Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Migration and Refugee Policy Group

Mission Statement

The Migration and Refugee Policy group at the Goldman School of Public Policy is a student community dedicated to examining contemporary migration issues through the lens of public policy. 

MRPG was created as a platform for GSPP and UC Berkeley graduate students at large to connect and explore migration policy. We offer opportunities for students to: 

  • Network and connect with other students interested in the topic.
  • Discuss current events and anchor them in our experience as policy professionals. 
  • Offer support for students seeking to work in the migration field.
  • Share relevant professional and volunteer opportunities. 

The group also serves as a liaison toward campus-wide events, benefitting from its context in GSPP and the broader academic community at UC Berkeley. 

MRPG Group activities:

  1. Provide a forum (such as a google group) where we share upcoming opportunities, events, etc. via email updates. 
  2. Host monthly/bi-monthly discussions on a relevant topic, facilitated by a student or professor.
  3. Maintain a database (such as an ongoing google spreadsheet) with information on suggested elective courses, fellowships, contacts, etc. 
  4. Connect students with opportunities to directly engage in relevant activities within the surrounding Bay Area community. 

Go to this link to see our ongoing database of Cal Migration/Refugee opportunities.

Contact

Elsa Augustine
eaugustine@berkeley.edu 

Alejandra Barrio
abarrio@berkeley.edu 

Magaly Chavez
magalychavez3@gmail.com 

Keith Welch
kdwelch3@gmail.com