Fault-lines in Immigration Policy: The Harvard-Sydney Immigration Summit 2011
26 July 2011
On 22 July, the Law School co-hosted with Harvard University and the US Studies Centre an international conference entitled: Fault-lines in Immigration Policy: The Harvard-Sydney Immigration Summit 2011. The Conference was part of a longer meeting for a range of international scholars headed by Sydney's Professor Mary Crock and Harvard University's Profess Michael Hiscox, to develop a large database of immigration and naturalization policies, the International Migration Policy and Law Analysis Database (IMPALA). The event on Friday 22 July brought together both the IMPALA experts and leading academics from Harvard in the disciplines of economics and social science. The speakers included Professor Georg Borjas and Professor Jennifer Hochschild from Harvard, Professor Michel Beine from Luxembourg, Mark Cully (Chief Economist, DIAC) and Professor Murray Goot. The event showcased the recent work or thinking of the assembled scholars to discuss three key areas of immigration policy: Skilled migration (and the balance with family migration); refugees and humanitarian flows; and integration, settlement and citizenship. The sold out event was opened with an address by the Secretary of the Department of Immigration, Mr Andrew Metcalf. The conference podcast will be available on the website of the US Studies Centre and the webcast and papers will be put up on the IMPALA website, when it goes live in August.