Events 2017


August 23-25, 2017 | Berlin
March 22-23, 2018 | Cambridge, MA


Alexander Aleinikoff, Director, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School
Danielle Allen, Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University
Tanja Börzel, Director, The Transformative Power of Europe, Freie Universität Berlin
Liav Orgad, Director, Global Citizenship Law, European University Institute/WZB/IDC
Tomer Perry, Research Associate, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University
Ayelet Shachar, Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Global migration is one of the defining issues of our time. In 2017, the number of international immigrants soared to 244 million—11 percent of the total population in the developed regions. Numbers, however, are merely one factor. Other factors are the pace of migration and its character. The changes in the number, composition, and intensity of migration, coupled with profound changes in Western societies, yield one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.

In order to address the challenges, we organize two international workshops, "Migration, Citizenship, and Democracy,” which bring together a team of leading scholars from different countries and disciplines with the goal of producing a groundbreaking volume on the urgent ethical issues that these topics arise. The workshops focus on the empirical and normative developments to the concepts of citizenship and democracy that result from global migration, and the ethical dilemmas created by these developments. The topic is timely in Europe and North America, which struggle to develop standards for admission, integration, and access to citizenship. The workshops are structured to bridge institutional and geographical divides, creating a unique opportunity for scholarly exchange and academic collaboration on both sides of the Atlantic.