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May 2021

A Perpetual Crisis: Reflections on Renewed Public Health Failures at the U.S./Mexico Border

May 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In March 2021, a record number of children arrived at the U.S./Mexico border, challenging capacity at US Customs and Border Protection facilities and placing newfound pressure on the Biden Administration to act promptly. However, this humanitarian crisis is not new, nor is it a direct result of a new U.S. government administration. For decades, the U.S. has failed to improve a system ill-equipped to handle the needs of vulnerable refugees and migrants. As children wait in overcrowded jail-like structures and…

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February 2021

‘Pursuing Citizenship in the Enforcement Era’, with Ming Hsu Chen, University of Colorado in Boulder Law School

February 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Pursuing Citizenship in the Enforcement Era provides readers with the everyday perspectives of immigrants on what it is like to try to integrate into American society during a time when immigration policy is focused on enforcement and exclusion.The law says that everyone who is not a citizen is an alien. But the social reality is more complicated. Ming Hsu Chen argues that the citizen/alien binary should instead be reframed as a spectrum of citizenship, a concept that emphasizes continuities between the…

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July 2020

Speakers from July Migration Webinar

The Health Crisis on the Northern Mexico Border: Cross-Border Implications of U.S Immigration Policies

July 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This webinar brings together experts in immigration policy and public health to discuss the growing health crisis on the border. Panelists will discuss the most pressing health needs of this population; how policies and practices in the U.S. and Mexico are exacerbating health risks of migrants; and what action is needed to protect them.

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November 2019

Public Health Crisis at the Border: The Mexican Perspective

November 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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In response to the public health crisis along the U.S. Mexico border, we will convene key policymakers, experts and frontline workers to discuss the current conditions on the border, extrapolate applicable lessons learned from other crises, and identify approaches to ensuring basic health coverage for this vulnerable population.

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July 2019

The Public Health Crisis on the U.S. Border: An Urgent Conversation

July 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Jefferson Lab, 250 Harvard University 17 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA United States
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The public health crisis on the U.S Border is escalating. In response to this dire situation, the Harvard Global Health Institute is convening a multi-disciplinary panel of front-line responders and experts to provide a health perspective on the situation.

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September 2017

Climate Change, Migration and Health Symposium

September 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Climate-induced migration will be a central feature of the 21st century, with grave consequences for global health. The crisis in Syria was precipitated by a 1,000 year drought; we should expect more such crises in the years to come. On September 28, the Harvard Global Health Institute will host a symposium on Climate Change, Migration and Health. Dr. Jennifer Leaning, Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, will deliver the keynote address. Expert panels will address the humanitarian response to climate-induced…

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