Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration

During each academic year, the committee sponsors a seminar series on international migration, held at MIT's Center for International Studies (CIS). In fall 2005, the series was re-named The Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration in honor of the late founder of the Inter-University Committee and former director of CIS. The seminars explore factors affecting international population movements and their impact upon sending and receiving countries and relations among them.

Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule

Tues, October 24

Another History of the Refugee Convention's Additional Protocol

Speaker: Itty Abraham, Assistant Professor, Department of South East Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
Location: E40-496

Tues, November 7

"The Migrant Passage: Survival Plays and Clandestine Journeys from Central America"

Speaker: Noelle Brigden, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Marquette University
Location: E40-496

Spring 2017 Seminar Schedule

Tues, February 27

Starr Forum "Fight Over Foreigners: Visas & Immigration in the Trump Era"

Speakers: Baher Azmy, Legal Director at the Center for Constitutional Rights
Laura Rotolo, Staff Counsel at the ACLU of Massachusetts
Jia Lynn Yang, Deputy National Security Editor at the Washington Post
Justin Steil (Moderator), Assistant Professor of Law and Urban Planning at MIT
Location: E51-115 Wong Auditorium

Thurs, April 27

"China's 'Refugee Policy Divide' and the Predicament of North Korean Defectors"

Speaker: Shin-wha Lee, Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University
Location: E40-496

Fall 2016 Seminar Schedule

Tues, September 20

"Immigration, Democracy, and Discrimination in Small Town America"

Speaker: Justin Steil, Assistant Professor of Law and Urban Planning at the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Location: E40-496

Tues, November 1

"State DAPA? And Other Thoughts on US Immigration Policy in the New Administration"

Speaker: Michael J. Wishnie, Deputy Dean for Experiential Education at Yale Law School
Location: E40-496

Spring 2016 Seminar Schedule

Tues, February 9

"Migrants’ Rights in the UN Human Rights Committee"

Speaker: Gerald Neuman, Co-Director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School
Location: E40-496

Tues, March 15

"Understanding the Impact of War and Displacement in Cities: an Information Approach for Urban Settings"

Speaker: Karen Jacobsen, Acting Director, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University
Location: E40-496

Tues, April 19

Panel Discussion: "Refugees and migrants: the current crisis in Greece and Europe"

Speakers: Jackie Bhabha, Professor of the Practice at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School
Katerina Sokou, Washington DC correspondent of Kathimerini Greek Daily Newspaper
Location: E40-496

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Contact Details:
Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration at MIT 
Center for International Studies
1 Amherst Street, E40-400
Cambridge, MA 02142