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Seminar: Istanbul-Cancún-San Diego. Investigating the ongoing migrations from Turkey to the United States

Date & Time: Friday, February 16, 2024, 12pm-1:30pm
Presenters: Chiara Maritato is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society,
                     University of Turin
                     Erika Pinheiro, Executive Director, Al Otro Lado
                     Nicoló Filippo Rosso, Italian Documentary Photographer
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Seminar: Maya and Ladino/a/x Guatemalan Labor Migrations: Intersections between Indigenous and Latinx Material Conditions in Southern California

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Presenter: Julio Orellana, 2023-2025 University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Santa Barbara
This is an In-person event
Location: Social Sciences Public Engagement Building, Room PEB721

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Seminar: Suspended Lives: Navigating Everyday Violence in the US Asylum System

Date & Time: Friday, February 2, 2024, 12pm-1:30pm
Author: Bridget M. Haas, Visiting Assistant Professor,  Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University
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Seminar: Detention Empire

Date & Time: Friday, January 19, 2024, 12pm-1:30pm
Author: Tina Shull, Associate Professor and Director of Public History, UNC Charlotte
Ingrid Eagly, Professor, UCLA Law
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Seminar: Crossing the Darien Gap

Date & Time: Friday, December 8, 2023, 12pm-1:30pm 
Presenters: Julie Turkewitz and Federico Rios, New York Times reporter/photographer
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Seminar: One Quarter of the Nation: Immigration and the Transformation of America

Date & Time: Friday, November 17, 2023, 12pm-1:30pm 
Author: Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York
Discussant: Suzanne Model

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Seminar: European Union Border Policy: Similarities with and Differences to the US

Date & Time: Friday, November 3, 2023, 12pm-1:30pm 
Presenters: Daniel Thym, Professor, University of Konstanz, Germany
                     CCIS Visiting Scholar, UC San Diego

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Seminar: Streets of Gold: America's Untold Story of Immigrant Success

Date & Time: Thursday, October 12, 2023  2pm Start Time
Author: Leah Boustan, Professor, Economics, Princeton University and Director of the Industrial Relations Section
This was a In-person event onlyHosted by the Global Economy Workshop and Co-sponsored by CCIS
Location: GPS 3106

Seminar: Banished Men: How Migrants Endure the Violence of Deportation

Date & Time: Thursday, October 5, 2023, 5:30pm-7pm
Presenters: Abigail Andrews, Associate Professor, UC San Diego
                                                    Director of the Mexican Migration Field Research Program, UC San Diego
                    Mexican Migration Field Research Program Participants, UC San Diego
This was a In-person event. 
Location: Social Sciences Public Engagement Building, Room PEB721

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Seminar: Migrations and Emotions: A Three-Dimensional Analytical Approach

Date: June 5, 2023  9:00am-10:30am
Presenter: Eva Sotomayor, Professor, University of Jaén (Department of Psychology- Area of Social Work), CCIS Visiting Scholar
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Seminar: The Migration-Development Regime: How Class Shapes Indian Emigration

Friday, June 2, 2023  12:00pm-1:30pm
Author: Rina Agarwala, Associate Professor, Sociology, John Hopkins University
Rohan Advani
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Seminar: Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigrant Success

Date: May 19, 2023
Author: Leah Boustan, Professor, Economics, Princeton University and Director of the Industrial Relations Section.
Discussant: Claude S. Fischer, Professor, Sociology, UC Berkeley
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Seminar: Standoff Politics and Carcerality at Sea: Criminalizing Solidarity in the Central Mediterranean

Monday, May 8, 2023
Presenter: Michael Gordon is a Research Associate at the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) at Wilfrid Laurier
Visiting Scholar, The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC San Diego
This will be an In-person event only
Location: ERC Admin Bldg South - Conference Room 115
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Conference (2 days): Sociology of Migration: In Honor of Roger Waldinger

Friday, May 5, 2023  8am-5:30pm   Saturday, May 6, 2023  8am-12pm
Presenters: Click on the Event Flyer Link for details
This will be a Hybrid In-person and Zoom event
Structural & Materials Engineering Building, Conference Room SME 248
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Seminar: Why States Restrict Refugee Rights: A Cross-Country Comparison of Refugee and Asylum Policies

