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Colombian Migration Conference / Conferencia sobre la migración colombiana

Colombian Migration Conference: Transnational, Political, and Cultural Perspectives
Saturday, April 12, 2008, G08 Uris Hall Cornell University

** Open to the Public*

This Cornell University conference aims to create a space for addressing the increasingly important phenomenon of Colombian migration around the world by bringing together various disciplines and viewpoints.

· Inform academics, scholars, and graduate/undergraduate students within the Cornell community about relevant research on Colombian migration to the U.S. and elsewhere
· Encourage networking among researchers that will facilitate on-going collaborations in interdisciplinary scholarship and public policy initiatives
· Encourage and support students who may be interested in engaging in research on Colombian migration issues.


Welcoming by *Arturo Ignacio Sánchez, Robert Blake, and Claudia G. Pineda
Transnational Perspectives and Political Participation
*"Colombo-londinenses: Colombian migrants in the British Capital"*
*Luis Eduardo Guarnizo*, University of California, Davis
*"Colombian Organizations, Civic Engagement and Political Participation"*
*Cristina Escobar*, Princeton University
*"Colombian Migration to Jackson Heights, New York: The Politics and Scales
of Immigrant Demonization and the Built Environment"*
*Arturo Ignacio Sánchez*, Cornell University
Discussant: *Mary Roldán*, Cornell University

12:00-2:00 Lunch

Colombian Youth Culture, Education, and Religious Organizations
*"Religions and Spirituality: Building up a Transnational Colombia"*
*Ana María Bidegain*, Florida International University
*"Immigrant Cultural Identity: Social Class, Status & Mobility"*
*Vivian Louie*, Harvard University
*"Colombian Youth Cultural Engagement through a Colombian Dance Program"*
*Claudia G. Pineda*, Cornell University
Discussant: *Vilma Santiago-Irizarry*, Cornell University

4:00-4:15 Coffee Break

4:15-6:15 Representations of Colombians in the Media
*Javier Castaño*, Editor-in-Chief HOY Nueva York
*Héctor Abad-Faciolince*, Revista Semana. EAFIT University
*Juan Carlos Iragorri*, Harvard University
Discussant: *Elvira Sánchez-Blake*, Cornell University

6:30 Open Reception

*Sponsored by:*
Latin American Studies Program<http://www.einaudi.cornell.edu/LatinAmerica/>
City and Regional Planning <http://www.aap.cornell.edu/crp/>
Latino Studies Program <http://latino.lsp.cornell.edu/>
International Living
*Co-Sponsored by:*
American Studies Program
Cornell University Colombian Students Association (CUCSA)
Colombian Studies Institute at Florida International University
Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Finance Commission (GPSAFC)
Department of History
International Students Programming Board (ISPB)
Polson Institute for Global Development
Society for the Humanities

For more information visit:
http:// www.einaudi.cornell.edu/LatinAmerica/conference/colombian_migration/

Latin American Studies Program
190 Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone:(607) 255.3345
Fax: (607) 254.5000
Email: lasp @ is.cornell.edu

1 comment:

Antonio Tahhan said...

oh, I was just at this conference earlier today. It was great!!