Challenges and opportunities discussed by Bob Rae and Ulf Brunnbauer
What: Migration and the challenges of diversity
Who: Experts in migration, family and labour
When: Thursday, January 24, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: University Theatre, ADM 026, 1138 Alumni Avenue, UBC Okanagan
In our increasingly interconnected world, people around the globe choose to move for many different reasons. Some do so in order to escape poverty, war or persecutions. Others seek new opportunities through jobs, study, family reunion or improve their quality of life.
Due to the inherent complexity of international migration, it is also one of the most unpredictable and uncertain population processes. According to the United Nations, roughly 3.4 per cent of the global population is foreign-born. Migration measures, even in developed countries, are subject to a very high degree of uncertainty.
The economics, philosophy and political science department in UBC Okanagan’s Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, is hosting guest speakers who will explore some of the major challenges and opportunities surrounding migration. Those issues include decision-making and methods of measurement, as well as human rights and Canadian foreign politics.
Funded by the Reichwald Visiting Speaker Series and co-sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, the January 24 discussion invites students, faculty, staff and the local community to a two-hour event, starting at 3:30 p.m. in UBC Okanagan’s University Theatre, room ADM 026.
Guest speakers include:
- Bob Rae, Canadian lawyer, negotiator, former premier of Ontario 1990 to 1995, interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada 2011 to 2013
- Ulf Brunnbauer, director of the Leibniz-Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Germany, chair of the history of Southeast and Eastern Europe at the University of Regensburg
The event is open to the public and free, but online pre-registration is required at: reichwaldspeakerseries.eventbrite.com
About UBC’s Okanagan campus
UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world.
To find out more, visit: ok.ubc.ca.