Refugees and Migrants - Events



Official Launch of the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM)
Monday, July 23, 2018 | 8:45 a.m.
College Avenue Student Center | 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

This conference, titled University Communities Engaging in the Global Compact on Migration (GCM), will bring together migrants, refugees, faculty, students, think tanks, legislators, local government, and the international community seeking to harness the potential of university communities for the empowerment and protection of refugees and at-risk migrants. Together, we will pave the way for new strategies on increasing access to and opportunities for education and employment for refugees and at-risk migrants through UARRM's six action areas: legal pathways, overcoming barriers to access higher education institutions, on-campus and in-community assistance and support, advocacy and awareness, research, and media and communications.

Displaced Lives: Gender Based Violence, Refugees, and Resettlement
Friday, April 6, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Institute for Women's Leadership | 162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Hosted by the Center on Violence Against Women and Children at the School of Social Work, in concert with departmental and community co-partners, this five-hour event features an expert panel of researchers, practitioners, and community organizations on the intersection of gender-based violence, refugees, and resettlement, followed by a collaborative discussion between researchers, practitioners, community members, and students. All attendees will have access to an online site for continued learning. This is the second part of a two-part "Incubation" series examining Gender Based Violence (GBV) and displacement/refugee issues. This event is designed for a non-expert audience of students, community members, practioners, researchers, NGOs, and faculty. Lunch will be provided; please register in advance at

Displaced Lives: The Threat of Violence for Refugee, Displaced and Conflict Affected Women
Friday, November 3, 2017

This event, part one of a two-part series, featured an expert panel that examined GBV and refugee/displacement/conflict issues in origin, and transition countries and interdisciplinary responses to this violence. 

Africa, Europe, and the Mediterranean Migration Crisis
Friday, October 16, 2015

This three-part event featured an international panel of faculty experts that discussed topics such as the migration and the crisis of human rights in Europe, roots of immigration through the Mediterranean Sea, and globalization, conflicts, and African youth displacement.