Center for Comparative Immigration Studies
February 28 – March 1, 2014
Yale Law School, Room 129
Fifty years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and with Bruce Ackerman’s We The People: The Civil Rights Revoltion (2014) as a focal point, leading scholars will gather to consider the status of the civil rights revolution in American law.
A full schedule and more information will be available at www.yalelawjournal.org/symposium
Thursday, February 20
1PM in The Great Hall
“Current State of Deportation Research on the U.S.-Mexico Border”
Thursday, February 27
12PM in The Great Hall
“Lessons Learned in Research with Vulnerable Populations”
Tuesday, March 4
11AM in The Great Hall
Fifth Annual University of California Conference on International Migration:
Immigrant Integration in Comparative Perspective
January 31 – February 1, 2014
Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC San Diego
To be held at the Great Hall
Co-sponsored by the Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy (UC Irvine) & Program on International Migration (UCLA)
With the participation of the Gifford Center for Population Studies (UC Davis) and Division of Social Sciences (UC Santa Cruz)
For several years, policymakers in Washington, academic and other experts, and industry leaders have emphasized the importance of the so-called “STEM” fields—science, technology, engineering and math—for economic growth, national competitiveness and security, and job creation. Yet we still know little about how this crucial sector of the economy works, and in particular, why industry demands ever more foreign workers even as many US workers are leaving this vibrant sector, and how US workers keep their skill sets current in the face of continual change. Most broadly, we need to understand what STEM actually means. It is a term that is used widely, and even forms the basis of legislation, yet it resists a clear definition.
These are some major conclusions from a workshop held at the University of California-San Diego on July 12 and 13, 2013. The workshop, sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, brought together academic specialists from fields as diverse as economics, education, management, public policy, and sociology to meet with industry leaders representing biotech, finance, software, telecommunications, and tech journalism, for a results-oriented and wide-ranging discussion of these important issues. Several key conclusions, as well as related readings by workshop participants, are included.
Download here: CCIS.BuildingTheInnovationEconomy
Book discussion to be held on Monday, October 22nd in ERC 115 at 12:00 pm
The Politics of Trafficking: The First International Movement to Combat the Sexual Exploitation of Women
Sex trafficking is not a recent phenomenon. Over 100 years ago, the first international traffic in women for prostitution emerged, prompting a worldwide effort to combat it. The Politics of Trafficking provides a unique look at the history of that first anti-trafficking movement, illuminating the role gender, sexuality, and national interests play in international politics.
Initially conceived as a global humanitarian effort to protect women from sexual exploitation, the movement’s feminist-inspired vision failed to achieve its universal goal and gradually gave way to nationalist concerns over “undesirable” migrants and state control over women themselves. Addressing an issue that is still of great concern today, this book sheds light on the ability of international non-governmental organizations to challenge state power, the motivations for state involvement in humanitarian issues pertaining to women, and the importance of gender and sexuality to state officials engaged in nation building.
Stephanie A. Limoncelli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Loyola Marymount University and a former Research Associate at the International Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles.