The Everyday Lives of Sovereignty

In this talk, Rebecca Bryant and Madeleine Reeves will discuss their edited book The Everyday Lives of Sovereignty: Political Imagination Beyond the State (Cornell University Press, 2021). Victoria Hattam will moderate.

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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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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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US Policy on Afghan Refugees: What Went Wrong and What Can Be Done

With the Taliban take-over in Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans have sought to flee the capital. A far larger displacement crisis is likely to occur in the coming days.  The U.S. response so far has been chaotic, with promises from the President to ensure that U.S. citizens find safety but no firm plans to help all

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Author Discussion: On Refugees

The Zolberg Institute celebrated World Refugee Day by welcoming Alexander Betts, David Owen and Serena Parekh to discuss their newly published books on various refugee issues. Books Discussed The Wealth of Refugees: How Displaced People Can Build Economies, Alexander Betts, Oxford University Press, 2021 What Do We Owe To Refugees?, David Owen, Polity 2020 No Refuge: Ethics

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