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Child & Youth Migrants: Global and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Start: Jun 14, 2014 09:00 AM
End: Jun 14, 2014 05:00 PM

Location: University College London, WC1E 6BT

The conference is open to the public. Registration is required in order to attend as space is limited. Registration closes on 1 June 2014. Please note that guest tickets have a £8 conference fee and includes lunch and refreshments throughout 


According to a 2013 UN report, there are 232 million individuals living outside their country of origin today - approximately 35 million of these are children and young people under the age of 20. By exploring the challenges that these young people face, the tensions and frictions that exist between internationally-recognized human rights, national politics, and lived experience become readily apparent. The increased visibility of grassroots efforts like the DREAMer movement in the United States also proves that there are many perspectives to be heard on issues of youth and child migration.

At the third annual UCL Migration Research Unit Student Conference, postgraduates from across disciplines will share their research and contribute to debates in contemporary migration studies. Topics will include young migrants’ access to education and health care, their treatment by different legal regimes, and questions of identity and representation.

The conference will conclude with a talk by Carlos Saavedra, Immigrant Justice Organizer. Co-founder of the Student Immigrant Movement in Massachussetts and national coordinator for the United We Dream Network in the US, Carlos Saavedra is an activist and consultant to immigrant rights organizations.

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