Understanding the development-migration nexus

The University Colloquium on the Global South will host a panel presentation, titled "The International Network on Migration and Development: Generating Spaces for Critical Analyses of Transnational Social Transformation". This presentation will take place Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 2:30 to 4:30pm, in 305 York Lanes.

The Red Internacional de Migración y Desarrollo (RIMD), based in Zacatecas, Mexico, is a network that links scholars, advocates, policymakers and migrant-led organizations who are interested in critical analysis of the development-migration nexus. The RIMD sponsors both workshops and international colloquia, publishes a journal and hosts a frequently visited Web site (www.migracionydesarrollo.org) to present research on the issue. This presentation will introduce the RIMD. Panelists will then present their current research in the area of migration and development.

Raul Delgado Wise will present on "Opening the Pandora Box of Migration and Development". Wise received his doctorate in social sciences from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently Director of the Doctoral Program in Development Studies at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas in Mexico. A researcher for 25 years, he has published eight books, and over 80 essays. He has been guest lecturer in Canada, the US, Germany, Netherlands, Great Britain, Spain and various Latin American countries. He has also received the "Maestro Jesús Silva Herzog" prize for his research in economics.

Fernando Lozano Ascencio, whose research is titled "Remittances, Official Discourse and Development in Mexico", has investigated topics related to Mexico-United States migration for the past 15 years. He has published three books and over 20 essays in Mexico, Germany and the US. He has been a professor at the Centre for Multidisciplinary Research at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) since 1999, where he has developed research projects, examining migration from the Mexican state of Morelos to the United States.

Organizer and Chair Luin Goldring is a professor in York’s Department of Sociology. She has been studying the social and economic aspects of Mexico-US migration since 1988. Her most recent research examins relations between the Mexican state and Mexicans in the US, focusing on the citizenship practices of transmigrants in home-town organizations based in Los Angeles. Goldring’s teaching areas include transnational migration, race and ethnicity and the sociology of development.

The University Colloquium on the Global South is an open space for debate and critical inquiry for students, faculty members, NGOs, social activists and policy makers. Colloquia are free and do not require pre-registration.

For information or to register for updates, visit the University Consortium on the Global South Web site or contact Joelle Reid at joelle@yorku.ca.

This event is co-sponsored by International Development Studies, by Latin American and Caribbean Studies and by Atkinson School of Social Sciences.