MCC Hosts Panel of Experts to Discuss Global Migration at 25th Global Issues Conference

MANCHESTER, Conn. (October 15, 2019) – On Saturday, October 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the GPA Community Commons on the MCC Campus, the college will host its 25th Global Issues conference, featuring a panel of experts on global migration, this year’s topic.

The panel comprises Valeria Gomez, J.D., a William R. Davis clinical teaching fellow in the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, University of Connecticut; Prakash Kashwan, Ph.D., associate professor, department of political science, and co-director, Economic and Social Rights Research Group, Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut; William Kneerim, director of employment and education, Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services; Luz Londono Diaz, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics, MCC; and Katia Alvarenga, MCC student.

Some interesting statistics on global migration:

  • The number of global migrants worldwide has risen by nearly 100 million in the last two decades; from 173 million in the year 2000 to 271 million in 2019
  • If the migrant population were a country, it would be the 4th largest country in the world, behind the US at number 3
  • 1 in every 28 people worldwide is not living in the country of their birth
  • 38 million of these global migrants are children

The Global Issues Conference is supported in part by MCC’s Office of the CEO and the Academic Affairs office. The event is free and open to the public. Register at