Lori Talks Migration in U. S., Abroad

Noora Lori, Boston University, Pardee School

Noora Lori, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, spoke at a series of November events in the U. S. and abroad in order to help bring understanding to the tragic stories of the world’s refugee crises.

On Nov. 12, Lori, who also leads the Pardee School’s Forced Migration and Human Trafficking Initiative, was the keynote speaker at the webinar “Explaining the Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean” for Primary Source, an organization that provides resources for teachers.

“Our discussants, Professor Noora Lori of Boston University and Barbara Petzen of Middle East Connections, offered some keen insight into the crisis, and we had a great discussion following their presentations,” said Joshua Cracraft, Program Director at Primary Source.

You can watch the webinar here.

On Nov. 17, Lori joined Pardee School Professor Kaija Schilde for a talk at the Civic Series in Cambridge, a public interest lecture initiative in Cambridge. Schilde and Lori spoke on the topic of the “European Migrant Crisis.”

Of her most recent speaking engaements, Lori said:

At the end of November, I flew to Bahrain. On Nov. 26 I gave a talk on the refugee crisis to the YPO/WPO (Young President’s Organization/Worlds President’s Organization) Bahrain chapter. This is a peer network of Chief Executives. It was a targeted conversation with the business community in Bahrain.

On Nov. 29, I also was an invited speaker at the International Institute for Strategic Studies’s Geoeconomics conference. I spoke on the guest worker system in the gulf and the opportunities for research and reform.

Lori’s research broadly focuses on the political economy of migration, the development of security institutions and international migration control, and the establishment and growth of national identity systems. She is particularly interested in the study of temporary worker programs and racial hierarchies in comparative perspective. Learn more about her here.

Schilde’s teaching and research interests include the politics of the European Union, particularly the emerging foreign and security policies of the EU, the political economy of defense and security industries, the linkages between public and private actors in Brussels, the historical and comparative dynamics of federalism, and European public opinion on EU politics. Learn more about her here.