Migration Events

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A Discussion of the Future of the OAS With Secretary General José Miguel Insulza

May 11, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Latin American Program
José Miguel Insulza of the OAS addressed the significance the Organization holds today, what topics it should address, and what reforms could be undertaken.

Immigration Reform's Hidden Challenge: Who Is Going to Care for the Baby Boomers?

April 06, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
As baby boomers start to hit retirement, two-thirds of the states report shortages of certified nursing assistants and 60 percent lack home health aides. Increasingly, health care workers are being recruited from outside the U.S. but run into the barrier of U.S. immigration policy. Leading experts discussed the challenge and potential solutions.

Ricardo Lagos, Former President of Chile

March 09, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Latin American Program
Former President Lagos commented on Latin American views of the United States and Obama administration policy and on the need for global cooperation and dialogue to solve issues such as climate change.

Rethinking Human Trafficking

March 01, 2010 // 7:00am2:45pm
Middle East Program
Denise Brennan, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and Associate Professor, Anthropology, Georgetown University; Elizabeth Bernstein, Assistant Professor, Women's Studies and Sociology, Barnard College; Florrie Burke, Consultant, Freedom Network USA; Peter Kwong, Professor, Asian American Studies and Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College; Professor, Sociology, Graduate Center of the City University of New York; Moderator: Sonya Michel, Director, United States Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center; Pardis Mahdavi, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Pomona College; Laura Agustín, Independent Scholar, London, United Kingdom; Rhacel Parreñas, Professor, American Civilization and Sociology, Brown University; Dina Haynes, Associate Professor of Law, New England School of Law; Moderator: Denise Brennan, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and Associate Professor, Anthropology, Georgetown University; Carole S. Vance, Associate Clinical Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health and Department of Anthropology, Columbia University; Sealing Cheng, Assistant Professor, Women's Studies, Wellesley College; Nicole Constable, Professor, Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh; Noy Thrupkaew, Fellow, Open Society Institute; Moderator: Pardis Mahdavi, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Pomona College
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The Jackson-Vanik Amendment and U.S.-Russian Relations

February 03, 2010 // 11:00am12:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The Jackson-Vanik amendment to the 1974 Trade Act denied permanent normal trading relations to non- market economies that restricted emigration rights, and remains in force today for several states, including Russia. At a 3 February 2010 event cosponsored by the Kennan Institute and the Wilson Center on the Hill program, three experts discussed the legacy of Jackson- Vanik, and how the United States can contribute to improving the human rights atmosphere in Russia without reverting to the dynamics of the Cold War.
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Foreign Policy Challenges in 2010: The Developing World

January 15, 2010 // 9:00am10:30am
Wilson Center on the Hill
In the first session of a two part series, Wilson Center experts discuss policy challenges surrounding the developing world, including migration, development policy, climate change, and conflict resolution.
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Traffic Jam: Gender, Labor, Migration and Trafficking in Dubai

October 09, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Pardis Mahdavi, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Pomona College
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The World's Cities: Mapping Urban Growth in Developing Countries

August 26, 2009 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The United Nations estimates that an additional 3 billion urban dwellers will be added to the world's population by 2050. Experts discuss land-use patterns and demographic research.
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A Climate of Conflict: Considerations for Climate Adaptation in Fragile States

June 10, 2009 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Negotiators responsible for international climate talks are scientists or diplomats, not development practitioners. But in low-income countries, climate change will primarily be a development issue, warns International Alert.
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Rebuilding Reproductive Health Systems in Post-Conflict Settings

May 20, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Countries affected by conflict often have high maternal mortality and morbidity rates. Experts discussed the need for evidence-based research for recovery and rebuilding of reproductive health systems in post-conflict settings.

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