“Universities as Pathways to Global Inclusion” — Sept. 28th, 5-7 pm, Riggs Library

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Dear FLL Colleagues: 

Please join us on Sept 28th, 5:00-7:00 pm in Riggs Library for the final event of “Humanities Responses to Forced Migration (new window),” a Global Humanities Seminar funded by Georgetown Global Engagement (new window).

Our Seminar took place over the last year with terrific speakers (new window), including writers (Homeira Qaderi, Oksana Zabuzhko, Nadia Hashimi), artists (Tania Bruguera, Fazal Sheikh), and scholar-activists (Martha Bigelow, Asif Majid, Gerardo Mazzaferro, Corine Seals).

The September 28th event, Universities as Pathways to Global Inclusion,will be introduced by Prof. Thomas Banchoff (new window), Vice President for Global Engagement and Director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and will feature the following panelists: 

·      Diya Abdo (new window), author of the 2022 book American Refuge: True Stories of the Refugee Experience (new window) and TEDTalk (new window) presenter;

·      Radmila Popovic, who is heading the SHERR project (new window) at World Learning (new window);

·      Allison Kokkoros, Chief Executive Officer of the Carlos Rosario (new window) International Public Charter School here in DC; and

·      Distinguished guest respondents from the Bamyan Foundation (new window) Timor Karimy, Founder and President, and Zahra Yagana, Director of Community Development.

We will have a conversation about systemic barriers and innovative strategies for U.S. higher education institutions wishing to increase refugees’ and newcomers’ access to a college education. We see host societies lamenting the massive deskilling of newcomers but also normalizing it as unavoidable. What can privileged places like universities—and us at Georgetown—do? How can we do better?

We hope you will join us for the panel and light refreshments. Riggs Library has a limited capacity of 60, and RSVP is required here (new window).

From the organizers,

Nicoletta Pireddu, Georgetown Humanities Initiative (new window)

Lourdes Ortega, Initiative for Multilingual Studies (new window)

Anna De Fina, Department of Italian Studies (new window)

Negar Siyari, Department of Linguistics (new window)


Nicoletta Pireddu, Ph.D.

Inaugural Director, Georgetown Humanities Initiative (new window)

Director, Global and Comparative Literature Program (new window)

Co-founder and co-Editor-in-chief, Migrating Minds: Journal of Cultural Cosmopolitanism (new window)

Professor, Department of Italian Studies

Georgetown University, College of Arts & Sciences
pireddun@georgetown.edu (new window)
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