Sharing Lessons, Sharing Responsibility: Combating Human Trafficking
A discussion on Dutch, US, and international experiences in preventing human trafficking, with speakers Herman Bolhaar, Chair of the Dutch Public Prosecution Service; Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen, National Rapporteur for Human Trafficking in The Netherlands; Jane Nady Sigmon, Senior Advisor to the Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, US Department of State; Jack Blakey, Chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau, Cook County, Illinois State Attorney’s Office; and MPI President Demetrios Papademetriou.
April 25, 2013
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Listen to Audio
A Critical Juncture for Migration and Development: Swedish Leadership at a Turning Point for International Cooperation
Discussion with Tobias Billström, Swedish Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy; Jim Kolbe, Senior Transatlantic Fellow for the German Marshall Fund of the United States and former member, U.S. House pf Representatives; Suzanne Sheldon, Director of the Office of Population and International Migration, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, US Department of State; Lynn Shotwell, Executive Director, American Council on International Personnel; and Kathleen Newland, MPI Director, Migration and Development Program.
April 22, 2013
House of Sweden, Washington, DC
The Educational and Labor Market Trajectories of Young Adult Children of Immigrants in Europe and the United States
A book discussion with Maurice Crul, Professor of Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam; Jozef De Witte, Director, Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism; Michael Fix, Senior Vice President and Co-Director, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, MPI; and Elizabeth Collett, Director, MPI Europe.
April 9, 2013, Brussels
A Bleak Winter: Providing Needed Aid to Those Fleeing Conflict in Syria This joint Migration Policy Institute and International Rescue Committee (IRC) event offers insights from a delegation that visited Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey in November 2012. Commenting on findings from an IRC report on the Syrian humanitarian crisis are: George Rupp, President and Chief Executive Officer, IRC; Mort Abramowitz, former US Ambassador to Turkey, and IRC Overseer; and Fadi Al Khankan, Chair of the Humanitarian Aid Committee, Syrian Expatriates Organization. Kathleen Newland, Director of MPI’s Refugee Policy program, moderated the event.
January 14, 2013 Listen to Event Audio | Watch Event Video
Rethinking National Identity in the Age of Migration A discussion on the anti-immigrant political movement in both Europe and the United States and its implications for community cohesion and national identity, with Patrick Simon, Institut national d’études démographiques, Cas Mudde, University of Georgia; Charles Kamasaki, National Council of La Raza; Frank Sharry, America’s Voice; and moderated by MPI President Demetrios G. Papademetriou.
October 24, 2012 Listen to Audio |
MPI-IOM Bangkok Event: Breakfast Briefing on Regulating Private Recruitment in the Asia-Middle East Labour Migration Corridor
Paper launch and discussion with Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias, Regional Research Officer, IOM and Policy Analyst, MPI; Supang Chantavanich, Professor, Chulalongkorn University and Director, Asian Research Center for Migration; Jaewon Kim, Manager, Business for Social Responsibility; and Rabab Fatima, Regional Coordinator and Advisor for South Asia, IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Panelists discussed the Asian migrant worker experience in the Middle East and offered insights on migration issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region today.
August 30, 2012
US Secretary of State’s Global Diaspora Forum: Moving Forward by Giving Back
The second annual Global Diaspora Forum, hosted by the State Department and the US Agency for International Development, focused on how new technology can empower and increase diaspora philanthropy, volunteerism, social entrepreneurship, and innovation. MPI is the knowledge partner for the forum and a partner with the State Department and USAID on the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA).
July 25-26, 2012 Listen to Audio
MPI/IOM Panel Discussion and Asia-Pacific Launch of Developing a Road Map for Engaging Diasporas in Development A discussion with Dr. Noppawan Tanpipat, Vice President, National Science and Technology Development Agency; Frank Laczko, Head, Migration Research Division, IOM; Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias, Regional Research Officer, IOM, and Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute (MPI); and Kathleen Newland, Director of Migrants, Migration, and Development, Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
July 11, 2012 | Bangkok , Thailand Watch Video | Listen to Audio
MPI/IOM Briefing- Asian Labour Migrants and Humanitarian Crises: Lessons from Libya A discussion with Brian Kelly, Regional Emergency & Post Crisis Adviser, IOM, and Andrew Bruce, IOM Regional Director
July 17, 2012 | Bangkok , Thailand
Update on the 2012 Global Forum on Migration and Development A discussion with the current Chair of the Global Forum on Migration and Development and Financial Secretary of the Republic of Mauritius Ali Mansoor and MPI President Demetrios Papademetriou on the preparation of the 2012 GFMD summit, including an update on the possible ideas and projects presently contemplated that would fully integrate migration into the development framework, with a special focus on Africa.
