Yael Schacher on Immigration Short-Takes Recording

The End of Asylum? The New COVID-19 Border Rules https://videos.files.wordpress.com/GrzakDlk/yael-schacher_hd.mp4

César García Hernández on Immigration Short-Takes Recording

The Impact of COVID-19: Time to End Immigration Detention? https://videos.files.wordpress.com/hbmGpaEf/immigration-shorttakes-331_hd.mp4

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

The Great Immobility

We will learn many lessons from the coronavirus pandemic: the need for guaranteed universal health care and paid sick leave in the United States; the huge danger that comes from undermining federal experts and agencies; the ability to make very large financial commitments when crisis strikes. (Next up, climate change.) Less obvious is the lesson … Continue reading The Great Immobility

Summer Research Grants

Summer Research grants now open for New School Faculty and Students The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility is pleased to announce the availability of summer research grants for Faculty and Graduate Students at The New School. Grants will provide support for faculty and graduate students pursuing work and scholarship related to themes of migration and mobility during Summer 2020.  … Continue reading Summer Research Grants

Abolish ICE? The meanings of a movement

#AbolishIce has helped define the immigration debate in the U.S. It is a rallying cry by those opposed to Trump Administration policies and heavy-handed tactics of immigration officers. It has also been used as a cudgel against immigration advocates, who some of the Rights have claimed want “open borders.” Hiroshi Motomura and Azadeh Shashahani help … Continue reading Abolish ICE? The meanings of a movement

Fast fashion, production targets, and gender-based violence in Asian garment supply chains

Research Fellow Shikha Silliman Bhattacharjee was recently published in Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia (2020). Read the abstract for her paper below. Abstract: How do fast fashion production cycles impact labor conditions for women garment workers in Asia? What forms of gender based violence and harassment do women garment … Continue reading Fast fashion, production targets, and gender-based violence in Asian garment supply chains

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 of this initiative. As such, … Continue reading Reimagine the Canals: Public Engagement Report

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 discourse, anthropogenic climate change has … Continue reading Change in Motion: Environment, Migration, and Mobilities