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

Tuesday, April 4, 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.

Migration takes people from the familiar to the foreign, forcing them to adjust to new environments, cultures, and perceptions. This program explores how members of diasporic communities experience and navigate life and identity in their new home countries.


  • Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Host and journalist
  • Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff, Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, George Washington University
  • Diane Sabenacio Nititham, Associate Professor of Sociology, Murray State University

Moderator: Lok Siu, Professor of Ethnic Studies and Chair of the Asian American Research Center, UC Berkeley

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