Conferencias de interés para investigadores RIMP

Immigration to Major Immigrant-Receiving Countries: Immigrant and Host Perspectives Small Group Conference

Esta conferencia es organizada en forma conjunta por “The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues y la Society of Australasian Social Psychologists.”. En este evento se juntan figuras muy relevantes de la psicología social abordando el tema de la inmigración desde la perspectiva de la sociedad de acogida.Descargue el programa aqui

Pathways to Prosperity 2016 National Conference es una conferencia sobre migración en Canadá, la que se realizará en Ottawa entre el primero y segundo día de diciembre. El tema de este año es “Shaping Immigration to Canada: Learning from the Past and a Vision for the Future.” Al igual que en los años anteriores, este evento reune al gobierno central, regional y local con investigadores de más de 50 universidades alrededor del mundo. Para más información clickear en esta página.


Race on the Move: Brazilian Migrants and the Global Reconstruction of Race. By Tiffany D. Joseph

racemoveRace on the Move is a book on first generation Brazilian return migrants and their “transnational racial optic.”

Joseph addresses the question of how migrants rely on racial ideals from the sending country (Brazil) to negotiate race as undocumented immigrants in the receiving country (United States) and, how they use ideals from the United States to re-adapt to race in Brazil.

To explore this question, the author conducted interviews with white and black return migrants in Brazil’s highest immigrant-sending region, Governador Valadares (GV).

In the United States, Brazilian migrants are undocumented, racialized as Hispanic/Latino and lumped with such ethnics, and reside in low-income, racially segregated neighborhoods. They experience first hand what they call a US obsession with the racial categories “white,” “black,” and “Latino.” Upon return migrating, however, most white informants adopted their pre-migrant classification, and most black and brown migrants did the same.

As they return from the United States to Brazil more identify as white (high status) or black (politicization) and much fewer as Latino/brown. In broad structural terms, Joseph finds that while black return migrants always knew that a “racial democracy” did not exist in Brazil, whites crystallize this view post-migration after seeing more high-status black Americans.

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100 Resilient Cities, build capacity to better integrate “all” urban neighbors

resilienceaction100citiesUrban Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.

100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic stresses experienced by cities around the World.

Examples of these stresses include high unemployment; an overtaxed or inefficient public transportation system; endemic violence; or chronic food and water shortages. By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, a city becomes more able to respond to adverse

By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, a city becomes better able to respond to adverse events and is overall better able to deliver basic functions in both good times and bad, to all populations.

The October 2016 report profiles three cities’ efforts to institutionalize resilience thinking. New Orleans, U.S.A. has embedded resilience thinking into the design, budgeting, and planning of the city. Melbourne, Australia has mainstreamed a resilience practice by building coalitions with regional governments and by educating and empowering key sectors to adopt and integrate resilience thinking into their work. Semarang, Indonesia has taken a vertical integration approach—institutionalizing resilience by engaging with its national government and ministries to embed resilience thinking into national plans and priorities.

Read the complete report here.