Presentations by CCIS Scholars
Building the Innovation Economy? The Challenges of Defining, Creating and Maintaining the STEM Workforce:
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 …
The 16th Annual International Metropolis Conference will take place in the Azores Islands, September 12-16, 2011. Kathryn Kopinak (Senior Fellow), Rosa Soriano (former Visiting Fellow), Antonio Trinidad, and Jenna Hennebry will present in a panel titled “Exporting Goods, exporting workers? A comparative study of labour migration and export processing zones in Mexico and Morocco”.
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Introduction and Panel 1. Europe
Panel 2. North America
Panel 3. Asia
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UC San Diego. May 20, 2011.
The Weaver Conference Center.
How do liberal states make immigrants into nationals? For some observers, a postnational future beckons in which universal rights of personhood strip national identity of its relevance for claiming the rights of citizenship. According to others, transnational migrants can pick and choose their affiliations to multiple polities. For still others, differences between liberal states are becoming obsolete either because official multiculturalism renders the idea of national core cultures illegitimate or the universalistic qualities of liberalism strips states of their …Read Full Post
The Brussels Forum is an annual meeting of North American and European political, corporate and intellectual leaders to discuss current problems facing both regions. John Skrentny will be presenting on a panel exploring opportunities and dilemmas related to skilled migration to Europe.
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John Skrentny presents research at the “Workshop on Comparative Policy Responses to Demographic Change in East Asia: Defining a Research Agenda” at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University.
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John Skrentny presents research at the panel “Does Race-Consciousness Affect Diversity?” at the Association of American Law Schools 2011 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Other panelists included Richard T. Ford (Stanford Law School), Ann Morning (Sociology, NYU), Angela I. Onwuachi-Willig (University of Iowa College of Law), Camille Gear Rich (University of Southern California Gould School of Law), and Tristin K. Green (moderator, University of San Francisco School of Law).Read Full Post
John Skrentny and Micah Gell-Redman present their paper, “Obama’s Immigration Reform and the Dynamics of Statutory Entrenchment,” at the Republic of Statutes Conference at Yale Law School, December 10-11, 2010.Read Full Post
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida
November 18 2010, 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The conference will include two roundtables, the first offering a macro analysis of immigration-related enforcement policies at the national level, the second focused on the experiences of communities throughout the country, where 287 (g) agreements and the Secure Communities program have been implemented. Speakers will include: Maria Hinojosa, senior correspondent, NOW on PBS; David Venturella, executive director, Secure Communities, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Don Kerwin, Vice President for Programs, Migration Policy Institute; Jen Smyers, Associate for Immigration and Refugee …
CCIS Associate Director David FitzGerald will be featured twice at the Social Science History Association‘s annual conference. On Saturday, November 14, FitzGerald’s newest book, A Nation of Emigrants: How Mexico Manages its Migration is being discussed in an Author Meets Critics session. Later that afternoon, FitzGerald will present in the session titled “Law and Policies for Migrants and Refugees” with other scholars including David Cook Martin, Simon Wegge, and Craig Bailey.Read Full Post
On October 27, CCIS Associate Director David FitzGerald will speak at the International Institute which is located at the University of Michigan. His Lecture is titled “Citizenship à la Carte: Emigration and the Sovereign State”. What follows is the blurb featured on the International Institute’s website:
[Professor FitzGerald] is coming to the University of Michigan to discuss, “Citizenship à la Carte: Emigration and the Sovereign State” – People, goods, and ideas are on the move across international borders. Many scholars surveying the speed and volume of these movements have argued that a new era of globalization is eroding the sovereignty of …