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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 …

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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.  …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 of this initiative. As such, …

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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 discourse, anthropogenic climate change has …

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Tempest Tossed: Catch up on the latest in 2020!

What better way to start the New Year than to listen to your missed and favorite episodes of Tempest Tossed? To prepare for the new season, tune in today to hear from some of the leading experts in U.S. migration. Download on your favorite podcast platform! In Case You Missed It: The Doubly Displaced in …

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Call for Applications: Zolberg-IRC Spring 2020 Student Fellowship, President’s Office

Project Aim: Foundational research on migration and humanitarian policy to support the President’s Office at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Project Description: The President’s Office in the IRC is currently engaged in a series of forward-thinking policy discussions examining the evolution of trends in conflict, displacement, and crisis relief. As the IRC pursues a goal …

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Reporting Immigration in the Era of Trump: A Conversation with Jonathan Blitzer, Staff Writer for The New Yorker

Tune in for the latest episode of Tempest Tossed! The New Yorker’s immigration reporter Jonathan Blitzer joins host Alex Aleinikoff and journalist Ladane Nasseri to discuss U.S. border policy, the resignation of Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan and the Democrats’ difficult balancing act on immigration. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or any other of your favorite platforms. …

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Cities and Human Mobility Research Collaborative Launch Conference – 10/30-10/31

On October 30-31 2019, the Cities, Migration and Membership Research Collaborative will hold a two-day symposium focusing on the topic of cities and mobility. This event brings together scholars, practitioners and policy-makers from around the globe with the objective of advancing empirical and normative research to understand and meet the challenges posed by human mobility …

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