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Past Events (2013-2014)

Child Migration and Central America: A Humanitarian Crisis

Date: Wednesday, 18 June 2014 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: McNally Amphitheater
Fordham University School of Law
140 W. 62nd Street | New York City


As recent events illustrate, the last three years have marked an unprecedented surge in child migration from Central America and Mexico. A panel of experts from international and local organizations will examine the increasing insecurity in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Mexico, and the resulting implications for destination communities, such as New York. This growing trend calls into question dichotomies of forced and economic migration and presents new challenges and protection issues to communities that wish to welcome these young people and support their integration and development.
 
Opening Remarks:
Argentina Szabados
Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Berlin
Special Representative to the Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM)


Panelists will include:
Armando Borja
National Director, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)/ USA

Peggy A. Healy
Senior Vice President for Latin America
Covenant House International

Christa M. Stewart

Coordinator, NYS Human Trafficking and Unaccompanied Children Programs
Bureau of Refugee & Immigrant Assistance/Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)


Moderator:
Olga Byrne
Director, New York Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Project
The Feerick Center for Social Justice, Fordham Law School

Concluding Remarks:
Larry Hollingworth
Humanitarian Programs Director, Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC) &
Visiting Professor of Humanitarian Studies, Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), Fordham University


Hosted by Fordham's Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) and Fordham Law's Feerick Center for Social Justice, this event is free and open to the public.


For more information, please contact Kasia Laskowski at 212-636-6294 or laskowski@fordham.edu.




IIHA Spring 2014 Lecture Series: South Sudan In Crisis

"The Longest Kiss" - Film Screening & Discussion with Director Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque

Date:
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 | 6:00 p.m.

Location: Lowenstein Center, Room 524
Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus
113 W. 60th Street | New York City


Hosted by the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs, the event features a screening of the Documentary "The Longest Kiss" followed by a discussion with Director Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque.

The meeting of the Blue and White Nile in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, is referred to as ‘the longest kiss in history.’ As the Arab Spring was in full bloom, Sudan, straddled between the Middle East and Africa, was about to split in two. Facing conflicting identities, the youth in north Sudan are faced with a stale leadership while others in south Sudan hope to start over. Focusing on the stories of six people searching for a place to call ‘home’ ahead of the south’s secession, director Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque paints an intimate and detailed portrait of the country’s complex fragmentation.

Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque worked as a radio producer for the United Nations radio in Sudan (Radio Miraya) and was the country director for the BBC World Service Trust in Sudan. In her first feature documentary, When Silence is Golden she followed the gold mining activities of a Canadian mining company near a small town in Western Ghana.


Follow our Twitter Conversation! #IIHASouthSudan


For more information, please contact Kasia Laskowski at 212-636-6294 or laskowski@fordham.edu.



Making Peace in Dangerous Places: Lessons from Sudan and South Sudan for Contemporary Conflicts

Date: Thursday, 3 April 2014 | 12:30 p.m.

Location: Lowenstein Center, Room 311
Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus
113 W. 60th Street | New York City


The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University cordially invites you to join us for the first event of our Spring 2014 Lecture Series: South Sudan in Crisis.

This event will feature a lecture by Dirk-Jan Omtzigt titled "Making Peace in Dangerous Places: Lessons from Sudan & South Sudan for Contemporary Conflicts."

Dirk-Jan Omtzigt, M.A., M.Phil., D.Phil., is a humanitarian affairs officer in the Middle East and North Africa Coordination and Response Division for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, a visiting lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and the former strategic and economic adviser to the negotiation team of the Government of South Sudan.






FALL 2013



Chasing Chaos Book Signing
Thursday, November 21, 2013
6:00 p.m.

Location: Cafeteria Atrium
Fordham College Lincoln Center Campus
113 W. 60th Street, New York, NY 10023

For more information, please visit our Facebook event page.

Please RSVP to Kasia Laskowski at Laskowski@fordham.edu



The earthquake is over, but the struggle contin
ues today. The January 2010 earthquake killed 220,000 and left 25% of Haitians displaced. Today, 370,000 Haitians remain in displacement camps. Join the UNDP, Fordham, and Social Tap to reconstruct and promote sustainability and development.

Organized by: GSSS, GSAS, IIHA (The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs), and Social Tap, Inc.

Co-sponsored by:

  • United Nations Development Project (UNDP)
  • The Institute for Women and Girls (GSS)
  • Fordham Graduate Program in International Political Economy & Development (IPED)
  • Fordham University Campus Ministry
  • International HealthAwareness Network (IHAN)

Dates and Locations:

Friday, November 15th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
UN Headquarters Delegates Dining

Saturday, November 16th, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fordham University Lincoln Center, 12th Floor

For more information and to register: Please visit the event website.





Thursday, October 17th, 2013 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

"Gold Fever Screening at Fordham University"
Sponsored by the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Institute, the History Department, and the Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University.

Location: South Lounge
Lowenstein Center, Fordham College Lincoln Center
113 West 60th Street, New York, New York 10023


On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Institute, and the History Department of Fordham University came together to host the screening of the award-winning documentary, Gold Fever. The film was followed by a discussion featuring filmmaker Andrew Sherburne, Oxfam America's Sofia Vergara, and Boston University Professor Renata Keller.

See the movie page at: www.goldfevermovie.com and the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/goldfevermovie.

 






Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

"Current Humanitarian Challenges –
Two Perspectives: Switzerland and the ICRC"

Sponsored by the the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs
and the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York

Location:
12th-floor Lounge
E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center
Lowenstein Center, Fordham College Lincoln Center

113 West 60th Street, New York, New York 10023
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Panel Discussion: 2:00 p.m.


INTRODUCTION

Ambassador François Barras, Consul General of Switzerland in New York

Brendan Cahill, Executive Director
Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs, Fordham University

PANELISTS
Ambassador Manuel Bessler, Head of the Humanitarian Aid Department
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Walter Füllemann, Head of Delegation to the United Nations
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

MODERATOR
Larry Hollingworth, Visiting Professor of Humanitarian Studies
Humanitarian Programs Director, Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs, Fordham University

Coffee and networking session: 3:30 p.m.

 


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