SAID Conference Registration 2015

Sign up to participate in the 2015 SAID Conference! The event will be held on April 11th, 2015 at the SIEPR Building (366 Galvez St) at Stanford University between 10AM and 5PM.


Stanford Association For International Development

Stanford Association for International Development (SAID) is a student-run organization with a mission of promoting awareness of international development on campus and in the surrounding community. SAID partners annually with Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) to put on our conference.  CDDRL is a leading center of thought, research and teaching in international development, and frequently organizes academic and policy forums to increase the public understanding of economic and political development. This spring, SAID and CDDRL will host a conference at Stanford University on the topic of forced migration.

2015 Forced Migration Conference Agenda

Saturday, April 11th

9:30am – Attendee Check-In

10:00am – Introduction and Opening Keynote: Alexander Aleinikoff

11:00pm – Panel One: Causes of Forced Migration

12:00pm – Career Fair and Lunch

1:15pm – Panel Two: Forced Migration and Human Rights

- 1:15  Interactive Breakout Session – Asylum Access

2:15pm – Panel Three: The Economic Impact of Forced Migration

- 2:45 Interactive Breakout Session – Ennead Architects

3:15pm – Panel Four: Policy Implications

4:15 pm – Ending Keynote: James Hathaway



 Alex Aleinikoff

UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Keynote Speaker


 James Hathaway

University of Michigan Law

Keynote Speaker

Dawn Chatty

Oxford University

Causes of Forced Migration Panel

Paula Banerjee

International Association For The Study of Forced Migration

Causes of Forced Migration Panel

Frederick Ahearn

National Catholic School of Social Service

Causes of Forced Migration Panel


Emily Arnold

Georgetown University

Asylum Access Breakout Session


Tendayi Achiume

UCLA School of Law

Human Rights Panel

Tomás Jiménez

Stanford University

Human Rights Panel

Kristen Schuettler

World Bank

Economic Impact Panel



Alice Bloch

University of Manchester

Economic Impact Panel


Ran Abramitzky

Stanford University

Economic Impact Panel


Robert McLeman

National Catholic School of Social Service

Policy Implications Panel


Courtland Robinson

Courtland Robinson

Center for Refugee and Disaster Response

Policy Implications Panel

Michel Gabaudan

Refugees International

Policy Implications Panel



Melanie Morten

Stanford University

Economic Impact of Forced Migration Panel

Helen Stacy

Stanford University

Forced Migration and Human Rights Panel


David Laitin

Stanford University

Causes of Forced Migration Panel


Roland Hsu

Stanford University

Policy Implications Panel


Breakout Sessions

 Session 1: Asylum Access 1:15 PM

Asylum Access is an innovative international nonprofit dedicated to making refugee rights a reality. Asylum Access empowers refugees in Africa, Asia and Latin America to live safely, work, send children to school and rebuild their lives. Asylum Access’s mission is to make refugee rights a reality in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

More information coming soon. Learn more about Asylum Access at

Session 2: Ennead Architects 2:45PM

Ennead Architects LLP is a New York City-based architectural firm. In collaboration with the UNHCR and Stanford, Ennead Lab has been working to develop a tool kit to support an integrated process of contingency planning, emergency and sustainable settlement planning, post-settlement impact planning for host communities, and an umbrella of measurement and verification data as a resource to all UNHCR stakeholders.


Career Fair

The annual SAID International Development Career Fair will happen from 12 – 1 p.m. on the day of the conference. Network with organizations like Universal Giving, Foundation for Sustainable Development, and Freedom House. You do not need to attend the full conference to attend the career fair.



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