IN MOTION: MIGRATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS

FEBRUARY 26
6:30 – 8:30 pm; Reception 6:00 pm

The epoch of international migration that began after WWII has not diminished, and the global need for monitoring human rights has only increased during the 70 years since the U.N.’s Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Mohsin Hamid, in his recent novel Exit West depicting the refugee crisis and the abuses that accompany it, suggests that we have entered an era in which we must recognize “the right to seek passage.” In this program, three prominent figures will lead an inquiry into the present state of migration and human rights and what we are called to do now as citizens of a global world.

Featured: Rick Halperin, Director of SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program; Alia Malek, journalist and winner of the Institute’s 2016 Hiett Prize in the Humanities; and Daley Ryan, Deputy Director of Programs at the International Rescue Committee’s Dallas Office.