International Migration Topic of Two-Day Conference

International Migration Topic of Two-Day Conference

An in-depth look at the causes and consequences of international migration will be the topic of a conference at Cal Poly Pomona from April 13-14.

“How Our World is Changing: Dimensions of International Migration” focuses on the economic, environmental, cultural and political dimensions of international migration.

Hosted by the International Center at Cal Poly Pomona, the conference will feature internationally-recognized speakers, music events, buffet luncheons, panel discussions and roundtable presentations.

Each day begins at 8:30 a.m., with presentations slated to start at 9 a.m.

Friday's schedule features a keynote address by Jonathan D. Farrar, principal deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor. Farrar joined the State Department in 1980 and is an economic officer and career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Farrars career includes extensive experience in Latin America, with overseas assignments at the U.S. embassies in Mexico, Belize, Paraguay, and Uruguay. He is the recipient of two State Department Superior Honor Awards and four Meritorious Honor Awards. A native of California, Farrar was born in Los Angeles and studied at Cal Poly Pomona, Claremont Graduate School, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Saturday's program features plenary speaker Dr. Hussein Hassouna, ambassador of the League of Arab States to the United States. Hassouna has served as a diplomat in Yugoslavia; Morocco; Washington, DC; and in the United Nations. He received his Ph.D. in international law from Cambridge University, England.

Events on both days are open to the public, as well as Cal Poly Pomona faculty, staff and students.

Registration for the two-day event, which includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments on both days, is $150 per person. Special registration is also available for one-day only, banquet only and students.

Registration information and a complete listing of the two-day schedule of events are available online at For more information, call Dr. Paivi Hoikkala at (909) 869-3866 or (909) 869-3337.

Cal Poly Pomona is located at 3801 W. Temple Ave. in Pomona. Parking permits can be obtained for $5 at the Visitor Information Booth along Kellogg Drive.