At the invitation of MIT, Harvard, Penn and the Lebanese American University, Philippe Fargues, Director of the Migration Policy Centre, presented results of on-going research on migration in the Arab region and across the Mediterranean
25 March LAU: https://www.facebook.com/events/1410894092555192/
31 March MIT: http://web.mit.edu/cis/www/migration/seminars.html
In June 2014 the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the worldwide population of displaced people – meaning refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons (IDPs) – topped 50 million people for the first time since the Second World War. This overall rise is not, unfortunately, the only cause for concern. Changes in the composition and characteristics of the world’s displaced population are worrying as well.
by Cameron Thibos and Sara Bonfanti.
Migration is a critical issue for governments at all levels, and both sending and receiving societies. Participants of the 11th Migration Summer School will study, through a variety of disciplinary approaches, the challenges that migration poses for countries of origin and destination. In countries of origin, migration can bring development, through various forms of remittances, but it can also exacerbate already existing socio-economic inequalities. In countries of destination, host societies benefit from new sources of labour, but many find it difficult to ensure the full integration of immigrants and their descendants. In the European context in particular, a number of countries are currently struggling with how to modify citizenship laws that currently exclude European-born children of foreign parents.Read More