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On Sat, May 26, 2018, 16:12 Philip Garrison <>

> *Who*: Students from the Jackson School Applied Research Program, led by
> Jessica Beyer
> *What*: Expanding financial inclusion for Seattle-area immigrants and
> refugees
> *Where*: EEB 037
> *When*: Noon-1pm, Tuesday, 5/29
> *Abstract:*
> As immigrants and refugees migrate to new home countries, many experience
> difficulties adjusting to their new home nation’s financial systems. Issues
> relating to language, education, and cultural sensitivity contribute to
> these populations’ barriers to entry. As a result, many immigrants and
> refugees remain unbanked or underbanked. To ensure their successful
> integration to financial systems and the establishment of financial
> well-being, a team of researchers from the Jackson School of International
> Studies Applied Research Project team seeks to understand how populations
> of immigrants and refugees interact with the financial systems in the
> Greater Seattle Area. The report begins by examining established legal
> definitions of different types of immigrants. It then explores the
> demographic makeup of people arriving in Washington State and the Greater
> Seattle Area before examining the existing financial systems in Seattle.
> The report concludes with an in-depth overview of the various obstacles to
> financial inclusion for specific target populations by examining three case
> studies: the Somali population, Eritrean and Ethiopian populations, and
> Latino communities. This project was completing in collaboration with the
> University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering department.
> *Bio:*
> *Jessica Beyer,* *Faculty Lead*: Jessica Beyer is a Research Scientist in
> the Henry M. Jackson School for International Studies and the Technology &
> Social Change Group in the Information School. Jessica holds her Ph.D. in
> Political Science from the University of Washington.
> *Allison Anderson, ARP Program Manager*: Allison Anderson is a Ph.D.
> student at the Jackson School of International Studies. Her research
> interests are centered around gender, development, and information and
> communications technologies (ICTs) in the Arab world.
> *Grant Dailey, Senior Research Fellow*: Grant Dailey is currently
> enrolled as a concurrent degree candidate pursuing a Master of Public
> Administration with the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, and a
> Master of Arts in International Studies with the Jackson School of
> International Studies.
> *Nabilla Gunawan*: Nabilla Gunawan is a junior pursuing a B.A. in
> International Studies with an emphasis on Political Economy and Development.
> *Mardav Jain*:  Mardav Jain is a junior pursuing a BA in Economics and
> International Studies with a focus on Foreign Security and Diplomacy.
> *Sertseleul Kebede*: Sertseluel D. Kebede is a senior at the Henry M.
> Jackson School of International Studies majoring in International Studies.
> *Jinyong Um*: Jinyong Um is currently a junior at the Henry M. Jackson
> School of International Studies studying Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Peace
> and Security. He also is an Informatics minor.
> *Jaime White*: Jaime White is a second-year master's student at the
> Jackson School of International Studies. Her research focuses on narrative
> and rhetoric in Hindu and Buddhist movements, and communal violence in South
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