Media Availability: Migration Issues

UCLA ED&IS Dean available as source of expertise and comment on migration issues at southern border and across the globe

Contact: John McDonald, jmcdonald@gseis.ucla.edu 310-880-5332

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, is available as source of comment and expertise on migration issues for news coverage of State of the Union and other developments.

One thing that has been missing from the national conversation about migration is discussion about the real reasons migrants from Central America are flowing north to the U.S. Border. Bottom line, the same forces that are driving catastrophic migration across the globe (climate change, war and terror, and failing states) are at play in Central America. A wall is unlikely to solve the problems.

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies has a deep level of knowledge about migration and its impact on children and families. He has conducted significant research and written extensively on the issue. Most recently, he has served as editor of an important new book, Humanitarianism and Mass Migration: Confronting the World Crisis. The book examines the forces driving catastrophic global migration and identifies needed responses.

To arrange an interview with Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, please contact me John McDonald at jmcdonald@gseis.ucla.edu or by phone at 310-880-5332