Speeches & Presentations
“Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?: A Historical Perspective on Mexico-U.S. Migration” presentation at Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd (April 12, 2012).
“Human rights, migration, and development,” Washington Office on Latin America/ Iniciativa Ciudadana (June 9, 2010).
“International human rights and migration policy: a challenge to sovereignty,” Immigration Law Professors Conference, DePaul Law School, Chicago (May 26, 2010).
“The right to not migrate,” Summit of the Great Plains, University of Nebraska-Omaha, International Network on Migration and Development (May 14, 2010).
“Understanding Refugee Rights,” United Nations Association, Model UN, Chicago Public Schools (Apr. 30, 2010).
Moderator, experts roundtable on U.S.-Mexico migration issues, MacArthur Foundation and Woodrow Wilson Institute, Washington, D.C. (Feb. 18, 2010).
“A human rights critique of the UNDP Report on Human Mobility,” Wesleyan University, Connecticut (Feb. 5, 2010).
“Using human rights to evaluate migration policy,” University of Chicago Human Rights Workshop (Jan. 12, 2010).
“Overview of civil rights issues for Mexican Migrants,” Embassy of Mexico, Washington, D.C. (Dec. 4, 2009).
“Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: Looking at Mexico-U.S. Migration Relations,” University of Chicago Harper Lecture, San Francisco, CA (Nov. 2009).
Panelist, open discussion on teaching human rights, national roundtable on teaching human rights in the liberal arts, University of Chicago (Nov. 2009).
Panelist, open discussion on migration and human rights, Civil Society Days, Global Forum on Migration & Development, Athens, Greece (Nov. 2009).
“Cambios en la politica migratoria: de Bush a Obama,” Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores (Mexico), Meeting of Heads of Protection Services (Aug. 24, 2009).
Keynote speaker, “Student activism at Michigan: a proud heritage,” University of Michigan Law School, Juan Luis Tienda Memorial Dinner (Mar. 7, 2009).
“Human Rights and U.S. advocacy,” Donor’s Forum, Chicago (Mar. 2009).
“Using human rights to push the US policy framework on migration,” Western Washington State University, Bellingham, Washington (Feb. 23, 2009).
“A human rights perspective on migration and development,” International Organization for Migration and Mexican Secretariat for Foreign Affairs, Mexico City (June 27, 2008).
Lecturer, “Human Rights and Migration: theoretical and practical perspectives,” (in Spanish) Latin American graduate student seminar, Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico (June 25, 2008).
“Forced migration: a human rights perspective,” talk at Symposium of Regional Network for Migration and Development and SELAH, Caracas, Venezuela (Apr. 25, 2008).
“Do good fences make good neighbors? A historical view of Mexican migration to the U.S.,” Harper Faculty Lecture, University of Chicago Alumni, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Apr. 13, 2008).
“Regarding the pain of others: film as a teaching tool in human rights courses,” Human Rights Curriculum Project, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota (Apr. 12, 2008).
“Mexican migration to the U.S.: policy and history,” Migration Policy Institute seminar, Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, Mexico, D.F. (Apr. 8, 2008).
“Integrating the world into human rights teaching: the role of internships,” Human Rights Curriculum Project, University of Chicago (Feb. 15, 2008).
“Human rights & migration: a holistic view,” Iniciativa Ciudadana, Mexico, D.F., Mexico (Feb. 8, 2008).