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> On May 29, 2018, at 11:10, Philip Garrison <phili...@cs.washington.edu> wrote: > > Starting in under an hour! > > On Sat, May 26, 2018, 16:12 Philip Garrison <phili...@cs.washington.edu > <mailto:phili...@cs.washington.edu>> wrote: > 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 > _______________________________________________ > change mailing list > email@example.com > http://changemm.cs.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/change
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