People on the Move

People on the Move

The Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages has launched its second annual Global Passport Series this year under the theme “People on the Move.” Drexel GPS events seek to facilitate global conversations at Drexel and in Philadelphia to build rich student engagement and strong partnerships with local communities. Last year’s inaugural series on “Global Civic Engagement” attracted more than 600 attendees and featured events such as “Voting on the Brink: Gender, Race and Citizenship in a Divided America” and “The Rise of Global Extremism and the Rights of Religious Minorities.”


Climate and the Environment: People on the Move
11th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

> Multidisciplinary panels on climate change and its effects on mobility.

People Forced to Move: Sanctuary Cities
Human Rights and Religious Freedom
Thursday, May 3, 2018, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

> Panel discussion featuring Miriam Ticktin, PhD, chair of anthropology at the New School for Social Research, on current U.S. policies and attitudes toward immigration, refugees, internment, detention and sanctuary cities.

All events are free and open to the public. For full details, visit

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