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Demography of Unauthorized Immigration around the World

Apr 22

This one-day conference will be held at the Pew Research Center, 1615 L Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20036 (just before the beginning of the 2020 PAA Annual Meeting). No travel support is available for this conference.

For years, Pew Research Center has been at the forefront of estimating the number and characteristics of unauthorized immigrants in the United States. Demographic methods and population estimation for this population, however, has received somewhat less attention in other countries. To that end, the Center is convening experts from around the world to discuss demographic and methodological issues in researching the size and characteristics of the unauthorized immigrant populations.

Several of the Center’s researchers, including Jeffrey S. Passel, Mark Hugo Lopez, Neil Ruiz and Phillip Connor will be participating in the conference. Some of the other participants include:

  • Olga Chudinovskikh, Laboratory Head, Laboratory of Economics of Population and Demography, Moscow State University 
  • Marcela Cerrutti, Director, Centro de Estudios de Poblacion, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
  • Katharine Donato, Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University 
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci, Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing, Regent’s University London 
  • Ayman Zohry, President, Egyptian Society for Migration Studies (EGYMIG) 

The one-day conference is expected to have about 40 to 50 participants. There will be plenary and parallel sessions where selected participants will present their research. The conference will be 9am to 5:30pm on April 22, 2020 at the Pew Research Center offices in Washington, D.C. In order to participate in the conference, you must have a paper selected for presentation. There are no conference fees and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Travel, lodging and additional meals are not included. 

The timing of the conference coincides with IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington, D.C. the week before the Center’s conference. Also, the Population Association of America’s annual conference April 22-25, 2020, also in Washington, D.C. will occur following the Center’s conference. 

Event information
Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center, 1615 L Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C.