Lunchtime discussion on migration and development

Wed 04 Jul 2012, 12:00–14:00
Does migration represent a significant missed opportunity for development? How can the interests of people in developing countries be reflected in migration policy in countries like the UK? How can the international development community engage with migration issues?

Institute for Government, 2 Carlton Gardens London, SW1Y 5AA
Wednesday 4 July, 12noon - 14.00

We hope you will be able to join the Center for Global Development in Europe and the Institute for Public Policy Research for a lunchtime discussion on migration and international development.

Our guest speaker will be Michael Clemens, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, who will present his research on migration and development, and discuss its policy implications. The discussants will be Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future, and Duncan Green, Head of Research at Oxfam, to reflect how the policy debates on migration and development can be better connected.

Michael Clemens leads the Migration and Development initiative at the Center for Global Development. His current research focuses on the effects of international migration on people from and in developing countries, on rigorous impact evaluation for aid projects, and on mobility of labour as an opportunity for growth. Michael is an influential voice on the debate about the so-called 'Brain Drain', and has been successful at influencing important changes in US policy surrounding temporary worker programs for Haitians.

Sunder Katwala is the Director of British Future. He has been General Secretary of the Fabian Society, a leading writer and editor at the Observer, and Research Director at the Foreign Policy Centre. His main areas of interest include political ideas and the left, foreign policy and multiculturalism, especially the on-going debates surrounding citizenship and 'inclusive Britain'.

Duncan Green is the Senior Strategic Advisor at Oxfam GB and the author of influential book and conversational blog 'From Poverty to Power', which provides critical insights into the human and economic costs of inequality and poverty. Duncan has worked in a wide range of roles in development organisations.

A light lunch served from 12.15pm, and the meeting will start at 12.45, to finish promptly at 2pm. 

To reserve a place email ascott@cgdev.org. Please note that places are limited.

This event is in partnership with

Center for Global Development

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