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Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration

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. The Committee also 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 another late founding member of the Inter-University Committee.

Fall 2015 Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, November 17

"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

Tuesday, September 29

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

Speaker: Loren Landau, Henry J. Leir Chair in Migration Studies based at The Fletcher School and the Feinstein International Centre, TUFTS University
Location: E40-496

Spring 2015 Seminar Schedule

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

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

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

Fall 2014 Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, December 2

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

Speaker: Louisa Reynolds
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, October 7

"African Migration"

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

Spring 2014 Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, April 15

"Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon: Current and Looming Problems"

Speaker:Jennifer Leaning, Harvard School of Public Health
Location: E51-095

Tuesday, February 4

"Seeking Harmony between the Formal and Informal: Integrating Migrant Remittances for Post-Conflict Development"

Speaker: John R. Harris and Daivi Rodima-Taylor, Boston University
Location: E40-464

Fall 2013 Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, October 22

"Making their Way -- Women Migrants in Southern Mozambique, 1945 - 1975"

Speaker: Jeanne Penvenne, Tufts History Department
Location: Pye Room (E40-496)

Tuesday, September 17

"Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement"

Speaker: Alexander Betts, University Lecturer in Refugee Studies and Forced Migration at the University of Oxford
Location: E40-464

Spring 2013 Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, February 5

"The Human Cost Towards India's Race for Development"

Speaker: Priyanka Borpujari, CIS Neuffer Fellow
Location: Pye Room (E40-496)

Fall 2012 Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, November 13

"Does Direct Democracy Hurt Immigrant Minorities? Evidence from Naturalization Decisions in Switzerland"

Speaker: Jens Hainmueller, MIT
Location: E40-496

Tuesday, October 23

"The Other Euro Crisis: Refugee Rights Violations and the Unraveling of EU Solidarity"

Speaker: Lillian Langford
Location: E51-275


  • Past Seminars: 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
  • In addition, each year, those who were awarded grants from the Mellon Inter-University Program on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) and Forced Migration present their work in a series of presentations open to the public.


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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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