September 27, 2011
Theology Scholar Judy Mayotte will present "‘I Pick Up My Life and Take It With Me’: 21st Century Environmental Migration” on October 20. Mayotte, a former SU professor, has been involved in the global issues relating to the migration of peoples for more than 20 years. “Economic and environmental challenges continue to put millions of the world’s most vulnerable on the move and at risk,” said Professor Tom Taylor, Director of the Global Awareness Program, “Dr. Mayotte brings to campus extensive experience working on the dynamics of population migration, its causes and its problems.”Mayotte currently serves on the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation Board and Operating Committee, in connection with the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre and Leadership Academy in Cape Town, South Africa. She also serves on the board of the Visionaries Institute of Suffolk University and an Emeritus Director of Refugees International. In 1994, after working for many years on refugee issues, she was appointed by the first Clinton Administration to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration as Special Adviser on refugee issues and policy.This presentation is sponsored by the Global Awareness Program and the Pigott McCone Chair in Humanities. Free and open to the public, Mayotte presents at 3:30 p.m. on October 20 in Wyckoff Auditorium.The Global Awareness Program, a specialization offered to any student in any college in Seattle University, is administered through the College of Arts and Sciences which offers 33 undergraduate and 7 advanced degrees.
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