June 22, 2012 Watch Video | Listen to Audio
MPI Europe - IOM Brussels Event - Engaging Diasporas in Europe for Development The Brussels MPI Europe-IOM event for the launch of an MPI/IOM handbook on Engaging Diasporas in Development and panel discussion with Eva Åkerman-Börje, Swedish Ambassador for the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD); Luigi Soreca, Head of International Affairs, Directorate-General for Home Affairs, European Commission; Frank Laczko, Head of Research and Publications, International Organization for Migration (IOM); Santo Deng, President, Board of the Diaspora Forum for Development; Dovelyn Agunias, Migration Policy Institute (MPI)-IOM policy and research analyst; and Kathleen Newland, Co-Founder and Director, Migrants, Migration, and Development Program Director, MPI.
June 20, 2012 Watch Video | Listen to Audio
Labour Migration from Colombo Process Countries The launch in Bangkok of an issue brief series on labor migration in Asia undertaken by IOM and MPI with speakers H.E. Phadermchai Sasomsub, Minister of Labo ur, Government of Thailand; H.E. Kazi Imtiaz Hossain, Ambassador, Government of Bangladesh; H.E. Linglingay Lacanlale, Ambassador, Government of the Philippines; Andrew Bruce, Regional Director, IOM; and Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias, IOM Regional Research Officer and MPI Policy Analyst.
May 14, 2012 Listen to Audio | View PowerPoint | Read the Issue Brief
Rethinking European Identity in the Age of Immigration A discussion in Brussels, upon the official launch of Migration Policy Institute Europe, to explore what is driving societal discontent in Europe, the role immigration plays in this, and why there is a growing perception that immigrant integration efforts are failing. Panelists are Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs; Charles Clarke, former UK Home Secretary and Member of MPI’s Transatlantic Council on Migration; Demetrios Papademetriou, President of MPI and MPI Europe; and Patrick Simon, Director of Research for Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques (INED). The event is moderated by Elizabeth Collett, Director, MPI Europe.
February 27, 2012 Watch Video | Listen to Podcast | Read Council Statement
Running in Circles: Progress and Challenges in Regulating Recruitment of Filipino and Sri Lankan Labor Migrants to Jordan Report release with MPI Policy Analyst and IOM Regional Research Officer Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias; His Excellency, Dr. Khleif Al Khawaldeh, Secretary General, Ministry of Labor in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Linda Al-Kalash, Human Rights Programs Manager, Tamkeen Center for Legal Aid; His Excellency Julius D. Torres, Ambassador, Embassy of the Philippines in Amman, Jordan; His Excellency A.W . Mohottala, Ambassador, Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Amman, Jordan; and Tauhid Pasha, Program Manager, International Organization for Migration.
July 28, 2011 at The University of Jordan - Amman, Jordan Read the report
Migration and the Great Recession: The Transatlantic Experience The release event for MPI’s book, Migration and the Great Recession: The Transatlantic Experience, which reviews how the financial and economic crisis of the late 2000s marked a sudden and dramatic interruption in international migration trends, and the effects of the economic turmoil on immigrant workers in major immigrant-receiving countries in Europe as well as the United States. What will be the legacy of the crisis for immigrant workers and their families in coming years? How have the impacts of the recession on immigrant workers themselves, and responses of publics and politicians, differed on both sides of the Atlantic? Speakers are: volume editors Demetrios Papademetriou, Madeleine Sumption, and Aaron Terrazas, of MPI; Chad Stone, Chief Economist, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; and Gallya Lahav, Associate Professor of Political Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
June 13, 2011 Watch Event Video | Order the Book | View US Powerpoint | View EU Powerpoint
Immigration and Competitiveness: Responding to Global Challenges in the EU and US
Showcasing joint research by MPI and the European University Institute and funded by the European Commission, this event featured discussion on some of the most promising reform proposals on both sides of the Atlantic. Speakers were: Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and former Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden; Antonio de Lecea, Principal Advisor for Economic and Financial Affairs, Delegation of the European Union to the United States; Pia Orrenius, Senior Economist, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; and Demetrios Papademetriou, MPI’s President and convener of the Transatlantic Council on Migration.
