A World of Displaced People

Two Tuesdays, January 5 and January 12, 12:00–1:30 P.M. | The Station Museum, 1502 Alabama at LaBranch, 77004

In this two-part series we will learn about how the worldwide refugee crisis will affect politics, economics, and our lives.

January 5The Global Refugee Crisis: Responding to Forced Migration in Europe and the United States.
Dr. Idean Salehyan, associate professor of political science at the University of Texas in Dallas, will talk about civil wars and migration issues around the world. As the son of émigrés who left Iran when the Shah’s government fell, he understands the problems close up. His book Rebels Without Borders: Transnational Insurgencies in World Politics was published by Cornell University Press in 2009. Dr. Salehyan has a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego.

January 12Welcoming the Stranger: U.S. Asylum, Refugee Law and Policy.
Elissa Steglich, J.D., is a clinical professor at the University of Texas School of Law and Policy, where she teaches immigration law and practice to students through hands-on learning. Professor Steglich previously served as legal services director for the American Friends Service Committee’s Immigrant Rights Program, where she represented unaccompanied children, victims of human trafficking and low-income immigrants facing deportation. She graduated from Haverford College and the University of Texas School of Law.



Fall 2018 brochures are out! Please let us know if you did not receive one and we will be happy to send one to you.

Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 


The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.


Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course. 


Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!


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