Global Migration Conference

  • Friday, February 14, 2020 • 9:30 am
  • Brown Lounge, Brown Hall
Panels, Art Exhibit, and Poster Session

9:30am-10:00am Climate Change, Migration, and Race Presentation 

Carmen Gonzalez, JD – Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law

10:00-11:30am Climate Change Panel  

Moderator: Mattie Gottbrath – Coordinator for International Programming, Washington University in St. Louis


  • Janice Cantieri – Environmental Journalist, Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellow
  • Dr. Rupa Patel – Director, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP) Program at Washington University School of Medicine; Senior Health Advisor, Friends in Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB)
  • Kayly Ober – Senior Advocate and Program Manager of The Climate Displacement Program, Refugees International

11:45-12:45pm Art Exhibit, Tabling from Organizations, Presentations of Research and Practice (Lunch Provided) 

Featuring Lens on the Border, Photo exhibit by the Sierra Club’s Borderlands team

1:00-2:30pm Economic Destabilization Panel 

Moderator: Tammy Orahood – Director of Global Programs, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis


  • Dr. Lindsay Stark – Associate Professor of Social Work and Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis; Co-Director, Center for Violence and Injury Prevention; Co-Director,  ICHAD
  • Diego Abente – CEO, Casa de Salud
  • Kellie Leeson – Initiative Lead for the Refugee Self-Reliance Initiative, RefugePoint and the Women’s Refugee Commission

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