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Deportation, Migration, and Human Rights: Interdisciplinary Theory and Practice
Deportation, Migration, and Human Rights: Interdisciplinary Theory and Practice      Keynote addresses by Mr. Ali Noorani, Executive Director, National Immigration Forum and Dr. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, New York City Department of Correction

Since March 2008, Mr. Noorani has been the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, based in Washington D.C. The Forum is one of the nationís premier pro-immigrant advocacy and policy organizations and has been at the center of every major legislative and policy debate related to immigration over the past 25 years. Prior to joining the Forum, Noorani was Executive Director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), an organization he joined in November 2003. Born in California, Noorani is the son of Pakistani immigrants. Ali is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and received his Masterís in Public Health from Boston University. Recently, he received the Alfred L. Frechette Award from the Massachusetts Public Health Association for exceptional leadership in promoting social justice and received the 2007 Boston University Young Alumni Award. Ali has authored numerous articles and currently serves on the board of the Campaign for Community Change.

Dr. Dora B. Schriro is Commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction. Dr. Schriro served as Director of the Office of Detention Policy and Planning for the Department of Homeland Security, where she led an overhaul of the nationís immigration detention system. Previously, she served six years as Director of the Arizona Department of Corrections; led the Missouri Department of Corrections as Director from 1993 to 2001, and served as the City of St. Louis Warden and then Commissioner of Corrections from 2001 to 2003. In both states, she was the first woman to lead the departments and is the only female in the country to head two State correctional systems. Dr. Schriro, who was born on Staten Island, served in the Koch Administration from 1984 to 1989, first as Assistant to the Deputy Director in the Mayorís Office of Criminal Justice and then as Assistant Commissioner at the City Department of Correction.

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    Thursday, March 18, 2010 | 7:00 p.m.   
Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center
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    Faculty, Graduate Students, Public, Undergraduate Students
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    Center for Human Rights and International Justice
    Latisha Cansler
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