This workshop brings together migration specialists from Europe, Latin America, and North America. To reflect about this intriguing topic, we are convening an international workshop with experts from Latin America, North America, and Europe. The event is organized in conjunction by the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Center for Economic Research and Instruction (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE) and the Freie Universität Berlin. Because the complexity of migration requires research that is interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse the workshop is particularly interested in stimulating a debate on different ways of formulating research questions, developing methodologies and producing relevant data. The seminar thus envisions a broad discussion that brings together scholars from different nationalities, at diverse stages in their careers, who have a proven expertise and whose work is informed by a broad array of disciplines and methodologies.
Some of the questions the workshop intends to discuss include: What are the main features of contemporary migration in the Western Hemisphere?; How and why has the composition of migration flows changed?; How have states reacted to the challenges posed by new developments in the realm of migration? How are the policies implemented by states impacting migrants and their families? How have changing economic conditions in the global economy influenced migration in the region? How is civil society adapting its strategies to tackle the challenges posed by a new migratory context?