The College of Architecture would like to congratulate Associate Professor Brian Kelly for being chosen as a speaker for the 2016 James E. Smith Conference on World Affairs entitled, Migration, Borders and Identity: Building Bridges or Walls scheduled for September 26th and 27th. Incorporating the conference theme, Kelly’s talk is entitled "Building Bridges AND Walls: The Power of Open Source Design.”
Since 1964, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, has sponsored the James E. Smith Conference on World Affairs international conference to discuss issues of global importance. Current events and news have inspired this year’s theme.
The speaker selection is designed to give attendees a closer look at both sides of these trending issues. Sessions will explore not only the concerns of those who insist on building walls but also of those who seek to build bridges.
Among the topics the speakers will discuss this year are “Europe’s response to the ongoing refugee crisis, the role of globalization in the creation of migration and its criminalization, migration as both a threat to national culture and a boon to economic development, and health management in immigrant and refugee populations” stated conference officials.
These experts have been recruited from all over the world including Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, India, Pakistan, Slovenia, Cameroon, Fiji, the Dominican Republic and Antigua/Barbuda, as well as the United States.