Seminar Series

Tuesdays • 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Room 203, Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven, CT 
*Fall 2021 Seminars will be hosted online via Zoom and on campus

Fall 2021 | Spring 2021 | Fall 2020 | Spring 2020Fall 2019 | Spring 2019

Fall 2021

september 28

The Return of Pachamama
James A. RobinsonUniversity of Chicago, Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and Harris School of Public Policy

october 12

Global Mobile Inventors
Dany Bahar
Brown University, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

october 26

Understanding the causal impact of climate on human conflict
Marshall Burke
Stanford University - Department of Earth System Science and Center on Food Security and the Environment 

november 2

Activism from Exile: How Activists Abroad Influence Politics Back Home
Elizabeth Nugent, Yale University – Department of Political Science

november 16

Prevalence, Predictors and Treatment of Mental Health Problems in Syrian Refugee Children
Michael Pluess, Queen Mary University of London - Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

december 7

When does Migration Law Discriminate against Women?
Catherine Briddick, University of Oxford - Refugee Studies Centre, Department of International Development

Spring 2021

March 2

Prison or Sanctuary? An Evaluation of Camps for Syrian Refugees
Thomas Ginn, Center for Global Development

march 16

Refugee-led Responses to Overlapping Precarity: Views from North Lebanon
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh,
University College London – Migration Research Unit

april 13

Growing up Under Forced Displacement: Evidence from Bangladesh and Jordan
Sarah Baird and Professor Jennifer Seager,
George Washington University – Department of Global Health

april 27

The Causes and Consequences of Ethnic Violence in Myanmar
Paula López Peña
, Yale University – Refugee Program and Department of Economics 

May 4

Impacts of a Refugee Shelter Program: Experimental Evidence from the Syrian Refugee Life Survey
Edward Miguel
, University of California, Berkeley – Department of Economics and Center for Effective Global Action

Fall 2020


Creating Coexistence: Intergroup Contact and Soccer in Post-ISIS Iraq 
Salma Mousa, Stanford University – Immigration Policy Lab and Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law 


Outsourcing Otherness: Race and Belonging in the Morocco-EU Border 
Leslie Gross-Wyrtzen, Yale University – Council for African Studies 


A Market for Work Permits 
Martin Ravallion, Georgetown University – Department of Economics 


Family-Based Mental Health Promotion for Somali Bantu and Bhutanese Refugees: Results of a Feasibility and Acceptability Trial 
Theresa Betancourt, Boston University – School of Social Work, and Harvard Medical School 


Gang Rule: Understanding and Countering Criminal Governance 
Chris Blattman, University of Chicago – Pearson Institute and Harris Public School 


Brothers or Invaders? How Crisis-Driven Migrants Shape Voting Behavior 
Sandra Rozo, University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business

Spring 2020 


Let Them In: Representing Refugees in the Age of the Invisible Wall
Julie Kornfeld, Yale University – Law School and Refugee Rights and Stephen Poellot, Yale University – Law School and Fordham University School of Law


The Preferred Solution? Repatriation and the Resolution of Refugee Situations
Megan Bradley, McGill University - Department of Political Science and Institute for the Study of International Development


Refugee Compacts: Bridging Evidence, Policy, and Politics for More Sustainable Approaches to Protracted Displacement 
Cindy Huang, Refugees International 


Allowing Migrants to Work: Impacts of Giving Job Permits in Labor Markets 
Ana María Ibáñez, Inter-American Development Bank 


Early Childhood Development in the Syrian and Rohingya Refugee Response Regions
Hiro Yoshikawa, New York University – Applied Psychology and Alice Wuermli, New York University – Low-Income Countries Program 
* Wednesday, 1:00-2:30pm School of Management - EVANS Hall, 165 Whitney Avenue, 2400 Class of 1980 Classroom


Family-Based Mental Health Promotion for Somali Bantu and Bhutanese Refugees: Results of a Feasibility and Acceptability Trial
Theresa Betancourt, Boston University – School of Social Work and Harvard Medical School

* Postponed to November 3rd, 2020

Fall 2019


The Politics of Migration in Modern Egypt
Gerasimos Tsourapas,
 University of Birmingham - Middle East Politics, and Harvard University - Center for European Studies

October 8

Not Only in the Mediterranean: Humanitarian Challenges of Migration in and Out of Africa
Steven W. Smith
, Duke University - Department of African and African American Studies

October 22*

India’s National Register Process in Assam: The Idea of Citizenship and the Future of Those Declared Non-Citizens
Sushant Singh, Indian Express Newspaper
* Room 241, Rosenkranz Hall (RKZ), 115 Prospect Street

October 29*

Hosting the Rohingya
C. Austin Davis, American University - Department of Economics, and Yale University – MacMillan Center
* Room 241, Rosenkranz Hall (RKZ), 115 Prospect Street

November 5

Migration Policies at the Crossroads: Between Nationalist and Populist Repression and Long-Term Strategic ‘Facilitation’ of Mobility
François Crépeau, McGill University - Faculty of Law and Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

November 15 - FRIDAY*

The Political Value of Time
Elizabeth Cohen, Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
* Room 241, Rosenkranz Hall (RKZ), 115 Prospect Street

Spring 2019

January 16

New Methods of Discussing Gender Norm Change and Sensitive Subjects: A Case Study of Body Map Panels with South Sudanese refugees
Hilary Matfess, Yale University - Department of Political Science

Instrumentalizing Mental Health in Jordan: International Aid, Practitioners, and the Syrian Refugee
Erik Kramer, Yale University - School of Medicine

January 23

Dangerous Alliances-Cooperation Between the EU and Third States in Migration
Lena Riemer
, Yale University - Yale Fox International Fellowship

February 20

Crimes of Rescue: Humanitarian Smuggling and the Limits of Legitimate Criminalization
Violeta Moreno-Lax, 
Queen Mary University of London - School of Law

February 27

Understanding Legal Recourse for Refugees in Turkey
Pilar Brito,
 Yale University - Law School

Catherine L. Crooke, Yale University - Law School
April 3

Child Protection and Migration: The Human Rights Consequences of the European Migration Policy
Vasileia Digidiki Lucero, Harvard University - School of Public Health

aPRIL 10
Janine Kara, Yale University - School Public Health
Nishin Nathwani, Yale University - Department of Political Science
Niraj Nathwani, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights