Emerging Diaspora Opportunities and Challenges
- Washington, DC. May 10, 2016. Organized by KNOMAD (Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development) & the World Bank, a workshop on “Emerging Diaspora Opportunities and Challenges: Host and Home Countries” takes place: Concept note and program.
- Klaus F. Zimmermann (Harvard University and UNU-MERIT) will present and discuss in the session “First generation, second generation diaspora: mobility, opportunities and challenges“.
- The debate will include recent efforts to obtain a better understanding of the demographic profile and educational and income mobility (particularly given the recent participation of diaspora youth in conflicts in the Middle East). The panelists will discuss the importance of labor market integration challenges and strategies for advancing first generation migration who do not fit into their new society and second generation diaspora that is not integrated.
Society of Government Economists Annual Conference
- Washington, DC. May 13, 2016. Organized by the US “Society of Government Economists” (SGE), the annual conference will take place at the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington DC. The conference will be opened by President Amelie Constant (Temple University). The keynote speaker is John Abowd (Census Bureau and Cornell University), who will speak about “The Fate of Empirical Economics When All Data Are Private“. Program and register.
- Klaus F. Zimmermann (Harvard University and UNU-MERIT) will present papers on:
- “Left Behind but Doing Good? Civic Engagement in Two Post-Socialist Countries” with Milena Nikolova (IZA) and Monica Roman (Bucharest University)
- “The European Refugee Crisis: Policy Challenges and Perspectives“