“Right to Move” conference Dec 12-13 in Tokyo

I’ll be speaking at the “Right to Move: Debating the Ethics of Global Migration” conference at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, December 12-13th, 2009, organized by Carnegie Council Global Policy Innovations and Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture.

Here’s a description of my presentation:

Linking Ethics and Self-Interest in Human Mobility
Facing demographic and economic challenges, countries around the world are reconsidering the policies that govern migrant rights: the basis on which people are allowed to enter a country, the access that non-citizens have to services and rights, and the ability of non-citizens to naturalize. What are the consequences for citizens, societies, and economies of the decisions they make about who gets the right to move? How do limitations on the rights of others to move to a country, to become citizens, and to participate in the workforce and in social and political structures affect established citizens of those countries? What are the most ethical regimes involving human mobility—and how do they compare to policies that might maximize the well-being of citizens and non-citizens?

Panel descriptions and biographies are HERE

You can find the full agenda HERE

Who Gets A Voice?: Immigrants and Civic Engagement

Title: Who Gets A Voice?: Immigrants and Civic Engagement
Location: New York City
Link out: Click here
Description: I’ll be moderating a public debate Tuesday evening, June 30, hosted by the World Policy Institute and Demos with panelists Maria Teresa Petersen of Voto Latino; Tamar Jacoby, Immigration Works USA; Gara Lamarche, Atlantic Philanthropies; and Hiroshi Motomura, UCLA and Author of Americans in Waiting. For more details and to register, follow the link.
Start Time: 6:00
Date: 2009-06-30
End Time: 8:30


I’ve written a chapter in the new book, GETTING IMMIGRATION RIGHT: WHAT EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO KNOW, edited by David Coates and Peter Siavalis and published by Potomac Press. My chapter deals with changing conceptions of citizenship, based on some of the work I did during my 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship. It’s about the ways in which nations around the globe are changing laws and customs governing who is allowed to become a citizen and how the naturalization process works, even as they debate the shifting norms about the rights and responsibilities that citizenship entails.

Please pick up a copy of the book at your favorite bookstore or online!

The book is based on a conference that David and Peter organized in Fall 2007 at Wake Forest University. Here’s the video of my session with Mark Miller (I start speaking at around 28:00)

Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2009

Click below for a summary and more video excerpts of the workshop on “Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2009” at which I was a panelist on January 13, 2009, along with Ian Bremmer and Art Kleiner:


Here’s video of the full event: http://www.cceia.org/resources/video/data/000103

Video and audio from earlier public appearances

Here are links to video and audio from earlier public appearances

“Migration and Interdependence,” comments from September 9-10, 2007 Interdependence Day Summit, Mexico City. Video. On “economics and civil society” from the same conference – Video.

October 4, 2007. Panelist at Wake Forest Immigration Conference “Immigration: Recasting the Debate” Audio/video available HERE

June 27, 2007. Book talk at Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop in Milwaukee, WI. Video.

April 27, 2007. Keynote Address, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee webcast.