2015 Annual Gala

2015 Annual Gala

Event Date and Time October 28, 2015 6:00 pm
Event Ends October 28, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue Battery Gardens

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2015 Center for Migration Studies Annual Gala

On October 28, 2015, government officials, policymakers, scholars, experts, civil society members, staff and colleagues gathered for a gala event commemorating 51 years of CMS’s commitment to the study of international migration, the promotion of understanding between immigrants and receiving communities, and to public policies that safeguard the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees and newcomers.

Address and Invocation

Most Reverend Bernardito C. Auza
Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations

Master of Ceremonies

Michael Gargiulo
Anchor
NBC 4 New York

 Invocation

Fr. Leonir Chiarello, C.S.
Executive Director
Scalabrini International Migration Network

Presentation of Awards

IMMIGRANT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Anthony Argento
Founder
Broadway Stages

LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD
Mark J. Miller

Emma Smith Morris Professor of Political Science and International Relations
University of Delaware

HUMANITARIAN SERVICE AWARDS
Karen Mercado

President
Be Foundation Derecho a la Identidad

Elena Segura
Director, Office for Immigrant Affairs and Immigration Education
Archdiocese of Chicago

EXCELLENCE IN INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
David Martin

Werner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law
University of Virginia School of Law