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Norface Migration Conference on "Migration: Global Development, New Frontiers", University College London.

Event date: Wednesday 10th April 2013 - Saturday 13th April 2013

Keynote speech, Richard Alba, City University of New York, USA. Reproduction of inequality versus openings for social change: How should we think about the looming transition to diversity in western societies? Introduction: Christian Dustmann (Scientific Director of the NORFACE Research Programme on Migration and Professor of Economics, University College London)

Academic Podium, What is the Impact of Migration on the Development Process in the Seconding Countries? How does Migration Shape Long Term Development in the Receiving Countries?, François Bourguignon (Paris School of Economics), David McKenzie (The World Bank), Kaivan Munshi (Brown University), Chair: Bob Gregory (Australian National University)

Invited Session on Migration and the Transformation of Societies, Leah Boustan (University of California, Los Angeles) and Imran Rasul (University College London). Chair: Nicole Fortin (University of British Columbia)

Academic Podium, How do Immigrants and their Children Integrate in the Host Country: A Focus on Labour Market and Socio-Cultural Aspects, Barry Chiswick (University of Illinois at Chicago), Claudia Diehl (University of Goettingen), Ayse Güveli (University of Essex). Chair: Birgit Leyendecker (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Conference Dinner Speech, The Politics and Governance of Immigration in the USA, and Future Perspectives, Speaker: Michael Chertoff (Former US Homeland Security Secretary), Chair: Charles Clarke (Former UK Home Secretary), Introduction: Christian Dustmann (Scientific Director of the NORFACE Research Programme on Migration and Professor of Economics, University College London)

Academic Podium, How to Gather and Use Data for the Analysis of Migration: Administrative, Survey-Macro and Micro-Longitudinal Data, Frédéric Docquier (Catholic University of Louvain), Frank Kalter (University of Mannheim), Xin Meng (Australian National University). Chair: Giovanni Facchini (University of Nottingham and University of Milan).

Academic Podium, A Focus on Minority Groups. How are Ethnic and Religious Identities formed within Immigrant Communities in the Host Country? In what Aspects are Members of these Groups Discriminated Against?, Jens Hainmueller (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Anthony Heath (University of Oxford), Lucinda Platt (Institute of Education), Chair: Peter Nijkamp (Free University, Amsterdam)

Invited Session on Globalisation and Migration, Tim Hatton (Australian National University) and Jeffrey Reitz (University of Toronto). Chair: Wendy Carlin (University College London).

Academic Podium, How do economies benefit from the inflow of migrants and the resulting diversity of skills?, Thomas Lemieux (The University of British Columbia), Ethan Lewis (Dartmouth College), Giovanni Peri (University of California, Davis). Chair: Steve Machin (University College London).

Academic Podium, How Families Cope with Various Forms of Migration. How are Family Ties Influenced by Transnational Living Arrangements? What Role do New Technologies Play? What is the Effect of the Resulting Cultural Mix on Childrens’ Outcomes?, Mirca Madianou (University of Leicester), Valentina Mazzucato (Maastricht University), Judi Mesman (Leiden University). Chair: Brit Oppedal (Norwegian Institute of Public Health).

Policy Event, Migration: The Key Challenge for the EU?
Speaker: Cecilia Malmström (EU Home Affairs Commissioner), Discussants: Jonathan Portes (Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research), David Metcalf (Chair of Migration Advisory Committee). Chair: Trevor Phillips (Former Chair, EHRC)
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Introduction: Christian Dustmann (Scientific Director of the NORFACE Research Programme on Migration, University College London)

Policy Podium, How should Governments Best Address Trends in Migration?
Malcolm Grant (President and Provost of University College London), Christian Dustmann (Scientific Director of the NORFACE Migration Programme), Charles Clarke (Former UK Home Secretary), Marina Del Corral Téllez (Secretary General of Immigration, Ministry of Employment and Social Security, Spain), Peter Sutherland (UN Special Representative for Migration and Development). Chair: Mark Easton (BBC Home Editor).