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Migration and Development in Comparative Perspective: Causes and Consequences of Cross-border Movements


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Lecture by Alejandro Portes, Princeton University

Alejandro Portes is Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of (Emeritus) Sociology at Princeton University and Professor of Law and Distinguished Scholar of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami. Portes is the author of more than 250 articles and chapters on national development, international migration, Latin American and Caribbean urbanization, and economic sociology. His most recent books are The State and the Grassroots; Immigrant Transnational in Four Continents with P. Fernandez-Kelly, Berghahn Books 2015 and Spanish Legacies: the Coming of Age of the Second Generation (with R. Aparicio and W. Haller, California Press 2016), and The Global Edge: Miami in the XVI Century (with Ariel C. Armony, California Press 2018). His current research is on the adaptation process of the immigrant second generation in comparative perspective, the role of institutions on national development, and the comparative study of global cities.

This public webinar is presented in conjunction with the UCLA fall course "Asian Community: Intra-Asian Migration, Diaspora-Homeland Interaction, and Identity Formation," with generous funding from the Eurasia Foundation (from Asia).

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Published: Monday, June 21, 2021