June 7, 2011 View the Powerpoint | Learn about the Project
Discussion on the Situation of Colombian Refugees in Panama and Ecuador
Representatives from a November 2010 trip to the region — Shaina Aber, Associate Advocacy Director for Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and Melanie Nezer, Senior Director for US Policy and Advocacy at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society — present the findings from their trip, along with Andrea Lari, Regional Director at Refugees International. The event will be moderated by Kathleen Newland, Director of MPI’s Migrants, Migration, and Development, and Refugee Policy Programs.
March 23, 2011 Watch Video | Listen to Event Audio
Giving Back to India: The Forms and Accomplishments of Indian-American Philanthropy The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Migration Policy Institute, and the Indian Council for Overseas Employment hosted a panel discussion with Mahinder Tak, Co- Chair of the Democratic National Committee's Indo-American Council; Pradeep Kashyap, Executive Director, American India Foundation; B.P. Agrawal, Executive Director, Sustainable Innovations Inc.; Mark Sidel, Professor of Law and Lauridsen Family Fellow at the University of Iowa, and Past President, International Society for Third Sector Research; and Sudhir Parikh, Philanthropist, Physician and Allergist in the United States, and Chairman and Publisher of Parikh Worldwide Media Inc, with a keynote address by A. Didar Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. This panel discussion was held in association with maximum INDIA - A festival of Indian arts and culture at the Kennedy Center.
March 19, 2011
Science and Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Building Bridges between India and the United States The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Migration Policy Institute, and the Indian Council for Overseas Employment hosted a panel discussion with Harvard Associate Professor K. "Vish" Viswanath; MIT Senior Associate Dean and Office of Educational Innovation and Technology Director M.S. Vijay Kumar; Centennial Group Global Knowledge and Innovation Practice Head Vinod K. Goel; and One Laptop per Child President and CEO Satish Jha; with a keynote given by Indian Ambassador to the United States Meera Shankar. This panel discussion was held in association with maximum INDIA - A festival of Indian arts and culture at the Kennedy Center.
March 18, 2011
Diasporas: New Partners in Global Development Policy
Book event with Thomás Debass, Regional Director of Global Partnership Initiatives, Office of the US Secretary of State; Kathleen Newland, Director of MPI’s Migrants, Migration, and Development Program; Pradeep Ramamurthy, Senior Director of Global Engagement at the National Security Council; and Karen D. Turner, Director, Office of Development Partners, US Agency for International Development.
November 30, 2010 Watch Video
7th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference
The conference, co-sponsored by Georgetown Law, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and the Migration Policy Institute, focused immigration and refugee law and policy. Panels included: Current Topics in Immigration Law and Policy; Reforming the U.S. Immigration Court System; Humanitarian Relief, Access to Protection, and U.S. Asylum Policies; and Enforcement of Immigration Law. Eric P. Schwartz, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State spoke on US policy on international migration.
June 24, 2010
Georgetown University Law Center View Video | Read Assistant Secretary Schwartz's remarks
Migration and Occupational Health: Shining a Light on the Problem
Discussion with Deborah Berkowitz, Chief of Staff, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, US Department of Labor; John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Marc Schenker, Director, Migration and Health Research Center, University of California, Davis; Bruce Goldstein, Executive Director, Farmworker Justice; and Xochitl Castañeda, Director, Health Initiative of the Americas, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. Moderated by Michael Fix, Senior Vice President and Director of Studies.
June 14, 2010 View Powerpoint
Discussion on Possible Solutions for Refugees and IDPs
Breakfast briefing with T. Alexander Aleinikoff, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees; Demetrios G. Papademetriou, MPI President; and Kathleen Newland, MPI Director of the Migrants, Migration, and Development, and Refugee Policy Programs.
June 9, 2010
Migration's Middlemen: Regulating Recruitment Agencies in the Philippines-UAE Corridor
MPI report release with report author Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias, MPI Policy Analyst; Luzviminda Padilla, Labor Attaché, Philippines Embassy in Washington; Jeni Klugman, Director, Human Development Report Office, United Nations Development Program (TBC); and Kathleen Newland, MPI Director of the Migrants, Migration, and Development, and Refugee Policy Programs.
