I gave a lecture at the Royal D Alworth Institute at the University of Minnesota-Duluth on Tuesday.
“Immigration and Globalization”
Presented by Michele Wucker, Executive Director of the World Policy Institute, New York
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 – 7:00 p.m. – UMD Fourth Floor Library Rotunda
More than 200 million people -a record- now live in countries where they were not born. Policy challenges related to immigration, which is now debated heavily and with much emotion, cannot be resolved through domestic policies alone but must take into account the realities of global interdependence, particularly where economics are concerned. How are countries around the globe responding to record human migration and mobility? What policies will succeed or fail in helping host communities to absorb new immigrants? What can be done to reduce the pressures that force people to leave their countries and families in order to survive? What is the relationship between economic globalization, labor markets, and jobs for immigrants and the native-born? How can policies support the middle classes in both wealthy and poor nations? Through an examination of these questions, Michele Wucker will analyze the new realities of global immigration.