New York University will host “The Global Migration Crisis,” a conference that will consider the impact of migrants and refugees on Europe and North America and on the poor countries of origin, on Thurs., Oct. 20.

Conference on “The Global Migration Crisis” to Examine Impact of Refugees on Rich & Poor Nations–Oct. 20
New York University will host “The Global Migration Crisis,” a conference that will consider the impact of migrants and refugees on Europe and North America and on the poor countries of origin, on Thurs., Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life.(c)iStock/Bestgreenscreen

New York University will host “The Global Migration Crisis,” a conference that will consider the impact of migrants and refugees on Europe and North America and on the poor countries of origin, on Thurs., Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor (60 Washington Square South [at LaGuardia Pl.]).

Speakers and presentations include the following:

George J. Borjas, Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, “We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative” (keynote address)

William Easterly, professor of economics at NYU and co-director of the NYU Development Research Institute, “Development Stereotypes and Xenophobia: A Research Agenda”

Naci Mocan, Ourso Distinguished Chair of Economics, Louisiana State University, “Economic Well-being and Anti-Semitic, Xenophobic, and Racist Attitudes in Germany”

Yaw Nyarko, professor of economics at New York University, co-director of the Development Research Institute and founding director of NYU Africa House, “Are the Migrants Better Off? Let Them Decide!”

Lant Pritchett, professor of the practice of international development and faculty chair of the Masters in Public Policy in International Development (MPA/ID) program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, “Is there a Goldilocks Solution? ‘Just Right’ Promotion of Labor Mobility in a Post-2015 World”

Introductory remarks will be delivered by NYU Provost Katherine E. Fleming, a specialist on modern Greece, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean and author of Greece: A Jewish History, among other works.

The event, sponsored by NYU's Development Research Institute, Africa House, and the CV Starr Center for Applied Economics, is free and open to the public. Please visit the conference web page for a complete schedule of sessions and times and to register (required). For more information, call 845.825.6990 or email dri@nyu.edu. ‬‬‬‬

Reporters wishing to attend must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at james.devitt@nyu.edu or 212.998.6808. Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th St.). ‬‬

EDITOR’S NOTE
The Development Research Institute (DRI) is devoted to rigorous, scholarly research on the economic development and growth of poor countries. An independent and non-partisan organization, DRI seeks to expand the number and diversity of serious commentators on the state of foreign aid and development. For more, go to www.nyudri.org.


 

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