June 29, 2019 10:15 – 12:45 East Building Auditorium National Gallery of Art

Migration has been an integral part of our experience since humans first walked the earth; while it ebbs and flows over time, it is ubiquitous. At the same time, myths and misinformation about migration past and present demand that we revisit and understand what is, fundamentally, our shared experience as human beings. How can schools, museums, and cultural institutions prepare children, youth, and the public to live together in a world of increasing diversity and complexity?

10:15 – 10:30 Introduction

Lynn Pearson Russell, Head, Division of Education, National Gallery of Art

10:30 – 11:20 Finding “Home” in a World on the Move: Understanding the lives of our immigrant-origin children and their peers through the arts and social sciences

Verónica Boix Mansilla, Principal Investigator, Project Zero, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education

11:20 – 12:45 Humans on the Move: A conversation exploring causes, consequences, and experiences of the past, present, and future of human migration

Carola Suárez-Orozco, Professor of Education, University of California Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Wasserman Dean, University of California Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Adam Strom, Director, Re-Imagining Migration

For educational resources and more information, please visit:

National Gallery of Art online at nga.gov/education/learningresources and


Re-Imagining Migration online at reimaginingmigration.org

Smithsonian Institution Learning Lab online at https://learninglab.si.edu

VERÓNICA BOIX MANSILLA is the Research Director of Re-imagining Migration and Senior Principal Investigator at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research examines the conditions that enable individuals to understand and act with others on the most pressing issues of our times (migration and globalization) through quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary work in formal and informal educational settings. At Re-imagining Migration, she is co-developing a research-based comprehensive framework for quality education of immigrant-origin youth and their peers. She also examines how teachers develop their capacity to educate for global competence with quality. She works with the OECD, the International Baccalaureate, the DC Public Schools, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and other institutions to advance global education innovations. She co-developed the OECD Global Competence Framework in 2018 and published multiple papers and books: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World (2011) with Tony Jackson.

ADAM STROM is the Director of Re-imagining Migration. Throughout his career, Mr. Strom has connected the academy to classrooms and the community by using the latest scholarship to encourage learning about identity, bias, belonging, history, and the challenges and opportunities of civic engagement in our globalized world. The resources developed under Strom’s direction have been used in tens of thousands of classrooms and experienced by millions of students around the world including Stories of Identity: Religion, Migration, and Belonging in a Changing World and What Do We Do with a Difference? France and The Debate Over Headscarves in Schools, Identity, and Belonging in a Changing Great Britain, and the viewer’s guide to I Learn America. Before joining the Re-imagining Migration Project, Strom was the Director of Scholarship and Innovation at Facing History and Ourselves.

CAROLA SUÁREZ-OROZCO is a Professor of Human Development and Psychology at UCLA. Her books include: Children of Immigration (Harvard University Press), Learning a New Land (Harvard University Press), as well as the Transitions: The Development of the Children of Immigrants (NYU Press). She has been awarded an American Psychological Association (APA) Presidential Citation for her contributions to the understanding of cultural psychology of immigration, has served as Chair of the APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration, and is a member of the National Academy of Education.

MARCELO SUÁREZ-OROZCO is the Wasserman Dean at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSEIS). He is a psychological anthropologist. His research on globalization, education, and mass migration has been published in award-winning books by Harvard University Press, Stanford University Press, University of California Press, Cambridge University Press, New York University Press, and multiple scholarly journals. At Harvard, the Dean served as the Thomas Professor of Education and founding Member of the Executive Committee of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. At NYU he was the Courtney Sale Ross University Professor. He has held fellowships at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study and Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study. He has been Visiting Professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, the University of Barcelona & Catholic University of Leuven. In January of 2018, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Dean Suárez-Orozco to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.