“Meet Thy Neighbor”: Refugees in Connecticut


Thursday, March 29, 2018 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm


Reading Room

Reading Room
William F. Starr Hall
45 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 06105-2290


Diversity Week 2017Shipman & Goodwin LogoThis panel is an opportunity to sit down and meet refugees from around the globe who have been resettled in Connecticut. Speakers will discuss the extremely vetted resettlement process, different resources available to refugees, and the current status of refugee resettlement. Dinner will be served. Co-sponsored by theInternational Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and the Human Rights Law Association.

Speakers will include:

  • Usra Qureshi, Founder, CT Anchor
  • Chris George, Executive Director, Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS)
  • Alicia Kinsman, Director & Managing Attorney, Immigration Legal Services, Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI-CT)
  • Joseph Kazadi, Refugee Ambassador, IRIS

Moderator: Jon Bauer, Professor, UConn School of Law

UConn Law is pleased to host this event as part of the 8th Annual UConn Law Diversity Week. Information on UConn Law Diversity Week and the entire schedule of events can be accessed on the UConn Law Diversity Week page.


Geraldine Macaisa


If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the Law School at 860-570-5130 or via email at law.access@uconn.edu at least two weeks in advance.