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September 24, 2014 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm, Student Union & Library, Alumini Hall

Panel discussion will include socio-political topics relating to issues covered in the book, Outcasts United


  • Catherine Gillotti, Professor, Communication and Creative Arts
  • Richard Rupp, Professor, Political Science
  • Zenobia Mistri, Professor, English
  • Alan Spector, Professor, Sociology
  • Lyle Catering, Purdue Calumet Student


October 21, 2014 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Gyte building, Room 107
Before Refugees: Conflict and Crisis

Discussion will identify key issues that license violence, displace entire populations, and force refugees to flee their countries. Moving beyond the feel good story of a youth soccer team learning to assimilate to a new culture, speakers provide a more thorough and thoughtful reflection on conditions of life for refugees from Africa, Central America, and the Middle East. International students at Purdue Calumet have been invited to share their experiences.


  • Lee Artz, Professor, Media Studies
  • Alie Kabba, Executive Director, United African Organization
  • Rabya Khan, Staff Attorney, Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Vicki Cervantes, Founder, La Voz de los de Abajo & Honduras Solidarity Network


November 18, 2014 Time TBD; Location TBD
International Affairs Office and International Education Week Student Panel Discussion

Communities have refugee populations, often out of sight, who are eager for their communities to understand their stories.


Events are free and open to the campus and community.

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