1. Talent, Competitiveness, and Migration

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    Discussion of the first book from the Transatlantic Council on Migration with Demetrios G. Papademetriou, MPI President; Michael S. Teitelbaum, Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; Carl Haub, Senior Demographer and Conrad Taeuber Chair of Public Information, Population Reference Bureau; and Joseph J. Minarik, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Committee for Economic Development. For details on how to purchase the book, visit www.migrationpolicy.org/transatlantic

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    • Rethinking National Identity in the Age of Migration

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      A discussion on the anti-immigrant political movement in both Europe and the United States and its implications for community cohesion and national identity, with Patrick Simon, Institut national d’études démographiques, Cas Mudde, University of Georgia; Charles Kamasaki, National Council of La Raza; Frank Sharry, America’s Voice; and moderated by MPI President Demetrios G. Papademetriou. Visit http://www.migrationpolicy.org/transatlantic/.

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      • Tackling Brain Waste among Immigrant Professionals: Initiatives to Improve the Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

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        This Migration Policy Institute panel discussion focuses on the circulation of skilled immigrant professionals and the recognition of foreign qualifications in the United States and Europe. The event brought together experts and policymakers from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss what governments can do to improve the recognition of foreign credentials — particularly in regulated occupations where time-consuming and expensive licensing processes can substantially delay access to skilled employment. The discussion highlights promising practices (including an example from Quebec), and identifies ways U.S. policymakers can learn from European innovations in qualifications recognition and how international cooperation can help — both across the Atlantic and further afield. The event coincided with the release of the final report of a two-year research initiative funded by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. Read the report, "Skilled Immigrants in the Global Economy: Prospects for International Cooperation on Recognition of Foreign Qualifications": http://migrationpolicy.org/research/international-cooperation-recognition-foreign-qualifications

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        • Managing Borders in North America: Charting the Future

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          This Migration Policy Institute (MPI) panel discussion offers perspectives on border policy management from leading officials in the U.S., Canadian, and Mexican governments, and showcases MPI's edited volume, Managing Borders in an Increasingly Borderless World. Book co-editors Randall Hansen of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and MPI President Demetrios Papademetriou, as well as Mexican Ambassador to the United States Eduardo Medina Mora, Canada Border Services Agency Executive Vice President Malcolm Brown, former Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection David V. Aguilar, and Mexico's former Undersecretary of Population, Migration, and Religious Affairs Gustavo Mohar, discuss continuing and evolving challenges in border management and security. The book covers these challenges—terrorism, organized crime, illegal migration, smuggling, trafficking, human rights, infrastructure, corruption, and economic and political factors—and offers an analysis of effective and ineffective policies and programs. The panelists discuss the challenges and successes their governments have had in pursuing better, more effective, and smarter border controls, and the deepening regional cooperation in this important policy area. Click here for more about the book: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/managing-borders-increasingly-borderless-world

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          • Engaging Diasporas in Europe for Development

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            In this Migration Policy Institute Europe event in Brussels, the co-author of a diaspora engagement handbook published by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and International Organization for Migration (IOM), Kathleen Newland (00:00:01), leads a discussion on the newly released book entitled "Developing a Road Map for Engaging Diasporas in Development." Panelists are: Frank Laczko, Head of Research and Publications, IOM (00:03:54); handbook co-author Dovelyn Agunias, a policy and research analyst for both MPI and IOM (00:08:44); Eva Åkerman-Börje, Swedish Ambassador for the Global Forum on Migration and Development (00:20:10); Rodrigo Ballester, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Home Affairs, European Commission (00:34:39); Santo Deng, President, Board of the Diaspora Forum for Development (00:54:25). For more information on visit www.thediasporahandbook.org For more information, visit www.MPIEurope.org

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            • The Role of National Governments in Promoting Immigrant Integration

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              Migration Policy Institute (MPI) President Demetrios G. Papademetriou (00:00:06) leads a discussion on the complexities of managing an effective immigrant integration system and creating policies and initiatives that support the success of immigrants and their families in their new host societies. Discussants include Rosario Farmhouse, High Commissioner for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue in Portugal (00:35:02); Alejandro Mayorkas, Director, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, US Department of Homeland Security (00:28:44 and 00:54:55); Jasenko Selimovic, State Secretary to the Minister for Integration in Sweden (00:09:52); and Peter Sylvester, Associate Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (00:18:15). For immigrant integration resources from MPI, visit www.migrationpolicy.org/integration. For international migration resources, visit www.migrationpolicy.org/transatlantic.