Monday, April 24, 2023
Presenter: Hirotaka Fujibayashi, PhD candidate in International Relations and Political Science, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, Switzerland
Visiting Graduate Student, The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC San Diego
This will be now be a Hybrid event. 
Location: ERC Admin Bldg South - Conference Room 115
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Seminar: The Making of a Crisis: Migration and Polarisation in the French Media

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Presenter: Michelle Reddy, Assistant Adjunct Professor and Program Director for the Master in Development Practice (MDP) program, UC Berkeley
This will be now be a Hybrid event.
Location: ERC Admin Bldg South - Conference Room 115
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Seminar: Expanded refugee protection for some: Understanding the application patterns of the Cartagena refugee definition in Mexico

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Presenter: Luisa Feline Freier,  Associate Professor of  Political Sciences and IDRC Research Chair on Migration and Forced Displacement in Latin America and the Caribbean at the Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru)
This will be an In-person event only
Location: ERC Admin Bldg South - Conference Room 115
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Seminar: Women Who Leave and the Men They Leave Behind: The Gendering of Migration and Mobility from Vietnam

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Presenter: Phung N. Su, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociology, UC San Diego
This will be an In-person event only
Location: ERC Admin Bldg South - Conference Room 115
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Seminar: The Others: Race, Regulations, and Corruption in Mexico's Migration and Naturalization Policies, 1900–1950

Friday, March 3, 2023  12:00pm-1:30pm
Author: Pablo Yankelevich, Professor, El Colegio de Mexico
Discussant: Grace Peña Delgado
Associate Professor, History, UC Santa Cruz
This zoom seminar will be in Spanish and English
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Seminar: Legal and Policy Responses to Climate Refugees from Central European Perspective

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Presenter: Martin Rozumek, Executive Director of the Organization for Aid to Refugees (OPU), Prague, Czech Republic, CCIS Visiting Scholar, UC San Diego
This will be an In-person event only
Location: ERC Admin Bldg South - Conference Room 115
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Seminar: Does Skill Make Us Human?: Migrant Workers in 21st-Century Qatar and Beyond

Friday, January 20, 2023  12:00pm-1:30pm
Author: Natasha Iskander, Professor, Urban Planning and Public Service, New York University
Discussant: Vanesa Ribas
Professor, Sociology, UC San Diego
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Seminar: A New Age of Migration?: September 11th,  Covid-19, and the Politics of Migration Regulation in Europe and the US 

Tuesday, November 8, 2022  11:00am-12:30pm
Presenter: Gallya Lahav, Associate Professor, Political Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook, CCIS Visiting Scholar
This will be an In-person event only
Location: ERC Admin Bldg South - Conference Room 115
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Conference: The UCSD Migration Research Conference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Friday, October 7, 2022
This will be an In-person event only
Location: Social Sciences Building (SSB), Conference Room 107 (SSB 107)

Seminar: Belonging in Dubai: Temporary Migrants and Cosmopolitanism

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Presenter: Hee Eun Kwon, PhD Candidate, Sociology, UC San Diego
This will be an In-person event only
Location: ERC Admin Bldg South - Conference Room 115
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Seminar: In Search of Exits: Emigration Freedom, Irregular Departures, and State-Building in China

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Presenter: Jiaqi Liu, PhD Candidate, Sociology, UC San Diego
This will be an In-person event only
Location: ERC Admin Bldg South - Conference Room 115
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Seminar: The Integration Nation: Immigration and Colonial Power in Liberal Democracies

Friday, June 3, 2022  12:00pm-1:30pm
Authors: Adrian Favell
Discussant:  Sara Wallace Goodman
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Program: The 2022 Immigration Law and Border Enforcement Program

Sunday, May 22, 2022 to Sunday, May 29, 2022
[Program Schedule]

Workshop: Government Data in Migration Research: Advantages, Pitfalls, and Examples

Friday, May 20, 2022  12:00pm-2:00pm
Workshop Leaders: Austin Kocher, Syracuse University, Caitlin Patler, UC Davis, Juan Pedroza, UC Santa Cruz, Alicia Riley, UC Santa Cruz
Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC San Diego
Center for the Study of International Migration, UC Los Angeles
In Co-Sponsorship with:
Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, UC Berkeley
Global Migration Center, UC Davis
Immigration Research Group, UC Riverside
Migration Initiative, UC Santa Barbara
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Seminar: Cuban Privilege: The Making of Immigrant Inequality in America

Friday, May 13, 2022  12:00pm-1:30pm
Authors: Susan Eckstein
Discussant: César Ayala
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Seminar: From “Sea Turtles” to “Grassroots Ambassadors”: The Chinese Politics of Outbound Student Migration

