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Beyond the Crisis: Rethinking Migration Narratives

Monday, March 4, 2024 at 12:30pm

Uris Hall, 153
Central Campus

With reporting on the “migration crises” and the “migration surge at the border” once again taking center stage in the media, those advocating for migrant rights are frequently faced with the question of how to most effectively represent migrants and migrant issues.

In this conversation with researcher Moira O’Neil, students will have the opportunity to take a step back and critically interrogate some of the most common negative and positive migration discourses, to learn what impact they have on society's understanding of migration, and to think about effective ways of writing and speaking about migration that can drive lasting and meaningful social change.

About the Speaker

Moira O'Neil is the Senior Vice President of Research Interpretation at the FrameWorks Institute where she conducts research and advises social movement organizations on how to more effectively frame social issues to drive lasting social change. She holds a PhD in sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and has worked on a variety of issues ranging from immigration, child mental health, housing, and homelessness.

Host and Sponsors

This event is hosted by the Migrations initiative, part of Global Cornell.

A light lunch will be served. 

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Meeting, Class/ Workshop, Food/Catering


Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Migrations, Cornell Population Center, Communication, English, Sociology, Global Development, Cornell Career Services, Careers Beyond Academia


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Rashmi Kanthi or Aidan Kelly


Moira O'Neil

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Senior Vice President of Research Interpretation, Frameworks Institute

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