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Global Migration

The Dynamics of Global Change

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Understanding the Dynamics of Global Migration

Migration across the world is driven by a complex and intertwined web of factors--conflict, climate change, economic shifts, personal aspirations, and social and cultural changes.

Scholars from Loyola University Chicago and Boston College Schools of Social Work will facilitate a real-time discussion with panelists from around the globe—scholars, activists, and representatives of human services organizations—to reflect on some of the many dynamics of migration.

Faculty Moderators

Abha Rai, PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work

Alejandro Olayo-Méndez, SJ, PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor, Boston College School of Social Work

Maria Vidal de Haymes, PhD, MSW

Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work and Director, Center for Immigrant and Refugee Accompaniment (CIRA)


Alberto Baltazar

Mexico City, Mexico
Head of Research Coordination, Jesuit Migrant Service – Mexico

Bernard D' Sami, PhD 

Chennai, India
Senior Fellow, Loyola Institute of Social Science Training and Research (LISSTAR),
Loyola College, Chennai

Aimee Hilado, PhD, MSW 

Chicago, IL
Founding Clinical Director, RefugeeOne Wellness Program

Fr. Martin Puthussery , SJ 

Bengaluru, India
Head of Labor Migration Unit of Indian Social Institute, Bangalore, Coordinator of
Global Ignatian Advocacy Network in the Jesuit Conference of South Asia, Secretary of Bangalore Archdiocesan Commission for Migrant

Caitlin-Marie Ward 

Madrid, Spain
Senior Advisor on Migration, Office of Justice and Ecology at the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States

Bridget Wooding, PhD 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Director, OBMICA (Caribbean Migrants Observatory)