Implementing Migration Policy: Excavating the Administrative and Bureaucratic Processes Behind Migrant Admissions and Deportation

Monday, May 2, 2022 1:00pm to Tuesday, May 3, 2022 5:00pm
IGS Library, Moses Hall
Berkeley CA 94704

The question of how to effectively manage international migration is one of the most difficult tasks facing governments in today's globalized world. While much attention is paid to the ways politicians and activist groups influence immigration policy, commentators often overlook the  

importance of the administrative actors, such as bureaucrats, tasked with implementing decisions.  Often hidden from public view, these individuals operate behind the scenes to transform formal policy into on-the-ground practices which impact migrant populations in a variety of ways. 

The Canadian Studies Program invites you to attend a series of conversations bringing together acclaimed senior and emerging scholars to evaluate different immigration policies in a global context. Participants will discuss how bureaucratic agencies and civil society organizations influence immigration policy and resettlement in developed countries in North America, Europe, and East Asia. Featured scholars include: 

Yasmeen Abu-Laban | Angie Bautista-Chavez | Geoffrey Cameron | Erin Aeran Chung Els de Graauw | Antje Ellermann | Nicholas A. R. Fraser | Angela García | Rebecca Hamlin Tomás Jiménez | Jennifer Jones | Jaeeun Kim | Nora Kim 

To view the full list of scheduled sessions and speakers, please visit our website below.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend; questions may be directed to canada [at]

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If you require an accommodation for effective communication or information about campus  mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact us at  canada [at] at least 7-10 days in advance of the event. 

This conference is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Canadian Consulate General in  San Francisco; the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law; the Institute of East Asian Studies;  the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); the Institute of Governmental Studies; the Center for  the Study of Law and Society; the Othering & Belonging Institute; the Center for Race & Gender; the  Institute for the Study of Societal Issues; the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative; Global, International and Area Studies; the Social Science Matrix; the Institute of European Studies; and the  Institute of International Studies.