Refugees are forcibly displaced from their homes for for reasons such as genocide, war, and climate change. This program explores the reasons explores their experiences, how they create new communities and what the future holds for the countries they left and their diasporas.


  • Joanna Newman, CEO and Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities

  • Olivia Quintanilla, Professor of Ethnic Studies, MiraCosta College

  • Monica Sok, Poet and writer

  • Khatharya Um, Associate Dean, Social Sciences Division; Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

Moderator: Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi, Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies, UCLA (Tovaangar)


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  • UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies

  • UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration

  • UCLA International Institute

  • UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center

  • UCLA School of Law Williams Institute


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