Dr. Papademetriou, President of the Migration Policy Institute, on International Migration
Dr. Papademetriou, President of the Migration Policy Institute, on International Migration

On Tuesday, November 1, 2005, Dr. Demetrios Papademetriou, President of the Migration Policy Institute discussed the challenges and controversies associated with international migration. Students from the C.D. Hylton High School joined the discussion and shared their reflections on this important topic.

Video Clip: How has globalization made migration a more controversial issue in the United States?

Video Clip: Is migration similar or different in Europe?

Video Clip: What are the biggest misconceptions about migration?

Video Clip: The brain drain is not a new phenomenon. 1/4 to 1/2 of the college-educated nationals of Ghana, Mozambique, Kenya, Nicaragua and El Salvador choose to leave their home countries and live in OECD countries. How can these and other developing countries reverse this trend?

Video Clip: How does migration facilitate transnationalism

Video Clip: Are immigrants in the same economic position today as those in the past?

Video Clip: What are some policy recommendations to handle migration?

Video Clip: What are remittances and why are they important

To view the full interview with Dr. Papademetriou in Windows Media, click here.

After the interview was conducted, the students of C.D. Hylton High School shared their reflections on migration. To view their comments, click here.

We would like to thank Dr. Papademetriou for his time and insight. To learn more about him and his organization, please visit the Migration Policy Institute website: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/.

We would also like to thank Dan Manatt for videotaping the interview.