HDRO Conference Room
17 February 2009
Time: 12.30- 2.00 p.m.
This presentation will examine international cooperation (or the lack thereof) on international migration and mobility at the global level. While international migration refers to some 191 million people worldwide who have lived outside of their countries for more than one year, this presentation additionally examines the billions of movements of people annually across international borders for any length of time or purpose, including the tourists, business people, students and commuters. The presentation will outline a conceptual framework of three interacting global mobility regimes: an established international refugee regime, an emerging international travel regime, and a non-existent but potential international labor migration regime. The extent of international cooperation on migration at the global level has been very limited due to labor market structures, lack of inherent reciprocity and lack of leadership on the part of major migration receiving states. By widening the scope of analysis from migration to all movements of people across international borders, the possibilities expand for identifying bargaining points that link issues and increase reciprocity. If this reframing of the issue area is incorporated in the thinking of relevant policymakers and diplomats, the possibilities may increase for international cooperation among states.
About the Speaker
Rey Koslowski is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany (SUNY). He also holds a joint appointment on the Informatics Faculty of U Albany's College of Computing and Information and is Director of the Program on Border Control and Homeland Security at the Center for Policy Research. During the 2008-09 academic year, he is a Fellow of the Transatlantic Academy at the German Marshall Fund researching and writing a report on "Visa Policies, New Technologies and Transatlantic Cooperation." He is also currently a Nonresident Fellow of the Migration Policy Institute; has served as the Chair of the Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration section of the International Studies Association (ENMISA); serves as Associate Editor, Book Review Editor and editorial board member of International Migration Review as well as Associate Editor of Global Networks. Koslowski has written several books about migration, border control and human smuggling, and is also often interviewed in the media.
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