SOCIAL WORK LIVE: Neeraj Kaushal and Bethany Miller on the Migrant Caravans

December 11, 2018
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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This week Professor Friedman will be interviewing Dr. Carmela Alcántara on the topic of “Sleep Well. Your Health May Depend on It”(more details below).

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About This Week’s Guests

The caravans of Central American migrants walking some three thousand miles to the U.S.-Mexico border have reached Tijuana, Mexico, only to be confronted with tear gas, harsh living conditions, and long delays in processing their requests for asylum. In this episode of Social Work LIVE, return guest Professor Neeraj Kaushal (bio) describes her research showing that in the 21st century, more than ever before, human mobility is critical to economic growth—a point she emphasizes in her new book, Blaming Immigrants (now out in paperback). Joining Prof. Kaushal is MSW student Bethany Miller (bio), who plans to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border over the holidays under the auspices of the New Sanctuary Coalition. After training in San Diego, she will head to Tijuana as a legal clinic volunteer.


About the Host

Michael Friedman is a social worker with over fifty years of experience in mental health and public policy. He has chaired, founded, or directed numerous city and state agencies and published approximately 200 articles, chapters, and essays, including a parody, The Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas. Since retiring he has continued to teach at the Columbia School of Social Work and to write about mental health, aging, and other topics at www.MichaelBFriedman.com and in a column for MedPageToday. He is also a semi-professional photographer and jazz pianist.

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