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Book talks, panel discussions, and other events in the Social Research and Education-Psychology libraries

April 19, 2016

2016 Friedlander Lecture

Join us for a Book Talk with Alexandra Lutnick,
School of Social Welfare

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Social Research Library
227 Haviland Hall, UC Berkeley

Free and open to all

Alexandra Lutnick (Lecturer in the School of  Social Welfare, PhD 2013) will discuss her new book, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Beyond Victims and Villains, published by Columbia University Press. Dr. Lutnick adopts a holistic
approach, exploring the young people's experiences, their treatment, and outside efforts to combat sex trafficking. In addition to her research findings, she will discuss the process of publishing her dissertation.

"Alexandra Lutnick's Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking is the most comprehensive and sophisticated book on this topic on the market.... It is a major contribution to our understanding of this world."
   ~Ronald Weitzer, George Washington University

April 4, 2016

University of Johannesburg (UJ) Professor of Social Development Studies Leila Patel will serve as the 2016 Friedlander Lecturer on International Social Welfare.

Professor Patel was previously head of the UJ Department of Social Work, director-general of the national Department of Social Welfare and deputy vice-chancellor and vice-principal of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She played a leading role in the development of South Africa’s welfare policy after apartheid. Her research interests are social welfare, social work, social policy, gender, social protection and social development, and her publications include Social Welfare and Social Development in South Africa (Oxford UP Southern Africa, 2005), book chapters, journal articles and research reports. 

March 14, 2016

Grand Challenges Colloquium

The Challenge of Immigrant and Refugee Resettlement in an Era of Major Social Conflict: Grand Challenges

Colloquium | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library

Juliet Choi, Chief of Staff: Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security

Sergio Medina, CEO, Refugee and Immigrant Services (RISE); Niveen Rizkalla, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Mack Center on Mental Health & Social Conflict, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley; Hisham Zawil, Site Programs Manager, International Rescue Committee Northern California

Social Welfare, School of, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

One out of eight residents in the United States is a foreign-born immigrant or refugee (I&R), altogether making up about 13 percent of the population. Social Service providers often find themselves ill-prepared to meet the ever changing needs of these I&R populations. I&Rs are perhaps one of the most challenging groups to serve because they are not homogeneous: each group/sub-group brings its own unique cultural, language, belief and religious traditions. Moreover, despite experiencing numerous difficulties during the migration and resettlement process, I&Rs tend not to seek services out of trauma related to previous victimization by their natal government prior to, during or after their displacement. Facing these challenges, it is important to identify strategies that can be used to improve service delivery and support to I&R communities. This colloquium aims to seek solutions to overcome barriers faced by I&R to participate fully in the US society. Moderated by Berkeley Social Welfare's Professor Julian Chow.
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