New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

Living Migration: Spanning the Local & Global Divide, Apr. 3

March 25, 2009
n-360, 2008-09

On Friday April 3, 2009, NYU Wagner’s International Public Service Association (IPSA) Spring Conference will host a panel discussion entitled “Living Migration: Spanning the Local & Global Divide,” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 9th floor of Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y., with a keynote address by Guillermo Linares, Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

Immigration is often expressed as a local concern, separate from global migration and development issues. Yet the experience of immigrants spans beyond local realities. “Living Migration” brings the local and global conversations together to create a unified dialogue. We will explore how our local experiences in New York City, the quintessential American city of immigrants, are enmeshed in global migration flows and the impacts of migration on both sending and receiving countries. The conference invites public officials, practitioners, academics, and students to examine policy opportunities and grassroots action on global and local levels, as well as the potential impact of these policies and actions in New York City. The panelists are:

  • Devesh Kapur, Professor for the Study of Contemporary India and Director for the Center of Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania,
  • Michael Piore, Professor of Economics and Political Economy and Director of the MIT-Mexico Program for the Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
  • Janice Fine, Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Rutgers University, and Senior Fellow for Organizing and Policy at the Center for Community Change (CCC),
  • Guillermo Linares, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (keynote speaker).

To RSVP, visit: http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/livingmigrationconference-04-03-2009

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337


Search News



NYU In the News

NYU Offers Financial Aid to Undocumented Students

The Wall Street Journal reported that NYU will begin offering scholarship aid to undocumented students for the school year beginning next September.

NYU Adopts Lean LaunchPad Program to Teach Entrepreneurship

Startup guru Steve Blank, in a Huffington Post blog, described how NYU adopted the Lean LaunchPad model to teach entrepreneurship to students and faculty at NYU.

Biology Professor Jane Carlton Examines Wastewater for the City’s Microbiome

The New York Times’ Science Times column “Well” profiled Biology Professor Jane Carlton and her research project to sequence microbiome of New York City by examining wastewater samples.

Steinhardt Professors Use a Play as Therapy

The New York Times wrote about a play written by Steinhardt Music Professor Robert Landy about the relationship between Adjunct Professor Cecilia Dintino, a clinical psychologist in the Drama Therapy Program, and a patient, former Broadway actress Jill Powell.

NYU Public Health Experts Urge Strengthening Local Health Systems to Combat Ebola

Dean Cheryl Healton of the Global Institute of Public Health and Public Health Professor Christopher Dickey wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post saying international health agencies need to strengthen their presence in countries at the local level to prevent future ebola outbreaks.

NYU Footer