Framing Migration: A SfAA Global Roundtable


The knowledge that organizations assume, produce, and use on migration has short and long-range impacts on the people that move. How do organizations in diverse sectors conceptualize, operationalize, and apply such knowledge? What are the premises and bases for their assumptions, designs, and approaches of understanding and application? Do sectors dialogue or collaborate across organizational boundaries to maximize the impact of their policies and programs? After a short introduction by the coordinators, panelists representing six different sectors –print media, international assistance organization, non-governmental organization, museum exhibitions, think tank, and academia– present how they frame the underlying architecture of migration. The public is invited to dialogue with panelists to understand their framing, the impact of their actions on the
migrants themselves, and future applications and reconsiderations.

Webinar Speakers

Judith Freidenberg (Professor Emerita, Investigadora @University of Maryland & IDES)
Judith Freidenberg is an Emerita Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, and researcher at the Instituto de Desarrollo Económico y Social in Buenos Aires. She founded the Immigrant Life Course Research Program and developed exhibits on migration. She currently chairs SfAA's Pelto International Award and serves on the board of AAA's World on the Move.

Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez (Regents' Professor @School of Transborder Studies and School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University))
Carlos Vélez Ibañez is a Professor of Anthropology, and founder of the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology. He currently serves as Regents' Professor of the School of Transborder Studies and School of Human Evolution and Social Change, and Motorola Presidential Professor of Neighborhood Revitalization at Arizona State University in Tempe.

Jorge Durand (Co-director @Mexican Migration Project and the Latin American Migration Project)
Jorge Durand, an anthropologist, co-directs the Mexican Migration Project and the Latin American Migration Project for Princeton and Guadalajara Universities. A member of the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he received SfAA's Bronislaw Malinowski Award in 1918.

Ezequiel Texido (Regional Policy and Liaison Officer @IOM Regional Office)
Ezequiel Texido is a sociologist holding a master's in Policies in International Migrations. Currently, he serves as a Regional Policy and Liaison Officer at the IOM Regional Office in Buenos Aires. He has experience in international consulting, research, and management in the migration field.

Kiros Hiruy (Senior Research Fellow @Centre for Social Impact (CSI), Swinburne University of Technology)
Kiros Hiruy, a development anthropologist, is a Senior Research Fellow with the Center for Social Impact (CSI) at Swinburne University of Technology (Australia). He currently heads a partnership with the Asylum Seeker Resource Center (ASRC), one of the leading not-for profit organizations in Melbourne that support the rights of asylum seekers and refugees.

Edward Liebow (Executive Director @American Anthropological Association)
Edward Liebow, an anthropologist, serves as Executive Director of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), and heads the team that has developed the traveling exhibition, World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration. Previously, he was a researcher in environmental health and social policy at Battelle Memorial Institute.

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