Applying the best in social science, legal and policy expertise to the complex and controversial issues raised by international migration.
August 14, 2014
Cambridge University Press has just published a new book from Professor Susan Martin, 'International Migration Trends: Evolving Trends from the Early Twentieth Century to the Present'. Since the end of World War I, governments have sought ways to address various aspects of international migration in a collaborative manner. The book examines how these efforts to increase international cooperation have evolved from the early 20th century to the present. The scope encompasses all of the components of international migration: labor migration, family reunification, refugees, human trafficking and smuggling, and newly emerging forms of displacement (including movements likely to result from global climate change). To find out more, click below.learn more
June 20, 2014
On World Refugee Day, Susan Martin reflects on the strength and resiliency of those forced to flee their homes, but also the need to ensure effective protection, and to find durable solutions so that millions of refugees and displaced persons can build better lives for themselves. Click below to read more on the Center for Disaster Philanthropy Blog.learn more
June 16, 2014
The Crisis Migration Project is pleased to publish "The Hyogo Framework, DRR and Mobility", written by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in coordination with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. To learn more and to download the paper, click below.learn more
June 5, 2014
Elizabeth Ferris, Co-Director of the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement and ISIM Affiliate, writes about our exciting work on forecasting displacement with the use of big data. Participants in this project, funded by the National Science Foundation, have spent the past nine months building interdisciplinary community and capacity to use big data to test the feasibility for creating an early warning system to detect forced migration in the context of humanitarian crises. learn more
May 1, 2014
Every week, thousands of people are compelled to move in the face of humanitarian crises, and yet for many, protection is out of reach. "Humanitarian Crises and Migration: Causes, Consequences and Responses", edited by ISIM's Susan Martin, Sanjula Weerasinghe, and Abbie Taylor brings together leading experts from multi-disciplinary backgrounds to reflect on diverse humanitarian crises and to discuss the challenges and opportunities in providing protection for these crisis migrants. This timely book, a product of ISIM's Crisis Migration Project, is now available for purchase in hardback, paperback and Kindle editions.learn more
April 28, 2014
On Friday, May 2 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, ISIM will host Addressing the Asylum Crisis: Religious Contributions to Rethinking Protection in Global Politics" with the University of Kent (UK) and the University of Groningen (Netherlands) in the Berkley Center.
Join us for a discussion of the current state of the asylum crisis and the present and potential future roles of faith-based actors and religious worldviews to rethinking responses to protection beyond the nation-state.
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The Symposium Report from our September 25th event, "Implementing Immigration Reform: Imagining the Possibilities," is now available for download. learn more
February 13, 2014
FMR 45 'Crisis', a special issue on crisis migration, is now available for download. Susan Martin, Sanjula Weerasinghe and Abbie Taylor served as special advisors in putting together the issue, which features a variety of articles on the movement-related implications of humanitarian crises. It includes practice and policy-relevant articles from ISIM's Patricia Weiss Fagen, Elzbieta Gozdziak and Alissa Walter, as well as a number of other authors affiliated with the Crisis Migration project. Click below for more information, and to download the publication. learn more