Friday, May 6, 2022  12:00pm-1:30pm
Presenter: Jiaqi Liu
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Panel Discussion: Refugees and the War in Ukraine

Friday, April 29, 2022  12:00pm-2:00pm
Panelist: Raphi Rechitsky, Martin Rozumek, Rana Khoury, Marta Bivand Erdal, and Marta Pachocka
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Seminar: Seeking Refuge, Finding Inequality: Refugees Navigating Their Way

Friday, April 22, 2022  12:00pm-1:30pm
Authors: Annette Lareau and Blair Sackett
Discussant: Catherine Bestemann
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Seminar: Refuge: How the State Shapes Human Potential

Friday, April 8, 2022  12:00pm-1:30pm
Authors: Heba Gowayed
Discussant: Dagmar Soennecken
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: The Border Within: Vietnamese Migrants Transforming Ethnic Nationalism in Berlin

Friday, March 11, 2022  12:00pm-1:30pm
Authors: Phi Su
Discussant: Irene Bloemraad
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Seminar: The governance of 'vulnerable' migrants - who decides?

Thursday, March 10, 2022  12:00pm-1:30pm
Presenter: Dagmar Soennecken
This will be a hybrid In-person / Zoom event
Location: ERC Admin Bldg South - Conference Room 115
All In-person attendees must be masked as per UCSD policy (No exceptions)
[Event Flyer[Seminar Recording]

Seminar: The Demand-Side of the H-1B Visa Process: Examining Firm Behavior

Tuesday, March 8, 2022  12:00pm-1:30pm
Presenter: Kevin Shih
This will be an In-person event only
Location: ERC Admin Bldg South - Conference Room 115
All In-person attendees must be masked (No exceptions)
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Workshop: A new frontier in immigration research: Historical record linkage

Friday, March 4, 2022  12:00pm-2:00pm
Workshop Leaders: Peter Catron & Santiago Perez
Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC San Diego
Center for the Study of International Migration, UC Los Angeles
In Co-Sponsorship with:
Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, UC Berkeley
Global Migration Center, UC Davis
Immigration Research Group, UC Riverside
Migration Initiative, UC Santa Barbara
[Event Flyer]

Seminar: Transnationalism and Walls: History and Limits?

Friday, February 25, 2022  12:00pm-1:30pm
Presenter: Nancy L. Green
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Bootlegged Aliens: Immigration Politics on America's Northern Border

Friday, February 18, 2022  12:00pm-2:00pm
Authors: Ashley Bavery
Discussant: David FitzGerald
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Between Dreams and Ghosts: Indian Migration and Middle Eastern Oil

Friday, February 11, 2022  12:00pm-2:00pm
Authors: Andrea Wright
Discussant: Steven McKay
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Global Regimes of Closure: Concepts and Methods for Exploring Connections between Novel Mixed Migration Routes and Frustrated Mobility Aspirations

Thursday, February 10, 2022  10:00am-11:30am
Presenter: Craig Smith
This will be a Hybrid In-Person / Zoom event. 
Location: ERC Admin Bldg South - Conference Room 115
All In-person attendees must be masked (No exceptions)
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Seminar: Migration and Inequality

Friday, February 4, 2022  12:00pm-2:00pm
Authors: Mirna Safi
Discussant: Andres Villareal
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Brexitland: Identity, Diversity and the Reshaping of British Politics

Friday, January 21, 2022  12:00pm-2:00pm
Authors: Maria Sobolewska & Robert Ford
Discussant: Michael Thies
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Book Panel: L'asile et l'exil: Une histoire de la distinction réfugiés/migrants Crossing: How We Label and React to People on the Move

Friday, December 3, 2021  12:00pm-2:00pm
Authors: Karen Akoka & Rebecca Hamlin
Discussant: Roger Waldinger
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Workshop: Flexible approaches to ethnographic research during a global pandemic: Learning with and from immigrant families

This workshop is for UC Graduate Students and Candidates, Visiting Scholars, and Visiting Graduate Students only
Not available to the Public
Friday, November 19, 2021  12:00pm-2:00pm
Workshop Leader: Marjorie Faulstich Orellana
Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC San Diego
Center for the Study of International Migration, UC Los Angeles
In Co-Sponsorship with:
Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, UC Berkeley
Global Migration Center, UC Davis
Immigration Research Group, UC Riverside
Migration Initiative, UC Santa Barbara
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Seminar: Unauthorized Love: Mixed-Citizenship Couples Negotiating Intimacy, Immigration, and the State

