World Refugee Day Conference

Join World Refugee Day Chicago and DePaul University for a conference on June 24th celebrating World Refugee Day and examining critical issues of forced migration with renowned leaders, academics, and activists in this field.

Keynote address:

  • Kizito Kalima
  • Dr. Moshood Olanrewaju

Panel A: Forced Migration: Borderlands

  • Moderators: Kathleen Arnold and Xavier Perez
  • Gilberto Rosas
  • Alfonso Gonzales
  • Nicholas de Genova

Panel B: The Definition of a Refugee

  • Moderator: Kathleen Arnold
  • Lea Tienou-Gustafson
  • Blaine Bookey
  • Ilana Feldman

Panel C: Testimonials

  • Peter O'Keefe
  • Rebecca Zellelew
  • Emma Yaaka
  • Jims Porter
  • Kongit Girma


Breaks between panels will include breakfast, lunch, and drinks.


IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION: You will be required to complete a form at check-in on the day of this event, prior to being admitted, to certify that you are vaccinated and/or have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of this event.

Friday, June 24 at 9:00am to 5:30pm

Arts and Letters Hall, 103
2315 N Kenmore Ave

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