Thursday, January 22, 2015

UC Davis: The Frontiers of Immigration Research and Immigration Policy Conference

On January 22-23, 2015, the University of California at Davis will be hosting a two-day conference on immigration law and policy.  The description of the conference and list of confirmed speakers are below.

The Frontiers of Immigration Research and Immigration Policy Conference

Immigration has a deep impact on the economy, society and culture in the US and in the World. This conference brings together top world scholars who have analyzed the economic, demographic, political and social consequences of migrations. Their research will provide the facts and in-depth understanding that is much needed to inform immigration policies. A group of policy advisors and experts will then provide their perspective on the present and future of immigration reforms in the US.

Below is the schedule for the conference:


The Economic Effects of Immigrants
George Borjas, Harvard University
Christian Dustmann, University College London
Giovanni Peri, UC Davis

Foreign Scientists, Students and US Education and Innovation  
William Lincoln, Johns Hopkins University
John Bound, University of Michigan

Is the Second Generation Integrating?
Rubén G. Rumbaut, UC Irvine
Philip Kasinitz, CUNY
Jennifer Lee, UC Irvine
Alejandro Portes, Princeton University

Round Table: Asian and Latin American Immigration and Migration Policies
Erike Lee, University of Minnesota
Natalia Molina, UC San Diego
Rose Cuison Villazor, UC Davis
Gabriel “Jack” Chin, UC Davis
Leticia Saucedo, UC Davis 


Migration and Economic Development in Sending Countries
Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development
Hein de Haas, International Migration Institute, University of Oxford
David McKenzie, World Bank
J. Ed Taylor, UC Davis

The Origins and Consequences of Migration Policies
Roberto Gonzales, Harvard University
Cecilia Menjivar, Arizona State University
David FitzGerald, UC San Diego
Marc Rosenblum, Migration Policy Institute

Panel: Innovative Views for the Next 20 Years of Migration Policies
Philippe Legrain, Journalist, The Economist
Manolo Abella, International Labour Organization
Kevin Johnson, UC Davis
Tim Kane, Hoover Institution

Concluding Remarks by UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi


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