and refugees.
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Third Annual Graduate Student Conference in Latin American and Caribbean Studies -IU Bloomington
Conference Dates: March 7-8, 2014
Inspired by the Calle 13 song, specifically the lyric "yo estoy aquí para contarte lo que no cuentan los periódicos," ¡Calma Pueblo! Order and Chaos in Latin America invites participants to consider the multidimensional character of dissonance in all of its forms within Latin American and Caribbean contexts.
Travel grants, ranging from $200-$350 will be available on a competitive basis for students coming from outside Indiana University. Submit a budget with your conference proposal. For instructions and more information, please click here.
This year's conference will take place at the University Club, University of Pittsburgh.
Venue: University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB)
11th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference
Uncensored: Gender, Sexuality, & Social Movements in Global Health
The WRIHC Student Committee welcomes you to participate in our 11th annual conference, featuring dynamic discussions on gender, sexuality, and social movements; networking with experts and colleagues; and the opportunity to challenge our assumptions and expand the scope of global health.
More information at: http://2014.wrihc.org/
The aim of the symposium is to unite various vantage points from which to view the role of globalization in the intersection of Luso-Hispanic cultures with the rest of the world in order to promote a critical, cross-disciplinary network of scholarship. How has technology shaped the power of discourse? How can we see the multidirectional flow of knowledge and culture through the process of globalization? Where and why are these exchanges asymmetrical? What types of patterns, anomalies or problems emerge within these contact zones? Which contemporary theoretical approaches could benefit from studying globalizing discourses that span the Luso-Hispanic speaking world? These are only a few possible questions to consider as participants prepare submissions for this symposium.
For more information: please contact the symposium organizers: Alicia Miklos (email@example.com), Jessica Rutherford (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Kristina Soric (email@example.com), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference Dates: Saturday, April 12 - Sunday, April 13, 2014
Presented by Unite For Sight, 11th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register by January 31 to secure the lowest registration rate: http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference
Latino Health Research, Practice, and Policy:
Identifying our Strengths and Growing our Collaborations
April 17-18, 2014
Only 100 seats available— register today!
Need a subsidy to help with travel or registration costs? Apply here by March 7.
WHAT: The first-ever Latino Health Conference for the WWAMI region (WA, WY, AK, MT, and ID)
WHEN: Thursday, April 17, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. │ Friday, April 18, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Reception Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. to launch the University of Washington's new Latino Center for Health
WHERE: Seattle, WA │ University of Washington Medicine, South Lake Union Campus
REGISTRATION: $240 │ Register online │ Preliminary conference program │ Travel, accommodations, etc.
PLENARY TOPICS: Behavioral & Mental Health │ Health Policy │ Chronic Diseases
As Latino communities in the WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) continue to grow, so does the need for high-quality, community-engaged health research. Please join us in Seattle for a unique opportunity to connect with community leaders, researchers, health care providers, and policymakers who want to promote healthier Latino communities in our region by generating and implementing scientific discoveries. We will exchange ideas, create professional networking opportunities, and develop new research collaborations focused on chronic disease, behavioral health, and health policy issues.
We hope to see you there! Register online.
Leo Morales, MD, PhD
Associate Investigator, Group Health Research Institute
Associate Professor, Health Services, University of Washington
Gino Aisenberg, PhD
Associate Dean, The Graduate School, Community Partnerships and Diversity
Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington
The Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce our inaugural Virgilio Elizondo Distinguished Visiting Professorship named for our esteemed senior ILS colleague, Fr. Virgilio Elizondo. Notre Dame's inaugural visiting professor is Dr. Arlene Davila, Professor of Anthropology, Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University.
Professor Davila's activities on the Notre Dame campus will include a symposium for advanced doctoral students and pre-tenured professors. We seek applications from young scholars who are working on a dissertation, a book, or another research project. Successful nominees will attend Professor Davila's public lecture and participate in a symposium at which they will present a dissertation chapter or essay draft for discussion with Professor Davila and ILS faculty fellows. ILS will cover all expenses and offer an honorarium of $500 to each young scholar selected to participate in these events which will take place at the University of Notre Dame.
Conference Date: April 25, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Brodwyn Fischer (University of Chicago)
Since the conquest, Latin America has been a distinctly urban region, and yet urbanization has always been a process fraught with ambiguity and contradiction. From Pre-Columbian times, urban centers have served as central arenas for the contestation of political power, cultural legitimacy, economic development, and social hierarchy. Latin America’s cities have stood at the nexus of regional and transnational forces. They have served as both geographic and intellectual meeting places, where vibrant and often restive rural cultures have come into contact with forces that reach well beyond the boundaries of the nation-state. As a result, scholars across the disciplines have long grappled with how to understand urban space in Latin America.
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In 2014, the ESTC will be held in Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil from April 27-30, and will bring together 600 professionals from around the world, with a strong focus on highlighting and promoting ecotourism's role in sustainable development.
›› Innovative Sessions on Sustainability as a Market Driver
›› Network with Key Industry Players in Travel & Tourism
›› Latest Sustainability Tools, Solutions & Best Practice Ideas
›› Industry-Focused Round Tables, Workshops & Exhibits
›› Social Events Highlighting Local & Global Opportunities
Latin American Studies Association | Palmer House Hilton Hotel
The Latin American Studies Association would like to invite you to the upcoming LASA International Congress for 2014, which will take place in Chicago at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel from May 21st to May 24th, 2014.
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