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              • Bleak Picture or Steady Progress? Labour Market Outcomes of New Arrivals in Europe

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                This panel discussion opens the day-long conference, "Better Work for Immigrants: Tackling Joblessness and Stunted Progression in the European Union," held in Brussels and organized by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Europe in collaboration with the International Labour Office (ILO) and the European Commission. The event concludes an MPI-ILO research project, funded by the European Commission, that examines employment prospects of foreign-born workers and the effectiveness of integration and workforce development policies in helping foreign-born workers overcome barriers and move up into middle-skilled positions in six case study countries: the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Read reports from the series here: http://migrationpolicy.org/programs/labor-market-integration-new-arrivals-europe

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                • MPI/IOM Panel Discussion & Asia-Pacific Launch of Developing a Road Map for Engaging Diasporas in Development

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                  This joint Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) event convenes a discussion with Andrew Bruce, Regional Director, IOM (00:00:07); Dr. Noppawan Tanpipat, Vice President, National Science and Technology Development Agency (00:37:46); Todd Cleaver, Deputy Head of Mission, New Zealand Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (00:25:26); Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias, Regional Research Officer, IOM, and Policy Analyst (00:15:25); and Kathleen Newland, Director of MPI’s Migrants, Migration, and Development program (00:04:00). Download the handbook or order a hard copy at http://www.thediasporahandbook.org.

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                  • Syrians on the Edge: The Status of Refugees in Neighboring Countries

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                    This Migration Policy Institute (MPI) panel discussion, in partnership with the Middle East Institute and the Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM), examines the status of Syrian refugees abroad and the effect of the ongoing Syrian crisis on Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq. Panelists Oytun Orhan, ORSAM Project Coordinator and Researcher, Peri-Khan Aqrawi-Whitcomb, Middle East Research Institute Junior Research Fellow, Faysal Itani, Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, and Saban Kardas, ORSAM President discuss the experiences of each country as outlined in ORSAM’s report. The project team visited each country and after six months of boots-on-the-ground research, found that women and children account for more than 75 percent of the refugees, making education in particular a devastating issue for the next generation of Syrians. In addition, Syrian emigrants settle not only in camps but also in cities, raising prices and lowering wages all along the Syrian borders. The discussion is moderated by Kathleen Newland, Director of the Refugee Protection Program at MPI. The panel makes the case that because of the heavy financial and social costs, Syrian displacement is not merely a problem for Syria or even the greater Middle East; the destabilization is a global problem requiring significant outreach to the global community. To read the report from ORSAM, click here: www.orsam.org.tr/en/showReport.aspx?ID=2638

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                    • Young Children of Black Immigrants in America

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                      Capping a two-year research initiative on young children in Black immigrant families from Africa and the Caribbean, this Migration Policy Institute (MPI) book launch and discussion in December 2012 features research contained in Young Children of Black Immigrants in America: Changing Flows, Changing Faces. The discussion, moderated by MPI Senior Vice President Michael Fix (book co-editor), features researchers Kevin Thomas (book co-author) of Penn State University, Randy Capps of MPI (book co-editor), Dylan Patricia Conger (book co-author) of George Washington University, and Gerald Jaynes of Yale University. Ajay Chaudry, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy in the US Department of Health and Human Services, offers a policy perspective on the research. For more on the research initiative and to buy the book, visit www.migrationpolicy.org/cbi.

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