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Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration

During each academic year, the Committee sponsors a seminar series on international migration, held at MIT's Center for International Studies (CIS). In Fall 2005, the series was re-named "The Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration" in honor of the late founder of the Inter-University Committee and former Director of CIS. The seminars explore factors affecting international population movements and their impact upon sending and receiving countries and relations among them.

Spring 2016 Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, February 9

Title: "Migrantsí Rights in the UN Human Rights Committee"

Speaker: Gerald Neuman, Co-Director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School
Location: E40-496

Tuesday, March 15

Title: "Understanding the Impact of War and Displacement in Cities: an Information Approach for Urban Settings"

Speaker: Karen Jacobsen, Acting Director, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University
Location: E40-496

Tuesday, April 19

Panel Discussion: "Refugees and migrants: the current crisis in Greece and Europe"

Speakers: Jackie Bhabha, Professor of the Practice at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School
Katerina Sokou, Washington DC correspondent of Kathimerini Greek Daily Newspaper
Location: E40-496

Fall 2015 Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, September 29

Title: "Cash, Corn, and Coffins: Mobility, Remittances and Social Protection in Zimbabwe"

Speaker: Loren Landau, South African Research Chair in Mobility and the Politics of Difference, African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand
Location: E40-496

Tuesday, October 27

"Muslims in Europe: Transnational Integration Politics"

Speaker: Professor Riva Kastoryano, Sciences-Po, Paris
Location: E40-496

Tuesday, December 8

"Still Waiting for Tomorrow: The Law and Politics of Unresolved Refugee Crises' with particular emphasis on the refugees in the Middle East"

Speaker: Susan Akram, Director, International Human Rights Clinic, Boston University
Location: E40-496

Spring 2015 Seminar Schedule

Friday, March 6

"Theorizing International Migration: Towards a Unified Field of Study"

Speaker: Professor James F. Hollifield, Director of the Tower Center for Political Studies, SMU
Location: E40-496

Tuesday, March 31

"Dreaming Europe in the Wake of the Arab Revolts: Causes and Consequences of Migration from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe"

Speaker: Professor Philippe Fargues, Director of the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute
Location: E40-496

Tuesday, April 28

Title: "Migration, National Security, and New forms of Policing: Dubai and Abu Dhabi"

Speaker: Noora A. Lori,Assistant Professor of International Relations, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
Location: E40-464

Fall 2014 Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, October 7

"African Migration"

Speaker: Professor Robert Lucas of Boston University
Location: E40-464

Tuesday, November 4

"40th of the Inter-University Committee on International Migration (IUCIM)"

John R. Harris, Boston University
Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College
Michael Teitelbaum, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Kelly Greenhill, Tufts University
Location: Pye Room (E40-496)

Tuesday, December 2

"Conditions of violence in Central America and their effects on emigration from that Region"

Speaker: Louisa Reynolds
Location: E40-464


  • Past Seminars:Fall 2013/Spring 2014, Fall 2012/Spring 2013, Fall 2010, Spring 2010, Fall 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2008, Spring 2008, Fall 2007, Spring 2007, Spring 2006, Fall 2005, Spring 2005, Fall 2004, Spring 2004, Fall 2003, Spring 2003, Fall 2002, Spring 2002, Fall 2001, Spring 2001, Fall 2000, Spring 2000, Fall 1999

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    Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration @ MIT
    Center for International Studies
    1 Amherst Street, E40-400

    Cambridge, MA 02142

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