The conference will bring together leading specialists from Africa, Europe, and Central and North America to discuss how new migrant communities are transforming cities around the world. The Kennan Institute will also share its most recent research on Moscow and Kyiv as major migrant recipient centers. Several recent CUSP programs have examined the dynamic relationship between migration and urbanization, exploring how migrants are shaping the cities where they live and in turn, how urban life is transforming migrant groups. One goal of the conference is to use a comparative research approach to further the current understanding of migration.

Pep Subiros, Author and Philosopher, Barcelona, Spain; Loren Landau, Director, Forced Migration Studies Programme, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; J. Walter Tejada, Chairman, Arlington County Board; Manuel Angel Castillo Garcia, Profesor-Investigador, El Colegio de México; Patricia Landolt, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto; Cynthia Buckley, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin; Oxana Shevel, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Tufts University; Davlat Khudonazarov, Senior Research Fellow, Russian Academy of Sciences; Timothy Heleniak, Faculty Research Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Maryland; Yaroslav Pylynskyi, Director, Kennan Kyiv Project, Ukraine; Olga Vendina, Geographer, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; Mikhail Alexseev, Associate Professor of Political Science, San Diego State University; Caroline Brettell, Interim Dean of Dedman College and Professor of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University; Michael Jones-Correa, Professor of Government, Cornell University

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center at the Ronald Reagan Building: 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW ("Federal Triangle" stop on Blue/Orange Line), 5th Floor Conference Room. A map to the Center is available here.

Note: Due to heightened security, entrance to the building will be restricted and photo identification is required. Please allow additional time to pass through security.

If you are interested, but unable to attend the event, please tune into the live (beginning at 11:00 a.m.) or archived webcast at