Blair Ruble, Director, Kennan Institution at the Woodrow Wilson Center


As immigration grows worldwide, a new set of cities is finding the local, social and political landscape changed by new residents from distant homelands. These new "gateway cities" are undergoing profound change as the new arrivals alter the circumstances they find and provide the incentives for a future social creativity in decades to come. Blair Ruble examines this new multiculturalism in the cities of Montreal, Washington and Kyiv.