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World in View: Migration and Democracy in the Global South

  • Monday, November 30, 2020
  • 12:00 PM
  • Zoom link will be provided

This discussion led by Dr. Joseph Wright (Penn State), Dr. Abel Escribà-Folch (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Catalunya), and Covadonga Meseguer (Migration University Institute at ICADE) examines global migration and the political consequences of this mass movement of people and money, with a focus on the Global South. Human migration, particularly from and within the Global South, is likely to accelerate in the next half century, with profound consequences for human development and the future of democracy.

Abel Escribà-Folch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences of Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Catalunya) who has conducted extensive research in comparative politics, comparative political economy, and authoritarian politics. Covadonga Meseguer, is an Associate Professor in International Political Economy and the Migration University Institute at ICADE (Madrid, Spain) and member of the Juan March Institute for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (Madrid, Spain). She teaches courses on International Political Economy and on Political Economy of International Migration. Joseph Wright is Professor, Department of Political Science and Co-Director, Global and International Studies (GLIS) Program.

Please note: Registration for events in this series is required and, given the topics and speakers, we anticipate interest to be high. For this reason, each event is limited to 25 Scholars and early registration is strongly encouraged. Participants of each event will also receive a complimentary electronic gift card.

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Sarah Lyall-Combs
Schreyer Scholar Annie Liu

I was looking at a lot of other big schools, and they were all places where I could’ve done my double major in music and science. When I got into Schreyer, however, I realized I wouldn’t have all these opportunities provided here at other schools, and that really elevated Penn State for me.

Annie Liu '21 Biology

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