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Book Launch

Diaspora, Development, and Democracy: The Domestic Impact of International Migration from India

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The U.S. is moving closer to reforming of its immigration policies for skilled workers.  What happens to developing countries when their skilled workers become more internationally mobile?  CGD non-resident fellow Devesh Kapur’s new book offers a nuanced portrait of migration’s effects on India, far beyond a simplistic notion of ‘brain drain’. This unique study combines a rich understanding of economic and political forces, and highlights a paradox: While international migration is a cause and consequence of globalization, its effects on countries of origin depend largely on factors internal to those countries.  Kapur’s work advances CGD’s Migration and Development Initiative, which works to build rigorous evidence on the development consequences of migration policy.

On Wednesday, October 20, 2010, the Center for Global Development was pleased to to host the book launch of Diaspora, Development, and Democracy: The Domestic Impact of International Migration from India featuring author Devesh Kapur. Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development provided the opening remarks, while Senior Fellow Michael Clemens chaired the event and served as a discussant. Arvind Subramanian, Joint Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development and the Peterson Institute for International Economics also served as a discussant.

 

 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
2:00pm to 4:00pm