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Global Compact for Refugees 2.0

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School and the Center for International Cooperation at New York University convened a second meeting of experts on refugee law and policy to deliberate on, and to make concrete recommendations for, the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). The meeting was convened with support from the Open Society Policy Center and held at the offices of the Open Society Foundations in New York City.

The following are working papers prepared by the Experts Group and constitute the second rendition of the Global Compact on Refugees. Papers may be quoted or cited only with express permission from the author.

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Reimagine the Canals: Public Engagement Report

Zolberg Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow Samantha Fox co-authored a community engagement report on the Erie Canal. “On May 17, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the Reimagine the Canals Initiative, which seeks to strengthen the Erie Canal for the 21st century. Engagement with the public and community stakeholders is a critical component

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Change in Motion: Environment, Migration, and Mobilities

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

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2019 Mixed Migration Review

In the likely absence of imminent global peace, there is littlechance mixed migration flows will diminish in the foreseeablefuture, predicts Alexander Aleinikoff. This calls for an overhaulof the outdated international system for managing refugees andmigrants, one with a new vision of what protection means, andseats reserved at the policy table

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‘The Arc of Protection: Reforming the International Refugee Regime’

T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, and Leah Zamore, director of NYU’s Center for International Cooperation’s Humanitarian Crises program, have co-authored a new book on reforming the international refugee regime.   The Arc of Protection: Reforming the International Refugee Regime, published by Stanford University Press, argues that

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