FPA/AMNH Global Migration Panel

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Foreign Policy Association
American Museum of Natural History

Event Details

Thursday, March 21, 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Gilder Center
200 Central Park West
78th Street Entrance
New York , NY
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Event Description

Please join the Foreign Policy Association for a joint lecture with the American Museum of Natural History on Global Migration. The panel will take place on Thursday, March 21st, 2024 in the Gilder Center of the Museum from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. We will be joined by Prof. Ramzi Kassem, Senior Policy Advisor for Immigration at the White House Domestic Policy Council and Ms. Joyce Antone Ibrahim, Task Team Leader of the World Development Report 2023 for the World Bank. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodriguez, Chancellor of the City University of New York. 

You can register for this event on eventbrite (link above) or contact President's Office at [email protected] or call 212-481-8100 EXT. 250. 

You can enter the Gilder Center at 78th street and Columbus Avenue. The event will take place in the Library on the 4th floor of the center. The lecture will be followed by a reception. 

Event Speakers

    • Prof. Ramzi Kassem - Speaker
      Former Senior Policy Advisor for Immigration, White House Domestic Policy Council

      Ramzi Kassem was the Senior Policy Advisor for Immigration at the White House Domestic Policy Council and both a Professor of Law and the Founding Director of CLEAR at the City University of New York. His writing, teaching, and clinical legal practice all aim to contest the expressions and excesses of the sprawling U.S. security state, both domestically and abroad.

      In support of clients, communities, and social movements, Professor Kassem and his students have litigated civil rights, constitutional, criminal, immigration, national security, wartime detention, and war crime cases at all levels of the federal judiciary, before military commissions and international tribunals, and in various administrative proceedings.

      Professor Kassem argued Tanzin v. Tanvir before the U.S. Supreme Court, a landmark civil rights case challenging the federal government’s abuse of watchlists, resulting in a unanimous decision for the clinic’s clients. In Raza v. City of New York, another groundbreaking litigation challenging secret police surveillance, Professor Kassem helped negotiate an historic settlement restricting surveillance of constitutionally protected religious and political activity.

    • Joyce Antone Ibrahim - Speaker
      Manager, World Development Report 2023:

      Joyce Antone Ibrahim served as the Manager of the World Bank’s World Development Report 2023: Migrants, Refugees, and Societies. Prior to that, she worked with the Subnational Doing Business Unit, where she led studies to assess the business environment in China, Malaysia, Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates. She also worked with the former Doing Business project, where she led various indicators that assessed different aspects of the business environment across 190 countries. Relatedly, she has advised governments on how to improve their legislation related to private sector development. Ms. Ibrahim holds a Master’s of Arts in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a Bachelor’s of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

    • Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodriguez - Moderator
      Chancellor of the City University of New York (CUNY)

      Félix V. Matos Rodríguez has served as the eighth Chancellor of The City University of New York (CUNY) since May 2019, focusing his tenure on championing student equity across the University system. Chancellor Matos Rodríguez, whose historic appointment makes him the first educator of color and the first Latino to lead the nation’s largest urban university, oversees a system of 25 colleges with an enrollment of over 225,000 students and an operating budget of $3.8 billion.

      As Chancellor, Dr. Matos Rodríguez has doubled down on the University’s commitment to lifting students and graduates from all backgrounds up the socioeconomic ladder. This mission has been especially critical throughout the coronavirus pandemic, during which the Chancellor erased more than $100 million in owed tuition and fees for more than 57,000 students through the CUNY Comeback program, announced a year before President Biden’s federal debt forgiveness program. The Chancellor also led the University to formally discontinue its policy of withholding transcripts from current and former students with unpaid balances.

      A former chair of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), he continues to serve on the steering committee for HACU’s Leadership Academy. In 2021, he joined the board of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) and was named co-chair of the New York City Regional Economic Development Council (NYCREDC). He also serves on the boards of Phipps Houses and the United Way of New York City, and he is a member of the Research Alliance for New York City Schools steering committee. A cum laude graduate in Latin American studies from Yale University, Matos Rodríguez received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. He has taught at Yale, Northeastern University, Boston College, the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, City College and Hunter College, and was affiliated with the history department at the CUNY Graduate Center. At Hunter, he also directed the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, one of the largest and most important Latino research centers in the United States.

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