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The Second Annual Event of the

University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrant (UARRM).

Engaging Student Voices to Support the Global Compacts 

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cloyd Heck Marvin Center (Continental Ballroom), The George Washington University, DC.



Students and young people play a critical role in supporting the Global Compacts for Migration and Refugees. How can university and college campuses serve as effective vehicles for student action? 


This convening, which marks the Second Annual Event of the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM), will open up an inclusive, safe space for student leaders from all backgrounds to learn from and share their perspectives with higher education leaders, policymakers, and practitioners on a broad range of topics relevant to both Global Compacts.



  • Support student-led efforts to protect and empower at-risk migrants and refugees in university and college communities;

  • Strengthen communication between students, higher education leaders, policymakers, and practitioners on intersecting issues of forced migration and higher education;

  • Explore how peer-to-peer initiatives in the U.S. and other countries can facilitate educational pathways and opportunities for displaced students;

  • Generate a student base dedicated to educating the public about issues of forced migration.


Target Participants:

  • George Washington University and non-GWU students, including those with experiences of displacement and their native-born peers; students with multidisciplinary experiences in the field, as well as those new to these issues who want to learn and get involved.

  • Higher education administrators, educators, policymakers, and practitioners in the field who want to share their expertise, but also listen to, connect, and build tangible strategies with and for students around broad intersections of higher education and forced migration.


Registration is closed.




The Cloyd Heck Marvin Center is located at Foggy Bottom Campus. For directions and information on the parking and where to stay,

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