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The Responsibility of the International Community in Situations of Human Mobility Due to Environmental Causes

T. Alexander Aleinikoff Director, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School Chair, KNOMAD Thematic Working Group on Environmental Change and Migration Susan Martin Donald G. Herzberg Professor Emerita of International Migration, Georgetown University​ KEY WORDS: Environmental Mobility; Climate-Induced Migration; Global Governance; Climate Change and Environmental Degradation; Disaster Risk Reduction; Migration and Displacement; Development; …

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(Im)migration and Urban Politics

How do migrants shape the cities we live in? How do migrants’ presence and agency relate to pressing urban challenges, such as gentrification and lack of affordable housing? In this event, Ayşe Çağlar and Sophie Gonick reflect on these and other questions that bring the migrant experience to the center of how we understand urban …

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Book Discussion: Majority Minority

How do societies respond to great demographic change? This question lingers over the contemporary politics of the United States and other countries where persistent immigration has altered populations and may soon produce a majority minority milestone, where the original ethnic or religious majority loses its numerical advantage to one or more foreign-origin minority groups. Until …

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Book Discussion: Reverse Subsidies in Global Monopsony Capitalism

This book provides a firm analytical base to discussions about injustice and the unequal distribution of gains from global production in the form of global monopsony capitalism. It utilizes the concept of reverse subsidies as the purchase of gendered labour and environmental services below their costs of production in garment value chains in India and …

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Decolonizing Refugee Governance

As political instability around the world displaces larger and larger numbers of people, the international community struggles to institute an adequate and equitable arrangement to meet its obligations to protect refugees; repatriation is more often than not impossible, refugees face deplorable conditions in camps as well as inadequate paths to local integration and resettlement, and burden sharing …

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Migration, Displacement and Citizenship in an Urban World

More than ever, the city is the locus of human mobility. The majority of the world’s migrants and forcibly displaced live in urban areas. Migration continues to be a fundamental process to the development and growth of cities.  The role of cities in shaping mobility and that of migrants in shaping cities have been increasingly …

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In or Out? The Biden Administration’s Conflicting Messages on Immigration Policy

OCTOBER 6, 20214:00PM – 5:30PM EST During the presidential campaign, Joe Biden set out an ambitious immigration agenda, pledging to end many of the Trump Administration’s brutal policies. He would stop building the wall, restore refugee admissions, rebuild the asylum system, cancel rules that harmed low-income migrants, reduce detention of immigrants and rein in the …

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Abolish ICE?: What Does it Mean and What is at Stake?

Conference hosted by: Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School September 21-23, 2021 What is at stake when people call to transform the immigration enforcement system? In recent years, immigration enforcement has gained increasing attention from the media, policy-makers, scholars, and the general public. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the fundamental …

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