Friday, November 12, 2021  12:00pm-2:00pm
Authors: Jane Lilly López
Discussant: Irene Vega
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Seminar: Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies

Friday, October 29, 2021  12:00pm-2:00pm
Authors: Erin Chung
Discussant: Ben Nyblade
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Workshop: Research in a policy context: a practical approach

Friday, October 28, 2021  10:00am-12:00pm
Presenter: Simon McMahon
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Book Panel: Reluctant Reception: Refugees, Migration and Governance in the Middle East and North Africa & Discrimination and Delegation: Explaining State Responses to Refugees

Friday, October 15, 2021  12:00pm-2:00pm
Authors: Kelsey Norman & Lamis Abdelaaty
Discussant: Michael Provence
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Webinar: Refugee Health: Research, Care and Policy 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Presenters: Tala Al-Rousan, MD, MPH ● Ramah Awad, BAH ● Thomas J. Csordas, PhD ● David Fitzgerald, PhD ● Rita Hamad, MD, PhD ● Scott Herskovitz, MD ● Linda Hill, MD, MPH ● Altaf Saadi, MD, MSc
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Seminar: Celebration of UCLA Migration Sociology 

Friday, June 4, 2021
Authors: Laura Enriquez, Rocío Rosales, David Trouille, Tahseen Shams, & Eli Wilson
Discussant: David FitzGerald & Jaeeun Kim
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: The Wealth of Refugees: How Displaced People Can Build Economies

Friday, May 28, 2021
Author: Alex Betts
Discussant: Sam Bazzi
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Adventure Capital: Migration and the Making of an African Hub in Paris

Friday, May 21, 2021
Authors: Julie Kleinman
Discussant: Laurie Hart
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio versus the Latino Resistance

Friday, May 14, 2021
Authors: Terry Greene Sterling & Jude Joffe-Block
Discussant: Amada Armenta
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording

Seminar: Illegal: How America's Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us All

Friday, May 7, 2021
Author: Elizabeth Cohen
Discussant: Margaret Peters
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording-Part 1] [Seminar Recording-Part 2]

Seminar: LA Rising: Korean Relations with Blacks and Latinos after Civil Unrest (Korean Communities across the World)

Friday, April 30, 2021
Author: Kyeyoung Park
Discussant: Rocio Rosales
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Holding Fast: Resilience and Civic Engagement Among Latino Immigrants

Friday, April 23, 2021
Author: James McCann and Michael Correa Jones
Discussant: Zoltan Hajnal
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: The Great Demographic Illusion: Majority, Minority, and the Expanding American Mainstream

Friday, April 16, 2021
Author: Richard Alba
Discussant: Susan K Brown
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Citizenship Reimagined: A New Framework for State Rights in the United States

Friday, April 9, 2021
Authors: Allan Colbern & Karthick Ramakrishnan
Discussant: Kirk Bansak
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: American While Black: African Americans, Immigration, and the Limits of Citizenship

Friday, April 2, 2021
Author: Niambi Carter
Discussant: Efren Perez
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Workshop: Emerging Immigration Scholars Session 5 - Immigration and the Law

Friday, March 12, 2021
Presenters:  Deisy Del Real, Jane López, Carrie Rosenbaum
Commentator: Jennifer M. Chacón
[Event Flyer]

Seminar: Outsiders at Home: The Politics of American Islamophobia

Friday, March 5, 2021
Author: Nazita Lajervadi
Discussant: David Sears
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Workshop: Emerging Immigration Scholars Session 4 - How Migrants Incorporate

Friday, February 26, 2021
Presenters:  Nazreen BacchusLiliana Rodriguez, Dialika Sall
Commentator: Rubén Hernández-León
[Event Flyer]

Seminar: The Big Gamble: The Migration of Eritreans to Europe

Friday, February 19, 2021
Author: Milena Belloni
Discussant: Kelsey Norman
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Workshop: Emerging Immigration Scholars Session 3 - Enforcement as Immigration Policy

Friday, February 12, 2021
Presenters: Chloe EastPedro GersonDavid Hausman, Emily Pope-Obeda, Carolina Valdivia
Commentator: Wayne CorneliusRoger Waldinger
[Event Flyer]

