The Role of Universities in
Addressing the Global Challenge of Migration
Dr. S. Karly Kehoe
Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Communities
Department of History, Saint Mary’s University
As our societies grapple with questions connected with the topic of migration, the research community needs to make available its expertise and be willing to work with all stakeholders to find ways of facilitating effective dialogue and managing expectations. A range of expertise is needed to develop sustainable solutions to issues such as mass displacement, newcomer integration, and research security. Historians have the benefit of seeing trends over time and space; they have developed intimate understanding of the causes and consequences of human movement.
In this talk, Dr. Kehoe explores how her research on historical migrations is informing her work with at-risk and displaced scholars around the world and how her connections with other researchers is helping to build a stronger interdisciplinary lens through which to see the challenges posed by migration more clearly.
Location: Sobey Room 255
The Studio for Teaching and Learning
The Senate Committee for Learning and Teaching