June 3, 2010 Listen/Download Event Audio | View Powerpoint
Promoting Success on Both Sides of the Border: Binational Approaches to US Immigrant Integration
A discussion and report release with Ambassador Carlos García de Alba, Executive Director, Institute for Mexicans Abroad; and MPI's Laureen Laglagaron, Kathleen Newland, Aaron Terrazas, and Michael Fix.
January 28, 2010 Read Report | Listen/Download Event Audio
Powerpoints: Laglagaron/Terrazas | García de Alba
The Politics of Citizenship in Europe in an Era of Integration Challenges
A book discussion with Marc Morjé Howard, Associate Professor of Government, Georgetown University, and Demetrios G. Papademetriou, MPI President.
January 12, 2010 Listen/Download Event Audio | View Powerpoint
Talent, Competitiveness, and Migration
Book release and discussion with Demetrios G.
Papademetriou, MPI President; Michael S. Teitelbaum,
Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; Carl Haub,
Senior Demographer and Conrad Taeuber Chair of Public
Information, Population Reference Bureau; and Joseph J.
Minarik, Senior Vice President and Director of Research,
Committee for Economic Development.
October 28, 2009 Purchase Book
View Powerpoints: Papademetriou | Teitelbaum | Haub
Paper Citizens - A Book Discussion on the Illicit
Market for Citizenship in the Developing World
Discussion with book author Dr. Kamal Sadiq, Assistant Professor
of Political Science at the University of California at Irvine,
and Susan Ginsburg, MPI Director of the Mobility and
October 1, 2009
Closing the Distance: How Governments Can Strengthen Ties with Their Diasporas
Book release with Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias, MPI Associate Policy Analyst; Richard Cambridge, World Bank African Diaspora Program Adviser; Carlos González Gutiérrez, Consul General of
Mexico in Sacramento; and Kathleen Newland, MPI Director of the Migrants, Migration, and Development Program.
September 22, 2009 Purchase book (US) | Purchase book (International) | View Powerpoint
Discussion with Khaled Hosseini, Author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and UN High Commissioner for Refugees US Envoy
September 17, 2009
6th Annual Immigration Law & Policy Conference
This conference offered law and policy analysis and discussion on cutting-edge immigration issues. Panel discussion topics included Bringing Immigration
Policymaking into the 21st Century, Prospects for Immigration Reform: What to Expect from Washington?, and Communities Laying the Groundwork for Immigration
Reform and Beyond. Speakers included: Senate Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Charles Schumer and Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement
John Morton. Co-sponsored by MPI, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and Georgetown University Law Center.
June 24, 2009
9:00 am - 5:00 pm View Agenda | Watch Video | View Powerpoint
Current Migration Trends from Mexico: What Are the Impacts of the Economic Crisis and the US Enforcement Strategy?
Briefing by Wayne A. Cornelius, Director, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC-San Diego; and Center research team; with Doris
Meissner, Senior Fellow and Director of the US Immigration Policy Program, MPI.
June 8, 2009
View Powerpoint: Part I | Part 2
MPI Symposium on Citizenship
Discussion on citizenship with leading citizenship experts and key policymakers, including top government officials from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
May 15, 2009 View Agenda | Watch Video
Labor Markets and Immigration
Briefing and policy paper release with Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow and Director of the US Immigration Policy Program, MPI; Demetrios G. Papademetriou, President, MPI;
Tamar Jacoby, President of ImmigrationWorks USA; and Frank Sharry, Founder and Executive Director of America's Voice.
May 13, 2009 Download Report
Immigration and the Current Economic Crisis
Briefing and report release with Demetrios Papademetriou, MPI President; Michael Fix, Senior Vice President, MPI; Margie McHugh, Co-Director, MPI National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy; and Dilip Ratha, Senior Economist, World Bank.
January 14, 2009 Download Report
View Powerpoints: McHugh | Papademetriou
Finding and Using the Best Immigration Data Resources: A Seminar on Immigration Statistics
Data seminar with Elizabeth Grieco, Chief, Immigration Statistics, US Census Bureau; Mark Mather, Associate Vice President, Domestic Programs, Population Reference Bureau; Jeffrey Passel, Senior Research Associate, Pew Hispanic Center; Audrey Singer, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; and moderated by Jeanne Batalova, MPI Policy Analyst and Data Manager.
October 16, 2008 Download Guide
View Powerpoints: Grieco | Mather | Singer | Passel
Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities
Book discussion with Marie Price and Lisa Benton-Short, book editors and Associate Professors at George Washington University, and Demetrios G. Papademetriou, MPI President.
