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2019 Seminar

March 20-21, 2019

The Friday Conference Center

1.5 CEU / 15 PDCH offered

Online registration is closed; On-site registration for this seminar will be at the Friday Conference Center in Chapel Hill from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20.

Partners: $175 per person; $600 per team of four / Non-Partners: $200 per person; $700 per team of four

The movement of people across borders in search of education, employment and to flee from war, persecution or natural disasters in their home country has triggered an international debate. Global migration has contributed to our increasingly diverse and interconnected world. Cross-border migration has risen steadily over the last three decades, and now accounts for 250 million people and 3% of the global population (Lagarde 2016). With similar trends expected to continue, concerns originating from immigrant-receiving countries are inevitable as they contend with the effects on labor markets as well as on political, social and cultural dynamics. Likewise, countries of origin worry about the potential negative consequences of this migration since it creates a vacuum that must be filled one way or another.

This seminar is designed for K-12 and community college educators to acknowledge global migration and incorporate awareness into their teaching and learning as they prepare the next generation of leaders. Through engaging plenary talks and interactive breakout sessions, this seminar will examine global migration, factors influencing it, its risks and opportunities and the ways in which educators should contemplate this phenomenon as schools and institutions become increasingly diverse.

This program is designed for K-12 and community college instructors of all disciplines, as well as administrators and staff.



Schedule  |  Speakers  |  Concurrent Sessions |  Exhibitors |  Program Material  |  Lodging & Directions

Download a copy of the program here.


1:00 p.m. Check-In and Registration
1:30 p.m. Welcome

Charlé LaMonica, Director, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
Carol Tresolini, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, UNC-Chapel Hill
1:45 p.m. Plenary I: Urban-Rural Divides over Immigration in Europe

Rahsaan Maxwell, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
2:45 p.m. Break and Exhibits
3:00 p.m. Plenary II: Understanding the Key Terms in Global Migration

Niklaus Steiner, Director, Center for Global Initiatives, UNC-Chapel Hill
4:00 p.m. Plenary III: Ethnic Korean Return Migration

Ji-Yeon O. Jo, Associate Professor, Asian Studies and Global Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
5:00-6:30 p.m. Reception
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Plenary IV: Courageous Conversations: The Impact of Global Migration on Schools, Families and Communities

Dana Griffin, Associate Professor, School of Education, UNC-Chapel Hill
9:40 a.m. Break and Exhibits
9:55 a.m. Concurrent Sessions I
10:55 a.m. Move to Next Session
11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions II
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Plenary V: Myths about International Migration between Latin American and the United States: Perspectives from Below

Jacqueline Hagan, Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology, UNC-Chapel Hill
2:00 p.m. Break and Exhibits
2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions III
3:30 p.m. Transition to Plenary Session
3:35 p.m. Plenary VI: Antillean Movements in a Globalized World

Michaeline Crichlow, Professor, Departments of African and African American Studies and Sociology, Duke University
4:35 p.m. Closing Remarks, Next Steps and Adjourn


Michaeline Crichlow is a professor in the departments of African and African American studies and sociology at Duke University. Her research centers on citizenship, nationalism and development, and her projects are focused on the sorts of claims that populations deemed diasporic make on states, and how these reconfigure their communities and general sociocultural practices. She is also interested in development’s impact on social and economic environments, and the way this structures and restructures people’s assessments of their spaces for the articulation and pursuit of particular kinds of freedoms. Her publications include Globalization and the Postcreole Imagination: Notes on Fleeing the Plantation.
Dana Griffin is an associate professor in the School of Education at UNC-Chapel Hill. She teaches in the school counseling, human development and family studies and applied developmental sciences and special education programs. She researches best practices for schools and school counselors for working with culturally diverse families and communities. Dana also has a strong commitment to social justice and advocacy and believes that school counselors are in crucial roles to pave the way for bridging the gap between families, schools and communities. In addition to her school-family-community partnerships and parent involvement research, she addresses cultural issues in her teaching and works with students on how to have courageous dialogues within the scope of their work.
Jacqueline Hagan is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her central research area is international migration, with a special focus on migration between the United States and Latin America. She has conducted research on migration and labor markets, immigration policy effects, gender and migration, human rights and migration and religion and migration. She is author of Deciding to be Legal as well as award-winning books Migration Miracle and (co-authored with Ruben Hernandez Leon and Jean Luc Demonsant) of Skills of the Unskilled: Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants.
Ji-Yeon O. Jo is an associate professor in the department of Asian studies at UNC-Chapel Hill; she is also affiliate faculty in global studies and associated faculty at the Carolina Asia Center. Her research and teaching interests include the Korean diaspora, ethnic return migration and Asian American studies. Her book, Homing: An Affective Topography of Ethnic Korean Return Migration, addresses some of the most vexing and pressing issues of contemporary transnational migration – citizenship, cultural belonging, language and family relationships – and highlights their affective dimensions. She is currently working on her second book, Documenting Diasporas: Explorations of Diasporic Affect in the Films and Documentaries of Korean Diasporas.
Rahsaan Maxwell is an associate professor in the department of political science at UNC-Chapel Hill. The central question for his research is how national boundaries operate. Within that theme, he has pursued numerous topics including immigrant integration, political representation, identity and political behavior, primarily in Western Europe. His recent work focuses on urban-rural divides, cultural diversity, globalization and national culture.
Niklaus Steiner is the director of the Center for Global Initiatives. He is a native of Thun, Switzerland, who moved to Chapel Hill with his family when his father became a professor at Carolina. He’s had the good fortune of moving between cultures his whole life, so he is deeply committed to providing global opportunities to all Carolina students. Niklaus earned a bachelor’s degree with highest honors in international studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in political science at Northwestern University. Because of his own movement across borders and cultures, his research and teaching interests are immigration, refugees, nationalism and citizenship.

