conference Istanbul Turkey

REFUGEES AND FORCED IMMIGRATION ’17 / II. International Interdisciplinary Conference on Refugee and Forced Immigration Studies in Social Sciences, Humanities and Art
SEPTEMBER 29-30, 2017
Istanbul, Turkey

All of the presented papers will be published in the proceedings e-book (with an ISBN number), which will be given to you in a DVD box and will be sent to be reviewed in the “Thomson & Reuters WOS’ Conference Proceedings Citation Index-CPCI”.

paris france

The French, Coming Apart
A social thinker illuminates his country’s populist divide.
Christopher Caldwell Spring 2017

https://www.city-journal.org/html/french-coming-apart-15125.html

Christophe Guilluy calls himself a geographer. 2010, with the newest, Le crépuscule de la France d’en haut (roughly: “The Twilight of the French Elite”

At the heart of Guilluy’s inquiry is globalization. Internationalizing the division of labor has brought significant economic efficiencies. But it has also brought inequalities unseen for a century, demographic upheaval, and cultural disruption. Now we face the question of what—if anything—we should do about it.

A process that Guilluy calls métropolisation has cut French society in two.

Cheap labor, tariff-free consumer goods, and new markets of billions of people have made globalization a windfall for such prosperous places. But globalization has had no such galvanizing effect on the rest of France. Cities that were lively for hundreds of years—Tarbes, Agen, Albi, Béziers—are now, to use Guilluy’s word, “desertified,”

 

TED talks on immigration

Putting humans first in the immigration debate

The heated political debate around immigration has meaningful, life-changing impacts on immigrants themselves. Jorge Ramos, a journalist for Univision and one of the top correspondents in Hispanic TV, discusses how we can debate immigration by putting immigrants themselves at the center of the story. Hosted by Vox and TED.

Posted by TED on Monday, April 24, 2017

Immigration History Research Center

https://cla.umn.edu/ihrc/immigrant-stories

Immigrant Stories helps recent immigrants and refugees create digital stories: brief videos with images, text, and audio about a personal experience. The IHRC shares and preserves these digital stories for future generations through the IHRC Archives, the Minnesota Digital Library, and the Digital Public Library of America.

Over 215 stories representing more than 45 different communities are now part of the Immigrant Stories Collection. A National Endowment for the Humanities grant is now helping us collect stories with our story-making website.

Immigration modernization

Immigration modernization a work in progress

By Mark Rockwell  Mar 16, 2017

https://fcw.com/articles/2017/03/16/uscis-systems-rockwell.aspx

Bringing paper-based systems at CIS into the digital world “remains a substantial work in progress,” said Lori Scialabba, CIS acting director at a House Homeland Security Oversight.

Using agile processes, Roth said, requires some technical expertise on the part of the agency. That technical expertise at CIS, he said, was thin. Also communications to top agency officials about potential problems weren’t efficient, which left those officials in the dark.

“If you put it out and it breaks, then pull it back, that’s not agile,” Roth said.