International Migration Review
50th Anniversary Symposium

International Migration Scholarship in the 21st Century:
Critical Issues, Critical Questions

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
9:30am – 5:15pm
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
One New York Plaza
New York, NY 10004

For 50 years, the International Migration Review (IMR) has led social science research and analysis in the field of international migration, population dynamics, ethnic group relations and refugee movements.   In commemoration of this milestone, the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) will release a Special Golden Anniversary Issue of IMR featuring a collection of outstanding articles relevant to a diverse, worldwide, multidisciplinary readership.  The papers aim to advance the research frontier on international migration and push the theoretical and empirical debate forward. To celebrate IMR‘s 50th Anniversary and the forthcoming release of IMR‘s Special Golden Anniversary Issue, CMS invites you to join authors, editors, members of the IMR Editorial Board and other scholars for an all-day symposium to discuss persisting and emerging topics and trends in the field of international migration.

 Agenda

Speaker and Moderator Profiles

 

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

  • Donald Kerwin, Executive Director, Center for Migration Studies
  • Ellen Percy Kraly, Editor, International Migration Review; William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, Colgate University

Reflections on the International Migration Review:  Past, Present and Future and its Importance to the
International Migration Dialogue

  • H. E. Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Specialised Organizations in Geneva and to the World Trade Organization

The International Migration Review at 50: Reflecting on Half a Century of International Migration Research and Looking Ahead

  • Jørgen Carling, Research Director and Professor, Peace Research Institute Oslo
  • Jennifer Lee, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine
  • Pia Orrenius, Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

 

 

International Migration Processes

Moderator: Jørgen Carling, Research Director and Professor, Peace Research Institute Oslo
Discussant: Fei Guo, Associate Professor of Demography, Macquarie University

The Cross-Country Determinants of Potential and Actual Migration
Frédéric Docquier, Research Associate, National Fund for Scientific Research; Professor of Economics, Université Catholique de Louvain / Giovanni Peri, Professor of Economics and Director of Temporary Migration Center, University of California, Davis / Ilse Ruyssen, Université Catholique de Louvain

Migration Infrastructure
Biao Xiang, University Lecturer in Social Anthropology and Course Director of MSc Programme in Migration Studies, University of Oxford / Johan Lindquist, Associate Professor of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University*

New Immigrant Destinations in Global Context
Jamie Winders, Associate Professor of Geography, Syracuse University*

 

Connections between Origins and Destinations

Moderator: Pia Orrenius, Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Discussant: Jamie Winders, Associate Professor of Geography, Syracuse University

Reconsidering Migration and Class
Nicholas Van Hear, Senior Researcher and Deputy Director, COMPAS, University of Oxford

Diaspora Institutions and Diaspora Governance
Alan Gamlen
, Senior Lecturer of Geography, Victoria University of Wellington*

Scripting Remittances: Making Sense of Money Transfers in Transnational Relationships
Jørgen Carling
, Research Director and Professor, Peace Research Institute Oslo*

 

Diversity of Outcomes in Destination Societies

Moderator: Jennifer Lee, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine
Discussant: Monica Boyd, Canada Research Chair in Immigration, Inequality and Public Policy and Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

Comparing Immigrant Integration in North America and Western Europe:  How Much Do the Grand Narratives Tell Us?
Richard Alba, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York*  / Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York*

‘Utter Failure’ or Unity out of Diversity? Debating and Evaluating Policies of Multiculturalism
Irene Bloemraad, Associate Professor, Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies / Matthew Wright, Assistant Professor of Government, American University*

The Double Disadvantage Reconsidered: Gender, Immigration, Marital Status, and Global Labor Force Participation in the 21st Century
Katharine M. Donato
, Professor and Chair of Sociology, Vanderbilt University* / Bhumika Piya, Vanderbilt University / Anna Jacobs, Vanderbilt University

Does Cultural Diversity of Migrant Employees Affect Innovation?
Ceren Ozgen, Post-Doctoral Researcher of Spatial Economics, VU University Amsterdam; Post-Doctoral Researcher, Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute / Cornelius Peters, Junior Researcher, Institute for Employment Research, The Research Institute of the Federal Employment Agency / Annekatrin Niebuhr, Senior Researcher, Institute for Employment Research, The Research Institute of the Federal Employment Agency / Peter Nijkamp, Professor in Regional Economics and in Economic Geography, Free University, Amsterdam / Jacques Poot, Professor of Population Economics, University of Waikato, New Zealand*

 

Communicating International Migration Scholarship: A Conversation among Editors

Moderator:  Ellen Percy Kraly, Editor, International Migration Review; William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, Colgate University

  • E. Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Specialised Organizations in Geneva and to the World Trade Organization
  • Mark Miller, Emma Smith Morris Professor of Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware
  • Douglas Gurak, Professor of Development Sociology, Cornell University

* indicates presenting authors

 


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The series is part of CMS’s yearlong celebration of its 50th Anniversary and is made possible through the support of the Porticus Foundation.  For  information on CMS’s Golden Anniversary Gala, visit http://cmsny.org/50th.