The Center for Migration Studies of New York 2016 Annual Academic & Policy Symposium

The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) announces its annual academic and policy symposium on October 26, 2016 from 9:00am to 5:00pmat the law offices of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP (1 New York Plaza, New York, NY).

With the presidential election imminent, CMS is devoting this event to a global, comparative and forward-looking analysis of US immigration law and policy. The event will include panel and keynote discussions on:

  • Immigrant integration trajectories in the United States and Europe, and their implications for US policy development.
  • Analysis of the factors driving migration to the United States and how a reformed US immigration policy might anticipate and respond to these conditions.
  • Revisiting past blue ribbon commissions on immigration: their assumptions, findings and recommendations, and what has changed in the interim.
  • Addressing the substance of legislation and executive action for a 21st century immigration policy
  • Prospects for immigration reform:  a discussion of the opportunities and challenges ahead

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • Susan Martin, Donald G. Herzberg Professor Emeritus of International Migration, Georgetown University
  • Douglas Gurak, Editor of the International Migration Review, Center for Migration Studies of New York
  • Kevin Appleby, Senior Director of International Migration Policy, Center for Migration Studies of New York

…and many others soon to be announced.

To register, visit http://bit.ly/2016CMSSymposium. The conference fee of $50 includes a breakfast, lunch and coffee/refreshments throughout the conference. However, discounts or fee waivers are available for qualifying registrants/organizations showing financial need. To apply, please contact cms@cmsny.org.

More information at http://cmsny.org/event/2016-annual-academic-policy-symposium/.

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