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Migration Seminar Series

During each academic year, the Committee sponsors two seminar series on international migration: the Migration Seminar Series, held at MIT's Center for International Studies. The seminars explore factors affecting international population movements and their impact upon sending and receiving countries and relations among them. Further information is available in the Seminars section.

The Inter-University Committee
on International Migration

Since its establishment in 1974, the Inter-University Committee on International Migration has been a focal point for migration and refugee studies at member institutions, which include Boston University, Brandeis University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University, and Wellesley College. The committee is chaired by MIT as a program of the Center for International Studies (CIS).

Workshops and Conferences

The Committee organizes workshops and conferences on specific aspects of international migration. Selected papers from these and from the seminars are published by CIS in the Rosemarie Rogers Working Paper Series, named after the late founding member of the Inter-University Committee. 

The last workshop was the Workshop on the Economics of Forced Migration, December 8-10, 2005

Despite the recent flourish of interest in international migration, forced migration remains relatively neglected by economists. The intent of the workshop was therefore to assess the state of knowledge on economic aspects of forced migration, to help define an agenda for future work and research methods, and to promote wider interest in this set of issues among the economics community. Those invited included researchers and practitioners who have actively contributed to various aspects of the economics of forced migration, a wider set of economists with interests connected to international migration and development, and experts in forced migration more generally.


The Mellon MIT Inter University Program
on Non governmental Organizations
and Forced Migration

From 1997-2005 the Inter University Committee on International Migration, sponsored a competitive small grants program with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The program had two objectives:

1) To stimulate applied research and training on policy issues that are currently or potentially of concern to NGOs actively working in the field with refugees and the internally displaced;

2) To promote greater dialogue between these NGOs and academically based researchers at member institutions of the Inter University Committee. Further information is available in the Activities section.

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Stacy Heen with the management committee of the Caisse Villagoise d' Epargne et de Credit, in Foyet Cameroon.


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