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On October 9, 2018, the Center for Migration Studies held its annual academic and policy symposium from 8:45am to 4:45pm at the law offices of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP (One New York Plaza / 1 FDR Drive, New York, NY).
Leading scholars, policy experts, and practitioners examined citizenship in an era of record migration and growing nationalism. The event opened with a keynote address by HE Most Reverend Bernardito C. Auza (Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations and the Organization of American States) on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration. Following this presentation, Irene Bloemraad (University of California, Berkeley) discussed her International Migration Review paper, “Understanding Membership in a World of Global Migration: (How) Does Citizenship Matter?” which synthesizes the literature on citizenship and immigration, and theorizes on why citizenship matters. Maria C. Abascal (Columbia University) then presented on citizenship, belonging, and the role of community among Latino Immigrants.
These discussions were followed by panels of distinguished experts on nationalism and membership; citizenship in the Global Compact on Migration; recent US policy changes related to citizenship; and the diverse responses of US communities to immigrants.This was CMS’s fifth annual academic and policy conference, which celebrates the work of leading scholars and thinkers on international migration.