Conferences

CCIS has organized and hosted 24 research conferences, workshops, and graduate student training institutes. Most of these events have resulted in important publications, including three books published by Stanford University Press. In addition, CCIS has hosted more than 65 briefings for academic and non-academic groups, conducted by the Center’s academic staff.


Population, Integration and Law: Implications for Immigration Policy
March 28, 2010

Population, Integration and Law: Implications for Immigration Policy
Monday-Tuesday, March 29-30, 2010
Catamaran Resort, San Diego, California
With the support of the German Marshall Fund TEAMS, UCB European Union Center of Excellence, UCSD Center for Comparative Immigration Studies
The purpose of this seminar is to explore the implications of population, economics, and integration impacts on immigration policies in the US and EU.
Monday, March 29, 2010
8:30am Welcome and Introductions
Philip Martin and Kay Hailbronner
8:45 Recent immigration patterns and their implications for policy
Jeff Passel, Pew Hispanic Center and David Coleman, Oxford
Comments: Michael Teitelbaum
10:30 Economic Impacts of Migration
Giovanni Peri, UCD, Pia Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of …

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University of California International Migration Conference
March 12, 2010

Introduction and Panel 1. Ethnicity and the Politics of Immigration
Panel 2. Assimilation and Transnationalism
Panel 3. Immigration and the Welfare State
Panel 4. Immigration Law and Control

On March 12, 2010, CCIS will host a University of California-wide conference on international migration. Panels are listed below.
If you are interested in attending the conference, please contact Ana Minvielle, aminvielle@ucsd.edu.
The conference will be held in the Deutz Conference Room of the Institute of the Americas. For directions, please visit the IOA website.
Sponsored by CCIS, The Gifford Center for Population Studies at UC Davis, the Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy at …

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Race, Immigration and the Law of the Workplace: 21st Century Challenges
February 26, 2010

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The objective of this conference, which will take place on February 26 and 27, 2010 at Princeton, is to bring together scholars engaging in the intersections of law, immigration, race and the workplace. Mass immigration has had a huge impact on labor, on citizenship, on understandings of race and ethnicity, and on American politics. The law has been evolving as well. We will bring together a group of social scientists and legal scholars in these areas to create a dialog among those whose interests intersect but for professional reasons rarely interact. This conference is …

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Migration Across the Disciplines: A Symposium on How the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Study Population Movements
April 23, 2009

This conference was made possible through the generous support of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, the Dean of Social Sciences, California Cultures in Comparative Perspective, the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS), and the following departments: Anthropology; Ethnic Studies; History; Literature, and Visual Arts.
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Research Workshop on Migration and Health
October 14, 2008

This workshop brought together researchers from various campuses of the University of California as well as universities throughout the country. It formed the basis for a Center of Excellence being proposed for the upcoming UC School of Global Health.
Research Workshop on Migration and Health Agenda »
Research Workshop on Migration and Health Report  »

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State and Local Immigration Policy in the U.S.: An Interdisciplinary Workshop
May 08, 2008

A conference bringing together social scientists and legal scholars to document and explain the rising incidence of immigration policy activism among state and local governments in the United States.
State and Local Immigration Policy in the U.S.: An Interdisciplinary Workshop Agenda »
State and Local Immigration Policy in the U.S.: An Interdisciplinary Workshop Report »

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Borders vs. Migration: The Cases of U.S.-Mexico and Russia-Asia
January 30, 2007

A conference to establish an interactive, policy-oriented network of U.S. and Eurasian immigration scholars.
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Diasporic Homecomings: Ethnic Return Migrants in Comparative Perspective
May 21, 2005

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 …

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Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
May 04, 2004

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.

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Rolling Back Immigrant Rights in the United States: The Aftermath of 9/11
November 04, 2003

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.

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