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This is the third program in the six-part UCLA Library International & Area Studies (IAS) Diasporas: Transnational Migrations, Spaces, and Identities series.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)
Registration Required

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The UCLA Library’s International & Area Studies (IAS) Department presents Diasporas: Transnational Migrations, Spaces, and Identities. This six-part program series explores the various reasons for migration, the experiences of migrants and their descendants, the creation of communities in their new homelands, the negotiation of identities and belonging, and the preservation and transformation of traditions. For details, refer to the series guide.

Refugees are forcibly displaced from their homes for reasons such as genocide, war, and climate change. This program explores their experiences, how they create new communities, and what the future holds for the countries they left and their diasporas.


  • Joanna Newman, CEO and Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • Olivia Quintanilla, Professor of Ethnic Studies, Mira Costa College
  • Monica Sok, Poet and writer
  • Khatharya Um, Associate Dean, Social Sciences Division, and Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

Moderator: Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi, Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies, UCLA (Tovaangar)

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Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Center for Study of International Migration, UCLA International Institute, UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center, UCLA Library; Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law