Research and Publications

Zolberg Institute Research Grants

Research Grants Available for Faculty and PhD Students The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility is pleased to announce the availability of research grants for New School faculty and PhD students on topics relating to the intersections of mobility and race.  Joint proposals between faculty and PhD students will also be considered. Research projects could …

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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.

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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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 for those on the move. …

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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 the international refugee regime is …

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Manufacturing Landscapes: The Politics and Practices of the Jordan Refugee Compact

In March 2018, Zolberg Institute faculty led a research trip to Amman, Jordan to examine the implementation of the Jordan Compact. We are pleased to share the final report: Manufacturing Landscapes: The Politics and Practices of the Jordan Refugee Compact.  

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