2020

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 …

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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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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.

A Need for Control? Political Trust and Public Preferences for Asylum – 3/4/2020

Discussion with Dr. Martin Ruhs, Chair in Migration Studies and Deputy Director of the Migration Policy Centre  at the European University Institute.Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6:00PM to 7:30PM (EST)Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, I 202, Arnold Hall55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011 Europeans want to protect refugees, but they prefer a policy approach that sets limits and conditions. This …

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The Shifting Border: Dialogue with Ayelet Schacher – 3/24/2020

Ayelet Shacher is Professor of Law, Political Science, and Global Affairs at Toronto University. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 6:00PM to 7:30PM (EDT)Starr Foundation Hall, U L102, University Center63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011 We tend to think of a border as a static line, but recent bordering techniques have broken away from the map, as governments have developed legal tools to …

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