Seminar: Offshore Citizens: Permanent Temporary Status in the Gulf

Friday, February 5, 2021
Author: Noora Lori
Discussant: Kevan Harris
[Event Flyer]

Workshop: Emerging Immigration Scholars Session 2 - Inside Asylum

Friday, January 29, 2021
Presenters: John Doering-WhiteLuisa Feline FreierChiara GalliSara Rodriguez-Arguelles Riva
Commentator: Susan Bibler Coutin
[Event Flyer]

Book Discussion: Immigrant California: Understanding the Past, Present, and Future

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Authors: David FitzGerald, Professor, Gildred Chair in U.S.-Mexican Relations and Co-Director, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies and John Skrentny Director of the Yankelovich Center and Professor of Sociology at UC San Diego
Panelists: Irene Bloemraad (UC Berkeley), Tomas Jimenez (Stanford University), Manuel Pastor (USC), Andrew Selee (the Migration Policy Institute)
Moderator: Marcela Maxfield, Stanford University Press Senior Editor for Sociology, Law, and Asian Studies.
[Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Unwanted: Italian and Jewish Mobilization against Restrictive Immigration Laws, 1882–1965

Friday, January 22, 2021
Author: Maddalena Marinari
Discussant: Roger Waldinger
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Immigration Policy Ideas for the Biden Administration

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Speakers: Dianne Solis, main immigration journalist at the Dallas Morning News
                 Kevin Johnson, Dean of Law School at UCD
                 Irene Bloemraad, Director BIMI
                 David FitzGerald, Co-Director CCIS
                 Giovanni Peri, Director GMC
Moderator: Brad Jones, Political Science UC Davis.Author: David Nasaw
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Workshop: Emerging Immigration Scholars Session 1 - Understanding Attitudes toward Migrants

Friday, January 15, 2021
Presenters: Nicolas AjzenmanAntonella BandieraHajar Yazdiha
Commentator: Claire Adida
[Event Flyer]

Seminar: The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War

Friday, January 8, 2021
Author: David Nasaw
Discussant: David FitzGerald
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Migranthood: Youth in a New Era of Deportation

Friday, December 4, 2020
Author: Lauren Heidbrink
Discussant: Seth M. Holmes
[Event Flyer]

Seminar: The President and Immigration Law

Friday, November 20, 2020
Author: Cristina Rodríguez
Author: Adam Cox
Discussant: Hiroshi Motomura
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Banned: Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump

Friday, November 13, 2020
Author: Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
Discussant: Ingrid Eagly
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Citizenship 2.0: Dual Nationality as a Global Asset

Friday, November 6, 2020
Author: Yossi Harpaz
Discussant: Rogers Brubaker
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants

Friday, October 30, 2020
Author: Adam Goodman
Discussant: Toby Higbie
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Divided by the Wall: Progressive and Conservative Immigration Politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Friday, October 23, 2020
Author: Emine Fidan Elcioglu
Discussant: Tom Medvetz
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Exit and Voice: The Paradox of Cross-Border Politics in Mexico

Friday, October 16, 2020
Author: Lauren Duquette-Rury
Discussant: Abigail Andrews
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Argentina in the Global Middle East

Friday, October 9, 2020
Author: Lily Balloffet
Discussant: Stacy Fahrenthold
[Event Flyer]

Seminar: We are Not Dreamers: Undocumented Scholars Theorize Undocumented Life in the United States

Friday, October 2, 2020
Authors: Leisy Abrego, Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Joel Sati, Carolina Valdivia
Discussant: Frances Contreras
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]


Seminar: Refugees must not be left behind in the global COVID response: Public health perspectives

Monday, June 8, 2020  12:00pm-1:30pm
Presenter: Dr. Tala Al-Rousan
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Migration and integration issues of Azerbaijanis in the United States: a look from the outside and inside

Wednesday, June 3, 2020  12:00pm-1:30pm
Rufat Efendiyev
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Revisiting "National Security, Epidemics, and US Immigration Policy" During a Pandemic

Tuesday, May 26, 2020  12:00pm-1:30pm
Presenter: Robbie Totten
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Preserving the Economic Well-being of Immigrants and Refugees During COVID-19

Wednesday, May 13, 2020   12:00pm-1:30pm
Presenter: Erica Bouris
[Event Flyer] [Seminar Recording]

Seminar: Legalizing the Impossible Subject: The White Russian Refugees and the Development of American Immigration and Refugee Law during the Great Depression

