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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Aging Across Borders: A Transnational Look at Just Social Policies of Care

January 31 - February 1, 2014 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Deadline: November 18, 2013

In a completely interconnected and globalized world, the aging of both populations and the generations who care for the aging continue to represent an ongoing challenge for scholars and policy practitioners alike.  The Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration invites proposals for presentations from advanced graduate students around the world to consider the political, ethical, and policy challenges of current social policies that concern elderly care from the perspective of either those who are aging or those who work to care for the aging.  We encourage comparative cross-national work, identification of gaps in policy, and best practices analyses that are either quantitative, qualitative, or use multiple methods.

Invited Symposium Speakers Include:
  • Olena Hankivsky, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada 
  • Susan McDaniel, University of Lethbridge, Alberta,Canada 
  • Rhacel Parrenas, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States 
  • Cornelia Schweppe, Johannes Guttenburg University, Mainz, Germany 
  • William Vega, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States
Topics may include but are not limited to:
  • When elders are cared for by aging workers
  • Intersectional (e.g. gender, ethnicity, class, and national/immigrant status) analyses of social policies of care
  • Social policy needs for elder care workers
  • Future Needs for Transnational Migration to Aging Societies
How to submit a proposal:
  • Proposals must be submitted to by November 18, 2013 at 5pm Pacific Time, to be considered.
  • Please submit a curriculum vita (including your name, current institution, and prior work and research experience) and description of your research in no more than 500 words as either Microsoft Word or PDF documents as email attachments.
  • Explain how your research project informs policy at the local, national, cross-national or global level
  • Demonstrate how your topic aligns with the symposium topics
  • Describe how you will deliver information and why yours will be dynamic, high quality, and engaging session
  • List any co-presenters along with their contact information
Up to seven graduate students from outside the United States who are selected to participate will receive full funding to participate in the symposium.  All other participants will receive housing and meals.

For questions about the symposium, please contact Monica Valencia at:


USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII
950 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 102 
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1291 

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