Reflections from the Field: A Conversation on the Theories and Practices Surrounding Migrant Rights in France

When:
November 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2017-11-29T17:00:00-05:00
2017-11-29T19:00:00-05:00
Where:
CGIS South Building Room S030
1730 Cambridge St s030
Cambridge, MA 02138
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Myriam Zuber
(617) 432-6353

Reflections from the Field:
A Conversation on the Theories and Practices Surrounding Migrant Rights in France

Seven graduate and undergraduate students from across Harvard University embarked upon an intensive eight-week research project in France this past summer. The purpose of the project was to investigate the situation of migrant populations living in slums, camps, and temporary housing spaces across France. Through in-depth interviews with government officials, nonprofit organizations, human rights advocates, and the slum-dwellers themselves, the students gained a deeper understanding of the barriers and facilitators to the full realization of inclusion and empowerment for migrant communities in France. This seminar is an opportunity for the students to share their insights and findings from this experience.

Agenda
➢ Opening Remarks
➢ Defining Inclusion and Access to Rights
What are the different models and definitions of inclusion that are used across key stakeholders, and how do these materialize in policies and programs in the field? What rights are viewed as fundamental for the successful inclusion of marginalized populations? What key differences exist in applying these definitions of inclusion?
➢ Scales and Approaches to Inclusion and Empowerment
What do approaches to inclusion look like on the community- and city-scale (e.g., through the lens of temporary insertional housing spaces and on the individual scale (e.g., through the lens of childhood education)? What are the key components of these approaches and to what extent are they specific to their context or replicable? Can these approaches be scaled up to increase impact?
➢ Closing Remarks

Moderators

  • Jacqueline Bhabha – FXB Director of Research, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University
  • Theodore J. Gilman | Executive Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
  • Magda Matache –Instructor, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University
  • Myriam Zuber – Senior Program Manager of the FXB Field Education Internship Program, Harvard University

Student Presenters

  • Cassandra Agbayani, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Mahnoor Ali, Harvard College
  • Colleen Brady, Harvard Design School
  • Christina Qiu, Harvard College
  • Emile Radyte, Harvard College
  • Nikitha Reddy, Harvard College
  • Felipe Sarmiento Caldas, Harvard Kennedy School

Host OrganizationsSESIFlier
• Délégation interministérielle à l’hébergement et à l’accès au logement
• Mairie de Strasbourg
• Adoma
• Les Enfants du Canal