Event Recaps and Recordings

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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A Conversation about the Proposed Immigration Legislation

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 …

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Biden’s Immigration Agenda

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 …

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Migration & Coronavirus: A Complicated Nexus Between Migration Management and Public Health

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 …

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Making the Global Compacts Work: What Future for Refugees and Migrants – Event Recap

Together with the Kaldor Center on International Refugee Law in Australia, Alexander Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute, presents the Global Compact for Refugees and the Global Compact on Migration, both of which urge a better future for refugees. Watch the latest in the Kaldor Centre’s milestone Policy Brief series, which brings legal academic rigour to …

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Expanded Sanctuary: Event Recap

Expanded Sanctuary is part of a series of events that explore the possibilities of sanctuary – as ideal, as theory, as practice, as historical proposition, as a vision of social justice for the present. Facilitated by the Zolberg Institute Working Group on Expanding Sanctuary and co-sponsored by The New School’s interdisciplinary programs in Global Studies, Urban Studies, and Environmental Studies, Department of …

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Deportation World: Event Recap

The Zolberg Institute was pleased to welcome Professor Daniel Kanstroom, who delivered a talk titled: “Deportation World: The Challenges of a New Global Phenomenon.” Daniel Kanstroom is Professor of Law, Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar, Director of the International Human Rights Program, and Co-Director of the Boston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice. …

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