Monday, February 24, 2020   12:00pm-1:30pm
S. Deborah Kang
[Event Flyer]

Seminar: Emigrant Political Rights in Latin America: A configurational analysis approach

Monday, February 3, 2020   12:00pm-1:30pm
Presenter: Leydy Diossa-Jimenez
[Event Flyer]

Seminar: Citizenship in Hard Times

Monday, January 13, 2020   12:00pm-1:30pm
Sara Wallace Goodman
[Event Flyer]

Seminar: Suffer the Little Children: Unaccompanied Child Migrants and the Geopolitics of Compassion in Postwar America

Monday, December 2, 2019  12:00pm-1:30pm
Co-Sponsored by:  Institute of the Arts and Humanities, UC San Diego
Anita Casavantes Bradford
Discussant: John Skrentny
[Event Flyer]

Book Panel: Migration Control: Authors of Three New Books Meet Critics

Thursday, November 14, 2019   2:00pm-4:00pm
John Torpey, - Invention of the Passport, 2nd Edition
              Daniel Martinez, - The Shadow of the Wall: Violence and Migration on the US-Mexico Border
              David FitzGerald, - Refuge Beyond Reach
Chair: Vanesa Ribas
Discussant: Margaret Peters
[Event Flyer]

Seminar:  Family of Strangers: The Dynamics of Brokering in Second-Generation Transnational Ties

Monday, October 7, 2019  11:30AM-1:00PM
Armand Gutierrez
[Event Flyer]

Seminar: The New Challenges at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Thursday, September 26, 2019  1:00PM-2:30PM
Location:  Institute of the Americas, Deutz Room, International Lane, La Jolla, CA 92093
Hosted by : Center for US-Mexican Studies      Co-Sponsor by: Center for Comparative Immigration Studies


Program: The 2019 Immigration Law and Border Enforcement Program

Sunday, May 19, 2019 to Sunday, May 26, 2019
[Program Schedule]

Seminar: Struggles to be able to stay in place: Salvadoran migration and collective action in times of violence

Monday, May 13, 2019   12pm-1:30pm
Joseph Wiltberger, Visiting Scholar, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC San Diego
Assistant Professor of Central American Studies, California State University, Northridge
[Event Flyer] 

Seminar: "What makes Americans act on behalf of refugees?"

Wednesday, May 1, 2019   12pm-1:30pm
Claire Adida, Co-Driector, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies
                   Associate Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego
[Event Flyers]

Seminar: Citizenship health inequalities across the US:  State-level immigrant policies and health care access

Wednesday, March 13, 2019   12pm-1:30pm
Presenter: Maria-Elena De Trinidad Young, Project Director, Research on Immigrant Health and State Policy
                  (RIGHTS) Study at the Center for Health Policy Research, University of California, Los Angeles
                  Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Merced
[Event Flyer]

Conference: Amenazas a los Derechos de las Personas Migrantes en Estados Unidos de America

Thursday, February 28, 2019
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Seminar: Migration and Borders in the Twenty-First Century

Thursday, February 14, 2019   2pm-4pm (Closed Event)
David FitzGeraldKate Ricke, David Mares, S. Deborah Kang, Rafael Fernández de Castro
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Seminar: Im/migration, health inequities, and marginalized communities: Insights from an applied field course at the Mexico-U.S. border

Wednesday, February 6, 2019   12pm-1:30pm
Shira Goldenberg, Argentina E. Servin
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Book Launch:  Undocumented Politics: Place, Gender, and the Pathways of Mexican Migrants

Wednesday, January 16, 2019   12pm-1:30pm
Author: Abigail Leslie Andrews
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Seminar: Migrant Caravan

Thursday, November 29, 2018   4pm-6pm
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Conference: Forced Migration: An Interdisciplinary Exchange

Friday, November 16, 2018   9am-5pm
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Seminar: Beyond the Wall: The Aftermath of Deportation in Mexico

Wednesday, November 14, 2018   6:15pm-8pm
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Seminar: Crisis?  What Crisis?  The historical roots of Europe's "Refugee Crisis"

Wednesday, November 7, 2018   12pm-1:30pm
Leo Lucassen
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Seminar: Migrants in the big European waiting room: what EU “hotspots” tell us about border policy

Monday, October 29, 2018   12pm-1:30pm
Virginie Guiraudon
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Conference: 2018 PRIEC Conference

Tuesday, August 7, 2018   10am-5pm
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Program: The 2018 Immigration Law and Border Enforcement Program

