Seminar Series

Tuesdays • 2:30 pm
Room 203, Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven, CT 
*Spring 2021 Seminars will be hosted online via Zoom

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

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