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Monday, April 25, 2011

May 6, 2010 @6pm | The New School - Diasporas, Democracy and Development: How International Migration Impacts Sending States

"Diasporas, Democracy and Development: How International Migration Impacts Sending States"

May 6, 2011 | 6-8 PM
Kellen Auditorium | 65 5th Ave
The New School

Devesh Kapur, University of Pennsylvania
Yossi Shain, Georgetown and Tel Aviv Universities
Natasha Iskander, New York University

In this age of unprecedented migration attention is often focused on migrants after they arrive in their host countries. This event examines the impact of migration on the home countries of international migrants. What are the economic, social and political effects of emigration back home? How do "sending states" respond to the needs and demands of their diaspora? How are home and host countries becoming intertwined in new ways?

This panel of noted experts will draw from research in India, Mexico, Morocco, Israel and Armenia to explore new methods and frameworks for examining state-diaspora relations and the impact of transnational flows of people, money, networks and ideas in both home and host countries. Devesh Kapur is the author most recently of "Diaspora, Development, and Democracy: The Domestic Impact of International Migration from India" (Princeton University Press, 2010). Natasha Iskander is the author of "Creative State: Forty Years of Migration and Development Policy in Morocco and Mexico"
(Cornell University Press, 2010) and Yossi Shain's most recent book is "Kinship and Diasporas in International Affairs" (University of Michigan Press, 2007).

Please join us for this very special event co-sponsored by Global Studies and ICMEC and supported by the Ford Foundation and the New School Office of the Provost.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Global Studies Program
The New School
66 West 12th St., Suite 401
New York, NY 10011
(212) 229-8590

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