Policy Reform on International Migration and Refugees

2018 Global Shifts Colloquium:

Prospects for Institutional and Policy Reform on International Migration and Refugees

Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania on April 9-10, 2018

About the Organiser: Perry World House is the University of Pennsylvania’s new global policy research center. Perry World House convenes conversations around the most pressing global challenges and catalyzes interdisciplinary academic research with policy relevant potential. One of our core thematic research agendas is Global Shifts: Urbanization, Migration, and Demography, which brings together scholars, policymakers, and practitioners on issues around international migration governance and reform, refugee integration, and sustainable urban development.

About the Global Shifts Colloquium: Ambassador Samantha Power delivered the keynote at the 2017 Global Shifts Colloquium, which examined the relationship between marginalization and inequality and global shifts. Over the past year, we have hosted workshops and working groups with visitors including Anne Richard, former Assistant Secretary of State for Population Refugees, and Migration, Susan Martin, Professor and Founder of the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown, and Ümit Kiziltan, Director General, Research and Evaluation, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, among many others.

This colloquium, to be held at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania on April 9-10, 2018, will examine the various institutional, legal reforms needed to strengthen the global response to international migration and global refugee needs.