The Center for Migration Studies Welcomes Four New Trustees to its Board

The Center for Migration Studies Welcomes Four New Trustees to its Board

The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jorge Bustamante, Fr. Leonir Chiarello, Susan Martin, and British Robinson to the agency’s board of trustees.

Dr. Jorge A. Bustamante is a Mexican sociologist with a PhD from the University of Notre Dame, where he has held an endowed chair (Eugene Conley Professor of Sociology) since 1986. He is also Research-Professor Emeritus at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, a research and degree granting institute in Tijuana, Mexico which he founded in 1982 and served as president from its creation until January 1998.

Fr. Leonir Chiarello is executive director at the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN), a network of more than 270 entities serving migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons, seafarers, and itinerants. Fr. Chiarello is also SIMN’s permanent representative to the United Nations.

Dr. Susan F. Martin is the Donald G. Herzberg Professor Emeritus in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She previously served as the director of Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of International Migration. She currently serves as the chair of the Thematic Working Group on Environmental Change and Migration for the Knowledge Partnership in Migration and Development (KNOMAD) at the World Bank.

Ms. British A. Robinson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Heart Alliance. She is a visionary leader with over 20 years of experience, leading initiatives in international and domestic health, corporate social responsibility, public-private partnerships, government relations, and advocacy and policy development.

In announcing these appointments, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Chairman of CMS’s board of trustees, said: “We are pleased that these four tireless and talented leaders have agreed to join CMS’s board of trustees. Each will bring great wisdom, passion, and experience to our collective work. We are confident that they will substantially contribute to the growth, influence, and continued revitalization of CMS.”

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