Concurrent Sessions

Meeting the Educational Needs of Immigrant and Refugee Students

Anne Tomalin, ESL Teacher, Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Some North Carolina communities have received a large influx of immigrant and resettled refugee families, and school districts are challenged to meet the needs of these children. Some students simply need cultural orientation and English language instruction, while others arrive with academic gaps that need to be addressed while they also learn English. This session will clarify differences between immigrant and refugee students, explore how each group’s experience shapes their educational needs and identify some resources educators can use to support immigrant and refugee students from a variety of circumstances.
Health and Global Migration

Luiz Andre Pimenta, Assistant Dean of Global Initiatives, UNC-Chapel Hill
Migration is increasingly recognized as a determinant of health. However, the relationship between migration and health remains poorly understood, and action on migration and health remains limited. This session discusses the relationship between migration and health and provides the opportunities and challenges for educators in North Carolina and elsewhere.
Demographic Profile of North Carolina, 1990-Present

Jess Stanford, Demographic Analyst, Carolina Demography, Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
What changes have taken place in North Carolina’s population since 1990? How do they impact North Carolinians differently according to their location in the state? This presentation focuses on population growth from 1990 to present, as well as demographic shifts that have taken place with respect to urbanization, race and ethnicity, education, income and aging.
The East Coast Migrant Farmworker: Ethnography is for Everyone

Scott Temple, Filmmaker and Instructor of English and Humanities, Pitt Community College
Students spend much of their time on the computer. This session explores ways to move students away from the computer and back into the community. We will explore how students use their best resource – their community – as a teacher. Through primary research including observations, participation and interviews, students can create compelling essays through a qualitative approach to understanding their subjects. Students improve their communication, social, problem-solving and technology skills. And, yes, they do get to use their smartphones! We will have an opportunity to look at portions of the documentary At a Stranger’s Table: An In-Depth Introduction to the East Coast Migrant Farmworker in which some of my humanities students participated in the interview process.
Immigrant Food and the Power of Storytelling

Carina Cordero Brossy, Global Education Consultant and Podcaster
Food is essential to human survival, but its functionality is far more complex. Food serves as a window into societal values, perceptions of self, economics, history and more. This session explores the foodways, traditions and culinary history of various world cultures with special emphasis on immigrant populations in North Carolina. We will also examine the impact storytelling has on tying immigrant populations to their food choices and identity long after migration. The session will also offer tools for teaching about global food in the classroom.
Understanding Different Cultures and Facilitating Intercultural Learning

Elizabeth Barnum, Director, International Student and Scholar Services, UNC-Chapel Hill
Students arrive at school with a wide range of first languages and cultural backgrounds. In the course of each day, educators encounter situations with students and their families that require multifaceted considerations of ways cross-cultural interpretations inform “what’s going on here?” In this session we will explore some of these complexities and tips for understanding ways “culture” arrives at school, enters the conversation, informs learning or disrupts the day.
Immigration and North Carolina: Two Strategies to Engage with Immigrant Communities

Isa Godinez, Doctoral Student, Department of Anthropology, UNC-Chapel Hill
This presentation details two approaches to work with and within the immigrant populations of North Carolina. The Building Integrated Communities initiative is a statewide planning program that helps North Carolinian local governments engage with immigrant and refugee communities. The goal of this initiative is to help local governments understand the issues faced by recent arrivals to the community and to ultimately find a way to address these challenges and facilitate integration in these communities. The second approach focuses on how health is affected by the process of migration within a very specific immigrant population in both North Carolina and Mexico. Health status was chosen as the angle of investigation because it has a ripple effect on multiple aspects of both individuals’ lives as well as entire societies.
Where Do Human Rights Begin?: An Overview of International Human Rights Law, Current Developments and Debates

Deborah Weissman, Reef C. Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law, School of Law, UNC-Chapel Hill
This session will provide a basic overview of international human rights law, describe current developments including issues pertaining to the enforceability of human rights treaty law and provide an overview of the emerging critiques related to human rights law and practice. The session will also take a closer look at local efforts to enforce international human rights law in North Carolina.
How Rural to Urban and Industrial Migration Helped Boost the Global Economy

Gary Clinton, Faculty Advisor and Client Recruiter, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
The dramatic growth in emerging market economies in Asia was significantly impacted by movement of people from rural to urban environments and the movement of global industries from one market to another. This session will examine how migration contributed to a rapid development of formerly poor countries to the benefit of the entire world.



Program Material

1.5 Continuing Education Units or 15 Professional Development Contact Hours will be awarded to participants who have successfully completed the seminar. This includes completing the reading assignment and the accompanying study guide, attending all rounds of sessions and turning in the study guide.

Lodging & Directions



Courtyard by Marriott
(919) 883-0700
100 Marriott Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Rate – $129.00, guaranteed until February 16, 2019
Rooms can be booked by calling the hotel directly and mentioning the “UNC World View” block or by following this link.
Hampton Inn & Suites
(919) 403-8700
6121 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Rate – $114.00, guaranteed until February 18, 2019
Rooms can be booked by calling the hotel directly and mentioning the group code “World View Spring Seminar” or by following this link.
Holiday Inn Express
(919) 489-7555
6119 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Rate – $99.00, guaranteed until February 18, 2019
Rooms can be booked by calling the hotel directly and mentioning the group code “World View Spring Seminar” or by following this link.