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Business and the state: Migration policies, diversity and integration

The Centre for Migrations and Citizenship
of the French Institute for International Relations

in collaboration with

The Embassy of the United States in Paris, France

And with the support of Veolia Environmental Services

 Are pleased to invite you to their international conference

Business and the state:

Migration policies, diversity and integration


On Friday, 13th of January 2012, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
at Ifri
27 rue de la Procession, 75015 Paris / Métro Volontaires (line 12) or Pasteur (line 6)
Phone : +33 (1)1 40 61 60 00

Special Guests

Lieutenant General Thomas BOSTICK, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, U.S. Army, United States

Jesus “Chuy” GARCIA, Cook County Commissioner, Chicago, United States

Pascal DECARY, Group Human Resources Manager, Veolia Environmental Services, France

Kathleen NEWLAND, Co-Founder, Migration Policy Institute; Manager, International Diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA), United States

See the full program

Migration policies impact the economic sector: they shape the numbers and profile of foreigners entering a national economic market, their reception conditions, and they influence the needs and nature of an adequate diversity strategy. But the impact of economic actors on the making of migration policies is less certain:

What role can and do economic actors play in the elaboration of migration policies?

This question is at the core of this international conference, which examines what could be learned from a country, the United States, whose migration and integration policies strongly differ from those of France. Former State Senator and now Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia will address the role that economic actors can play in the making of migration policies. At the other end of the migration process, 3-star U.S. Army General Bostick will share with us his insight on the diversity recruitment strategies of one of the nation’s largest recruiters, whose policies in terms of diversity have often been groundbreaking.

 This conference will be held in English.

To register, please fill in the registration form on Ifri’s website here.

Registration is exclusively accepted through internet and will be confirmed by email.

Regstration will be closed on January, 11th, 2012.

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