Sharper Focus/Wider Lens event to explore dialogue surrounding immigration and refugees

Posted at 9:23 AM, Feb 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-07 11:38:02-05

The Honors College will host its 24th installment of Sharper Focus/Wider Lens with, "A World on the Move: Refugees, Migrants and Immigrants" at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the MSU Union Ballroom.

The event will feature a transdisciplinary discussion among MSU faculty that explores the political discourse and visuals surrounding immigration; the role of a civil society in the refugee crisis; unaccompanied minors coming to the United States from Central America; and a historical look at Asian immigration through Ellis Island. An audience Q&A session will follow.

Speakers include:

David Thronson
Associate dean for experiential education and professor of law
MSU College of Law

Stephanie Nawyn
Associate professor, Department of Sociology
Co-director, Center for Gender in Global Context

Sophia Koufopoulou
Department of Sociology

Johanna Schuster-Craig
Assistant professor
Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages

Anna Pegler-Gordon
Associate professor, James Madison College
Director, Asian Pacific American Studies Program

Individuals who cannot attend are encouraged to watch the MSU Alumni Association’s live stream of the event at All Sharper Focus/Wider Lens events are free and open to the public.