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A conference to establish an interactive, policy-oriented network of U.S. and Eurasian immigration scholars.
Borders vs. Migration Agenda »
This conference will examine various groups of ethnic return migrants—diasporic peoples who return to their ancestral homelands after living outside their countries of ethnic origin for generations. Conference participants will compare the ethnopolitical reception of ethnic return migrants in different East Asian and European countries and its impact on their ethnic experiences. Diasporic return migration has often been enabled by extraterritorial citizenship and immigration policies of homeland governments based on imaginings of a broader ethnic nation beyond state borders that encompasses diasporic descendants abroad. Nonetheless, ethnic return migrants frequently receive an ambivalent reception in their homelands and are often marginalized …Read Full Post
A forum for UCSD undergraduates majoring in any discipline to present their senior thesis projects or other independent research addressing international migration and refugee issues to fellow students, faculty, and other researchers.Read Full Post
Academics and legal practitioners reviewed the erosion of immigrant and refugee rights caused by various national security measures implemented (and planned) by the U.S. government in the period since the September 11 terrorist attacks, including Patriot Acts I and II, the selective detention of Arab immigrants, increased border enforcement, and a Supreme Court ruling against due process for immigrants. Efforts to defend immigrants against such measures, as well as the future status of immigrant and refugee rights in the continuing “war on terrorism,” were discussed.Read Full Post
CCIS hosted an interdisciplinary conference on the international migration of women filling traditional women’s roles in the Pacific Rim region. The Pacific Rim region has witnessed considerable growth in female migration over the past several decades, particularly from less developed states such as the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia into more developed states such as Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the U.S., and Canada. Many of these female migrants become domestic workers, sex workers, and mail-order brides in the receiving states, providing housecleaning, child care, cooking, elderly care, and/or sexual services. That is, there is an apparent demand in more developed states …Read Full Post
Academics and the CEOs of credit unions discussed the utilization of credit unions for economic advancement by recent immigrants to the United States, including measures to facilitate and promote immigrant access and use.
New Americans and Credit Unions Agenda »
Scholars and non-academic professionals working with refugees addressed current themes in forced migration through a combination of theoretical and practical approaches. Topics included: the causes of refugee flows, their impact on receiving countries, implications for international security, and humanitarian responses.
Forced Migration, Global Security, and Humanitarian Assistance Agenda »
A multidisciplinary group of immigration specialists analyzed the extent to which immigrant labor has become “structurally embedded” in Japanese society because of various demographic and other socioeconomic processes. Given the permanence of immigrants in Japan, the project then examines local-level efforts to socially integrate them into Japanese society. The Japanese case will be placed in comparative perspective by analyzing similar issues in other “recent” countries of immigration (Korea, Spain, and Germany). The results of the project have been published as a CCIS anthology.
Reluctant Hosts Agenda »
Four CCIS Visiting Research Fellows discussed, questioned, and challenged the relationship between rights, residency, and migration from sociological, economic, and legal perspectives and compared policies of immigration and emigration in various international contexts in order to launch an ethical and practical inquiry into rights.Read Full Post
A forum for UCSD undergraduates majoring in any discipline to present their senior thesis projects or other independent research addressing international migration and refugee issues to fellow students, faculty, and other researchers.
Second Annual Undergraduate Research Conference Agenda »