Migration takes people from the familiar to the foreign, forcing them to adjust to new environments, cultures and perceptions. This program explores how members of diasporic communities experience and navigate life and identity in their new home countries.


  • Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Host and journalist

  • Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff, Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, George Washington University

  • Diane Sabenacio Nititham, Associate Professor of Sociology, Murray State University

Moderator: Lok Siu, Professor of Ethnic Studies; Chair of the Asian American Research Center, UC Berkeley


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UCLA strives to honor requests for reasonable accommodations. Requests can be fulfilled more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event to


  • 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


"Faces of Regent Park - Mustafa Ahmed" (2015) / Photo credit: Dan Bergeron / Fauxreel Studios ( in a new tab))

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