Outreach Event: Global Migration Discussion Group for K12 Teachers

Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 10:00am
Enarson Classroom Building 160
The year 2015 saw the highest numbers ever recorded of international migrants worldwide. Over 244 million people live outside their countries of origin, making one and seven humans on earth a migrant. Of this number, 65.3 million people have been forcibly moved due to war or persecution.  With more people on the move than ever before, and with our own government reducing immigrant and refugee quotas, it is crucial that we understand human mobility from a global perspective.

The five area studies centers in the Office of International Affairs at The Ohio State University have collaborated to create the Global Migration Discussion Group for K12 teachers. The group will meet on Saturdays five times throughout the 2017-2018 school year. The group will explore trends in migration in Africa, East Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Each meeting will host a migration expert whose presentation will focus on themes in migration in one of the five world regions.

Following the presentation there will be time for a discussion based on a pre-assigned reading covering the topic presented. Teachers are invited to attend as many sessions as they’d like and are eligible to earn a contact hours’ certificate for each session attended, and one C.E.U. for attending all five sessions.

Meetings will be held in Enarson Classroom Building 160, from 10:00am-12:00pm on the following Saturdays:

September 30: Center for Slavic and East European Studies presents:

  • Resilience in the Face of Exclusion: Irregular Migration on the Closed Balkan Route by Kathryn Metz

October 21: Middle East Studies Center presents:

  • Gendered Narratives of Syrian Migrants by Isis Nusair (Denison University)

January 13: Center for African Studies presents:

  • Eleanor Paynter (Ohio State), topic: TBD

February 17: Center for Latin American Studies presents:

  • Performances of Suffering in Latin American Migration by Ana Puga (Ohio State) and Victor Espinosa (Ohio State)

April 7 or April 14: East Asian Studies Center presents: TBD

Please visit the CSEES website for more information.

RSVP to Kathryn Metz if you would like to attend