Sunday, May 20, 2018 to Sunday, May 27, 2018
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Seminar: Social Science and Legal Practice: Translating Migration & Refugee Research

Monday, May 14, 2018   12pm-1:30pm
Asher Hirsch, Mitra Ebadolahi, & David Shirk
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Seminar: Paradoxes of Participation:  Oppositional Consciousness and the Challenges of the Collective

Wednesday, May 2, 2018   12pm-1:30pm
Greg Prieto
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Workshop: The California Endowment/ CHIS Immigration Research Workshop

Saturday, March 3, 2018  10:00am-6pm
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Conference: 9th Annual UC International Migration Conference“Immigrant California: Policies and Politics”

Friday, March 2, 2018   9am-4:30pm
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Seminar: How Italy's Humanitarian Corridors Have Created Pathways to Protection in Europe

Wednesday, February 14, 2018   12pm-1:30pm
Claire Higgins
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Seminary: Intergenerational Relationships among Latino Immigrant Families in Spain: Conflict and Emotional Intimacy

Monday, February 5, 2018   12pm-1:30pm
Amparo González Ferrer
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Seminar: The Other Side of Assimilation: How Immigrants are Changing American Life

Monday, January 22, 2018   12pm-1:30pm
Tomas Jimenez
Discussant: Jennifer Lee
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Seminar: Challenges for Dreamers in Trump’s America

Monday, December 4, 2017    9:30am-12:30pm
Rafael Fernández de Castro, Tom K. Wong, Verónica Benitez, Paris Salgado, Yesenia Sanchez, Luis Cruz Cardoso, Dulce Garcia, Julia Preston, & Guillermo Yrizar Barbosa

Conference: Refugee & Asylum Policies in an Age of Resurgent Nationalism

Friday, December 1, 2017   9am-4:30pm
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Seminar: Behind Immigration Debates: Discourse, Policy and Reality of Muslim Integration in Western Societies

Tuesday, November 14, 2017   11am-12:30pm
Presenter: Jeffrey Reitz
Discussant: Claire Adida
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Conference: Immigrant Integration and Gateways for Growth: Comparative Perspectives

Monday, November 13, 2017   1pm-5:30pm
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Seminar: How Immigration Policy Affects Health and Human Rights

Wednesday, November 8, 2017   6pm-7:30pm
Panelists: David FitzGerald, Nicole Ramos, James Dell, & Fernando Mendoza
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Roundtable: Differentiated Transnationalisms: Class, Gender, and Agency in Migrants' Homeland Engagement

Monday, November 6, 2017   2pm-3:30pm
Panelists: Thomas LaCroix, Swanie Potot, & Armand Gutierrez
Moderator: Abigail Andrews
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Seminar: The Emergence of Korean American Communities on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Monday, October 9, 2017   2pm-3:30pm
Minjeong Kim
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Seminar: Growning up in the Age of Enforcement: Illegality and Children's Power in Families

Wednesday, June 7, 2017  12pm - 1:30pm
Joanna Dreby
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Seminar: Temporary Legal Statuses and Transformations of the Immigrant Self

Thursday, May 25, 2017  2pm - 3:30pm
Cecilia Menjivar
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Conference: Human Rights and Migration

Friday, May 19, 2017   10:15am-5:15pm
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Conference: 8th Annual UC International Migration Conference "Immigrant California: The Social, Economic, and Political Status of California's Immigrants

Saturday, May 13, 2017   8am-5pm
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Seminar: The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954

Monday, March 13, 2017  12pm - 1:30pm
S. Deborah Kang - Author
Commentator: Alina Méndez
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Seminar: How Ordinary People View Muslim Group Rights in Europe: Signigicant 'Gaps' Between Majorities and Muslims?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017  12pm - 1:30pm
Paul Statham
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Seminar: Migration and Crisis: Official Discourses, External Citizenship and new Forms of Mobilization in the Case of Spain

Wednesday, February 8, 2017  12pm - 1:30pm
Presenter: Dr. Ana María López-Sala
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Seminar: The War on Crime and the War on Immigrants: Race and Legal Exclusion in 21st Century United States

Monday, January 23, 2017  12pm - 1:30pm
Mary C. Waters
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Post-Election Panel Discussion: Election 2016 and Immigration Politics: Where Do We Go From Here?

