The IHRC helped to establish an interdisciplinary research initiative to study race, ethnicity, and migration in the United States in 1999. The goal was to build on interdisciplinary strengths in these areas of study across the university and to help foster new ways of understanding race, ethnicity, and migration as both distinct and complementary categories of analysis. In 2007, global and comparative perspectives were added to broaden and internationalize research, teaching, and engagement. Today, Global REM serves as a dynamic framework that brings interdisciplinary research centers, faculty, staff, and students across the university together around some of the most compelling questions facing changing societies around the world. Participants come from a broad range of disciplines, including the social sciences, humanities, public health, law, public policy, education and human development, university libraries, and family social science. The monthly Global REM lecture series brings local, national, and international researchers to campus for public events and discussions. Global REM has also sponsored national conferences. The next one: Immigrant America, New Immigration Histories from 1965 to the Present, will be co-sponsored with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and take place at the University of Minnesota in October, 2015.
Events are cosponsored with the Institute for Global Studies and arranged throughout the fall and spring semesters. If you would like to be notified of Global REM events, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.