Conversation: "Beyond the Border: The Realities of Migration from Central America"

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Location: Virtual

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Migration from Central America to the U.S. continues to make headlines and drive policy discussions. This series will use research-based evidence to go beyond this narrative and discuss the issues behind the typical “root causes” of migration from the region. Join us for a unique conversation with researchers, practitioners and policymakers from the U.S. and Central America as we explore how we can promote safe paths to prosperity and dignity, both at home and abroad.  

Hosted in partnership by the Pulte Institute for Global Development’s Central America Research Alliance and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, this three-week program will allow you to participate in live discussions via Zoom on this timely topic.

The three-part program will be held weekly on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. beginning September 29.

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Week 1: Navigating the paths to migration
Wednesday, September 29, 1 - 2 pm EDT

What is the current reality in Central America and why are people leaving the region? Global affairs experts will provide context to this question by giving an overview of the current levels of migration, its various drivers, and the different ways people and organizations are responding. 

Week 2: Voices from Central America
Wednesday, October 6, 1 - 2 pm EDT

Central American policymakers and researchers will join us in a discussion to analyze the role that governments, civil society, and the private sector play in regional development. 

Week 3: Creating action for safe, dignified migration
Wednesday, October 13, 1 - 2 pm EDT

Our final session of the series will explore what the United States, businesses, the church, and each of us as global citizens can do to create safe, dignified paths for migrants.

Originally published at pulte.nd.edu.