July 15, 2008 View Powerpoint
5th Annual Immigration Law & Policy Conference
This conference offered law and policy analysis and discussion on cutting-edge immigration issues. Co-sponsored by MPI, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC),
and Georgetown University Law Center.
May 20, 2008 Watch Video
Ex Mex: From Migrants to Immigrants
Book discussion with Jorge G. Castañeda, Mexico's Foreign Minister from 2000-2003 and author of Ex-Mex; Peter Hakim, Inter-American Dialogue; and Doris Meissner, MPI.
May 15, 2008
Part of Our Community: A Policy Discussion on Creating and Maintaining a Sense of Belonging
Briefing with Geoff Mulgan, Director of the Young Foundation, and Demetrios G. Papademetriou, MPI President.
May 5, 2008 Read Event Summary
Integration in Europe: Perspectives Shared from the Viewpoint of the "Integrated"
Discussion on the challenges and opportunities experienced by Europe's African-origin population. Speakers include Joe Frans, Vice Chairman of the United Nations Working Group on People of African
Descent; Dr. Philomena Essed, Professor at Antioch University; Gary Younge, Columnist for the Guardian; and moderated by Demetrios G. Papademetriou, President, MPI.
April 29, 2008
Challenges and Opportunities: The Role and Work of the ICRC in the Middle East
Briefing with Beatrice Megevand-Roggo, Head of Operations for Middle East and North Africa, ICRC;, and Kathleen Newland, Director of Migrants, Migration, and Development and Refugee Policy Programs, MPI.
April 17, 2008
The Iraqi Refugee Crisis: Law, Policy, and Practice
The Second Annual Matthew J. Ryan Forum on Law and Public Policy
Organized by Villanova University School of Law, and co-sponsored by MPI, Catholic Relief Services, Holland + Knight LLP, and Proskauer Rose LLP.
April 4, 2008 Watch Video
The Migrant Project: Contemporary California Farm Workers and Celebration of César Chávez Day
Discussion with Irasema Garza, Working America, AFL-CIO; Bruce Goldstein, Farmworker Justice; Rick Nahmias, The Migrant Project; and Demetrios G. Papademetriou, MPI President. Followed by presentation of the photo exhibit and a reception.
Co-sponsored by MPI, Mexico Cultural Institute, Embassy of Mexico, Farmworker Justice, and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.
March 31, 2008
Policies to Manage Migration
Briefing with Georges Lemaitre, International Migration Specialist, OECD Directorate for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs and Demetrios G. Papademetriou, MPI President.
February 7, 2008 View Powerpoint
Citizenship in Britain and the United States
Briefing with Lord Peter Goldsmith QC, the former Attorney General of Britain; T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Executive Vice President of Law Center Affairs and Dean of the Law Center, Georgetown University;
Alfonso Aguilar, Chief of the Office of Citizenship, US Citizenship and Immigration Services; Matthew Spalding, Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies, The Heritage Foundation; and Demetrios Papademetriou, MPI President.
February 4, 2008 Read Event Summary
A Snapshot of Iraqi Refugees and IDPs: Current Dangers and Responses
Briefing with Andrew Harper, Coordinator for the Iraq operation, UNHCR.
January 30, 2008
The Global Race for Talent
Briefing with Martin Davidson, Chief Executive, the British Council; Angelos Pangratis, Deputy Ambassador, the European Union's Delegation to the United States; John Burgess, Deputy Foreign Editor, The Washington Post; and Demetrios G. Papademetriou, MPI President.
December 11, 2007 Read Event Summary
UNHCR in Iraq and Afghanistan, 2007
Briefing with Judy Cheng Hopkins, Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, UNHCR; and Kathleen Newland, Director of the Migrants, Migration, and Development, and Refugee Policy Programs, MPI.
September 18, 2007
UNHCR Leaders Discuss Developments in Sudan and Chad
Briefing with Serge Male, UNHCR Representative to Chad, and Chrysantus Ache, UNHCR Representative to Sudan.
July 18, 2007
The Fourth Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference
Keynote by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, US House of Representatives. Co-sponsored by MPI, Georgetown University Law Center, and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC).
April 24, 2007 Read Event Summary
The New Age of Mobility: Managing Migration Locally, Nationally, and Internationally
MPI's Five-Year Anniversary Event.
March 21, 2007 View Agenda