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 12pm-1:30pm
Zoltan Hajnal, John Skrentny, Tom K. Wong, & Kim Williams
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Film Screening: The Deportation of Innocence

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 4:00pm
Film Director: 
Francisco Alarcòn
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2015-2016 and Prior

Seminar: 200 years of a South American Citizenship: Continuity and Change on Migration and Mobility in the Region

Wednesday, May 25, 2016  12pm-1:30pm
Diego AcostaSenior Lecturer, University of Bristol
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Workshop: Research Universities, International STEM Students, and the Innovation Economy: San Diego, Californaia and Beyond

Monday, May 2, 2016  8:30am-5:45pm
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Conference: 7th Annual UC International Migration Conference "Immigrant Integration: California and Beyond

Friday, April 22, 2016  8:30am - 5:30pm
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Seminar: Community-Based Research and Early Hispanic Immigration to Colorado

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12pm-1:30pm
Marjorie K. McIntosh, Professor, University of Colorado
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Seminar: The New Immigration Federalism

Monday, February 29, 2016  12pm-1:30pm
Karthick Ramakrishnan, Associate Dean & Professor, UC Riverside
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Seminar: From Aliens, Traitors and Defectors to Victims, Talents and Citizens:  Redefining Pre-2003 Emigrants in Post-2003 Iraq

Wednesday, February 10, 2016  12pm-1:30pm
Geraldine Chatelard, Research Associate, Institut Francais du Proche-Orient
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Book Panel:  Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies

Friday, February 5, 2016  12pm-1:30pm
Authors: Claire Adida, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego and David Laitin, Professor, Stanford University
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Seminar: Labor Standards Enforcement:  How State and Society are Working Together to Fight Wage Theft and Workplace Injury

Monday, January 27, 2016  12pm-1:30pm
Janice Fine, Associate Professor, Rutgers University
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Seminar: Parents Without Papers:  The Progress and Pitfalls of Mexican American Integration

Monday, January 11, 2016  12pm-1:30pm
Frank D. Bean and Susan K. Brown
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Conference: Comparative Responses to Asylum Seeking in Europe, Australia, The U.S., and Middle East

Tuesday, November 30, 2015  9am - 5pm
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Book Panel: Book Panel with Professors Marisa Abrajano, Zoltan Hajnal, and Tom Wong

Monday, November 21, 2015  12pm-2pm
Zoltan Hajnal, Marisa Abrajano, and Tom Wong
Discussant:  Louis DeSipio
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Seminar: The European Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, October 27, 2015  3pm - 5pm
Kathi Anderson, Fatima El-Tayeb, David Murphy, Michael Provence, and Tom K. Wong
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Seminar: From Trans-Migrants to Trans-Borders:  Insights From the Comparison of Cross-Border Activities Across Three Categories of Migrants in France

Monday, October 26, 2015  12pm - 1:30pm
Presenter: Mirna Safi, Research Professor, Sciences Po
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Seminar: Urban Community Gardens as Home in the Immigrant Inner-City

Monday, October 19, 2015  12pm - 1:30pm
Presenter: Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Professor, USC
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Workshop: CCIS Graduate Student Migration Workshop

Friday, May 15, 2015  8:30am - 4:30pm
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Conference: 6th Annual UC International Migration Conference "Immigrant California: Immigration Policy at Varying Scales"

Friday, February 20, 2015  8am - 5pm
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Conference: 5th Annual UC International Migration Conference "Immigrant Integration in Comparative Perspective"

Friday-Saturday, January 31-February 1, 2014 
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Conference: 4th Annual UC International Migration Conference: "We asked for workers and families came: "Children, youth, and families in migration"

Friday, February 22, 2013  8am - 6pm
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Workshop: The Politics of Race and Place

Friday, February 24, 2012

Conference: 3rd Annual UC International Migration Conference "Politics and Governance"

Friday, February 10, 2012  8am - 6pm
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Conference: Ethnicity, Race, & Indigenous Peoples in Latin America & the Caribbean

Thursday, November 3, 2011 

Conference: 2nd Annual UC International Migration Conference

Saturday, February 26, 2011  

Conference: Population, Integration, and Law:  Implications for Immigration Policy

Monday-Tuesday, March 29-30, 2010 
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Conference: 1st Annual UC International Migration Conference

Friday, March 12, 2010  8am - 6pm
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Workshop: State and Local Immigration Policy in the U.S.:  An Interdisciplinary Workshop

Friday, May 9, 2008  8:30am - 5pm
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