2014-2015 Events

Enrique’s Journey

Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, this astonishing story puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States.
  • AGR Room | Alumni Center | UC Davis
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Children in No Man’s Land Film Screening

This film gives this timely political debate about the U.S./Mexico border a human face by exploring the story of Maria de Jesus (13) and her cousin Rene (12) as they attempt to cross the U.S./Mexico border alone to reunite with their mothers in the Midwest.
  • ARC Ballroom B | UC Davis
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Film Screening and Discussion: The Tinaja Trail

From the perspectives of both the undocumented migrants and the aid-givers, The Tinaja Trail provides a compelling tale of life and death, and humanitarian service, in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. The film features an interview with King Hall’s own Kevin Johnson (Dean).
  • 1001 King Hall | UC Davis
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Foreign inventors in the US: Testing for Diaspora and Brain Gain Effects

We assess the role of ethnic ties in the diffusion of technical knowledge by means of a large database of EPO patents filed by US-resident inventors of foreign origin (“ethnic” inventors), 1980-2010, which we identify both through linguistic analysis of names and surnames and information on nationality.
  • 2203 SS&H (Andrews Conference Room) | UC Davis
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The ILO and Migrant Workers Challenges and Opportunities

Leighton’s expertise is in labor migration, democratic governance, human rights and human security and she has conducted global and field research into best practices and the linkages between human migration and development.
  • Room 2306 | King Hall | UC Davis
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