Refugees and Higher Education: A Virtual Panel Discussion for St. Louis Stakeholders

September 14, 2022 - 02:00 pm

The Missouri Office of Refugee Administration and the Higher Education Consortium of St. Louis are excited to invite you to a virtual conversation about higher education access for refugees in St. Louis. Join us to learn from our panel of experts as they share their work, experiences, strategies, and resources for addressing barriers and improving support for refugee students pursuing higher education. Panelists representing a variety of perspectives will speak on refugee student experiences, the resettlement context, and some of the great programs and services that work to support refugee students. Breaks will be included throughout the webinar, and there will be a Q&A following the panel presentations.

When: Wednesday, September 14 from 2:00-4:45 p.m. CT

Where: Zoom | Register Here


  • Dr. Lindsey Kingston, Associate Professor and Director, Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies, Webster University
  • Esma Karakas, JD Candidate, Washington College of Law, American University
  • Amanda Williams, Senior Staff Attorney, Immigration Law Project, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • Anita Barker, Vice President of Education, International Institute of St. Louis
  • Dr. Danielle Carter, School Counselor, Gordon Bush Alternative High School
  • Donnie Harris, Director, Educational Talent Search, Higher Education Consortium of St. Louis
  • Lily Sorenson, Director, Center of English Language Learning, University of Missouri

Event Details

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Virtual Event
Discussion/Community Forum, Virtual