To Protect and Promote? Sending States and Diasporas in Comparative Perspective

May 6-7, 2011

This event, co-sponsored by ICMEC and Global Studies, brings together leading scholars, students, and practitioners focusing on the relation between sending states and their diaspora populations with particular focus on state-led promotion and protection of citizens abroad.

Keynote Panel | May 6 | 6:00-8:00 p.m. Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Avenue

Diasporas, Democracy, and Development: How International Migration Impacts Sending States

Devesh Kapur, University of Pennsylvania

Yossi Shain, Tel Aviv University

Natasha Iskander, New York University

Moderated by Alexandra Délano, The New School

What are the economic, social, and political effects of emigration on home countries, and how do sending states respond to the needs of their diaspora? This panel of noted experts will draw from research in India, Mexico, Morocco, Israel, and Armenia to explore new methods and frameworks for examining state-diaspora relations and the impact of transnational flows of people, money, networks, and ideas in both home and host countries. Devesh Kapur is the author of Diaspora, Development, and Democracy: The Domestic Impact of International Migration from India (Princeton University Press, 2010). Natasha Iskander is the author of Creative State: Forty Years of Migration and Development Policy in Morocco and Mexico (Cornell University Press, 2010), and Yossi Shain’s most recent book is Kinship and Diasporas in International Affairs (University of Michigan Press, 2007). Please join us for this very special event, co-sponsored by Global Studies and ICMEC and supported by the Ford Foundation and the New School Provost.


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