Susan Terrio, Professor of Anthropology, Georgetown University,
Author of: Whose Child Am I? Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children in U.S. Immigration Custody
In conversation with Philippa Strum, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
When: April 25, 5:00 – 7:00pm with a reception to follow
Where: The Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center (ICC) room 662, 37th and O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20057
Susan Terrio, also author of Judging Mohamed: Juvenile Delinquency, Immigration, and Exclusion at the Paris Palace of Justice (Stanford 2009), in Whose Child Am I? (California 2015) has turned her anthropological skills to helping us know some of the most vulnerable people in our world: children facing migration alone, without documents, and thrust into a little known immigration detention system. Her work turns a conversation that too often focuses only on law and restriction to see first the children who face immigration and detention. She will explore these key issues in conversation with Philippa Strum, former Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York and Director of U.S. Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and now a Senior Scholar there. She has written key studies on law and constitutional rights in the United States including Mendez vs. Westminster: School De-Segregation and Mexican-American Rights (Kansas 2010), Muslims in the United States: Identity, Influence, Innovation (editor, Wilson Center 2005), and Louis D. Brandeis: Justice for the People (Harvard 1984).
Their conversation about children and immigration, the law and detention will open to include our audience.