On April 23, 2021, T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute and University Professor at The New School, Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS, and Kayly Ober, Senior Advocate and Program Manager, Climate Displacement Program at Refugees International discussed the Biden Administration’s refugee policies and proposed actions. NPR’s Deborah Amos moderated. Watch the
On February 18, 2021, proposed immigration legislation, based on a proposal President Biden put forth on his first day in office, was released. Much of the 353-page document focuses on paths to citizenship and other reforms to current immigration legislation. On February 19, 2021, Alex Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute, joined Prof. Alexandra Délano
Event Recap Immediately after the election in November, the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility and the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) released a report presenting 40 recommendations for immigration policy reform. In the first week of his Administration, President Biden signed a number of Executive Orders, reversing many of the more drastic immigration policies put in
Migration & Coronavirus: A Complicated Nexus Between Migration Management and Public Health Governments around the world have adopted significant migration management measures to try to contain and halt the spread of COVID-19. Border closures, travel restrictions, prohibitions on arrivals from certain areas, and heightened screening have been among the leading policy responses, initially to try
Join the Zolberg Institute in welcoming photographer Ada Trillo and her exhibit La Caravana to the University on March 26 at 6:30pm for an opening panel and reception. Ada Trillo, La boda, 2018, archival pigment print, 40 x 26 3/4 in.©2020 Ada Trillo. Courtesy of the artist Mar, a member of the migrant caravan from Honduras,
We believe that there is an urgent need for a richer and better-informed discussion of the American past, present and future in order to construct a new narrative that can be true to enduring values of welcome, human dignity and equality.
With guidance from Professor Ngai and Professor Tchen, we will continue the journey.
Discussion with Dr. Martin Ruhs, Chair in Migration Studies and Deputy Director of the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute.Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6:00PM to 7:30PM (EST)Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, I 202, Arnold Hall55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011 Europeans want to protect refugees, but they prefer a policy approach that sets limits and conditions. This
Ayelet Shacher is Professor of Law, Political Science, and Global Affairs at Toronto University. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 6:00PM to 7:30PM (EDT)Starr Foundation Hall, U L102, University Center63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011 We tend to think of a border as a static line, but recent bordering techniques have broken away from the map, as governments have developed legal tools to
Professor Joseph Heathcott’s Laboratories of the Global City examines spaces of encounter and the people who inhabit and shape them. Using six neighborhoods remade by immigration over the last century (Jackson Heights in New York; Peckham in London; St. Gilles in Brussels; Belleville in Paris; San Telmo in Buenos Aires; and Beyoglu in Istanbul), he
Call for Papers: Workshop at the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute in Berkeley Academics, journalists, NGOs, and institutions of global governance increasingly speak of ‘environmental migrants’ and ‘climate refugees.’ But what separates an environmental migrant or climate refugee from another migrant, refugee, or asylum-seeker? In international security discourse, anthropogenic climate change has