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World in View: Migration and Democracy

  • Monday, March 22, 2021
  • 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

A World in View discussion led by Dr. Joseph Wright (Penn State), Dr. Abel Escribà-Folch (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Catalunya), and Dr. Covadonga Meseguer (ICADE, Madrid, Spain)

The discussion examines global migration and the political consequences of this mass movement of people and money. We discuss how worker remittances – money migrants send home – differ from other types of international financial flows and then explore whether migration from the Global South shapes democracy differently in the Global South and in the Global North.

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 of the Global and International Studies (GLIS) Program.

The presenters are the authors of Migration and Democracy: How Remittances Undermine Dictatorship (forthcoming in 2021, with Princeton University Press).

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 students and early registration is strongly encouraged. Scholar attendees will receive a complimentary electronic gift card.

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