The event will bring migration experts from Russia and the post-Soviet region together with those in the Columbia community and the wider New York area. The objective is to discuss and learn from various experiences, including across regions, as well as across the fields of migration and refugee studies, in order to develop policy recommendations. The full-day conference will include panel discussions on the following themes: security dimensions (including interethnic conflict); economic dimensions (including employment and integration); human rights dimensions; and institutional effectiveness.
The keynote address will be delivered by Michael Doyle, Director of the Columbia Global Policy Initiative and University Professor at Columbia University, who is leading the development of the Model International Mobility Convention. The full-day conference will consist of a series of panel discussions on these themes, resulting in a final policy recommendation memo based on the research and observations of participating experts on migration and refugee issues in their respective regions.
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