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The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) and the University of Notre Dame hosted the 2020 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference on Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2, 2020. This annual event is part of CMS’s Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII) which seeks to understand, expand and strengthen the work of Catholic institutions with immigrant communities.

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Friday, October 2 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
STUDENT PANEL DISCUSSION

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Discussion with Notre Dame Students Doing Work with Migrants and Refugees.

"As Faiths Collide: The Impact of Athens' First Official Mosque on Dialogue, Integration, and Education at a Time of Global Migration" by Elsa Barron

“Home Beyond Walls: Understanding Perceptions of Home among Displaced Disaster-Affected Populations”
by Sofia Piecuch, Kara Venzian, and Syeda Arbab

Moderator
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Ilaria Schnyder

Ford Family Research Assistant Professor; Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow, University of Notre Dame
Ilaria Schnyder von Wartensee is the Ford Family Research Assistant Professor at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She helps to implement the Ford Program’s human development projects, drawing on her expertise in qualitative methods... Read More →

Speakers
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Syeda Arbab

Graduate Student, University of Notre Dame
Fiana Arbab identifies as a Bangladeshi-Muslim-American and is a developing transnational feminist. Before relocating to Georgia, she formerly served as the Statewide Youth Organizer for the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. In 2017, Ms. Arbab graduated from the University... Read More →
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Elsa Barron

Student, University of Notre Dame
Elsa Barron is a Senior at the University of Notre Dame studying Biology and Peace Studies with a minor in Sustainability. In the summer of 2018, Ms. Barron completed a research internship in India through the S.N. Bose Scholarship as well as the Madrasa Discourses Program, challenging... Read More →
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Sofia Piecuch

Graduate Student, University of Notre Dame
Sofia Piecuch is a 2nd year Master of Global Affairs student at the University of Notre Dame, specializing in issues of Migration and Refugees. She holds a B.A. in Global Studies with concentrations in International Development and Anthropology from Saint Mary’s College. Prior to... Read More →
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Kara Venzian

Graduate Student, University of Notre Dame
Kara Venzian is a 2nd year student in the Master of Global Affairs program, concentrating in Sustainable Development at the University of Notre Dame, with a specific focus on cultural sustainability (socio-political sustainability). Kara Venzian graduated from Missouri State University... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Virtual