The Center for Migration and Development (CMD) promotes scholarship, original research, and intellectual exchange among faculty and students with an interest in international migration and national development. Established in 1998 with a founding grant from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Center is now lodged within the Office of Population Research, directed by Douglas S. Massey, and the Department of Sociology, chaired by Miguel A. Centeno. It promotes sociological and interdisciplinary research and exchange in its topical areas.
As part of its regular roster of activities, the CMD offers two Colloquium Series every year, one during the spring semester and one in the fall. The purpose of this lecture series is to provide members of the Princeton Community—including faculty members and graduate and undergraduate students but also Princeton residents and local grassroots organizations—with an opportunity to obtain state-of-the art information on issues related to migration and development. We include seasoned researchers but also young scholars conducting rigorous and timely work on a wide variety of relevant subjects. We also feature practitioners and activists whose views may enhance general knowledge and understanding of migration and development. Among other topics, the CMD Colloquium Series has showcased immigration and art in Florida and California; rural-urban migration in Latin America; the adaptation of refugees and displaced populations in Europe; the impact of residential segregation in the U.S.; and global economic trends affecting urbanization in various parts of the world. This lecture series is open to the public.
Check our Upcoming Events for the latest lecture schedule.