The Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity in New Immigrant Destinations

The Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity in New Immigrant Destinations

October 11-12, 2013

Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Full Program:

Sponsored by the Trinity Political Science Department with the support of the Albert L. E. Gastmann Fund in International Organizations and Programs, Center for Urban and Global Studies, and Cesare Barbieri Endowment.

Description: The transatlantic conference will convene approximately 20 American and European scholars who will address the major challenges and opportunities posed by the increasing dispersion of immigrants to new destinations – i.e., countries, regions, and cities in the United States and Europe – that until relatively recently have not been home to immigrants for at least a century. Such destinations often lack a pre-existing infrastructure to support immigrant integration, thus raising questions about how governments are responding and how well immigrants are currently being incorporated. The conference will be divided into three pairs of panels, each with a consecutive U.S. and European session, followed by a joint roundtable discussion, and it will be organized around the following themes:

• Political Incorporation of Immigrants in New Destinations

• Integration Policies amidst Immigrant Dispersion

• Migration to Regions of Historical Ethnic/Racial Conflict

Although seating is limited, those who wish to attend the conference should contact Ms. Mary Beth White at as soon as possible. A $100 registration fee to cover meals and administrative expenses will be assessed to all non-conference participants.


More Posts

Migration, Displacement and Citizenship in an Urban World

More than ever, the city is the locus of human mobility. The majority of the world’s migrants and forcibly displaced live in urban areas. Migration continues to be a fundamental process to the development and growth of cities.  The role of cities in shaping mobility and that of migrants in shaping cities have been increasingly

Read More »

Sanctuary Says

Citation: Migration and Society: Advances in Research 4 (2021): 16-18 © The Authors doi:10.3167/arms.2021.040103 Download the pdf Abstract: In 2018, the New School Working Group on Expanded Sanctuary collaboratively organized a series of workshops in New York to reflect on the question of sanctuary as a conceptual and practical starting point for cross-coalitional politics, including

Read More »

Sanctuary in Countries of Origin: A Transnational Perspective

Author: Alexandra Délano Alonso  Citation: Migration and Society: Advances in Research 4 (2021): 84–98 © The Authors doi:10.3167/arms.2021.040109 Download the pdf Abstract: While current interpretations of sanctuary are most often associated with practices to protect, support, and accompany migrants with precarious status in countries of destination in the Global North, debates around the concept

Read More »

The True Story of Two Guatemalan Asylum Seekers at Our Border: A saga of dispossession, past and present

Photo Credit: David Peinado Romero/Shutterstock I met Francisco Chávez and Gaspar Cobo through a colleague and advocate for migrants’ and refugees’ human rights who works in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The two of them had fled Guatemala in June 2019. Travelling with a larger group of Central Americans going north, it took them twenty days to

Read More »
Scroll to Top