Migration & Immigration

  • Online
  • 16:00-17:30

This event will analyse trends in migration, both voluntary and involuntary, its key causes and consequences, and the effectiveness of policies in Latin America.

Migration & Immigration

Migration and immigration patterns present both challenges and opportunities for Latin America's governments, economies and people. The region's varying trends - ranging from voluntary migration for work to movement spurred by ongoing conflict and crisis - have as many consequences as they do causes.

Join Canning House for our panel discussion as we look to assess...

How effectively have Latin American governments responded to key trends?

What are the region's drivers of voluntary and involuntary migration?

How does Latin America fit into global migration patterns?

...and other important questions.

This event will be presented on Zoom.

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Our panel


Diego Beltrand

Special Envoy of the Director General for the Regional Response to the Venezuelan Situation, International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

Thomas Liebig

Senior Migration Specialist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Dr Marcia Vera Espinoza

Lecturer in Human Geography, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

Event Agenda

  • Migration & Immigration

  • Words of welcome from Cristina Cortes, Canning House CEO

  • Introduction and Refugees with Dr Marcia Vera Espinoza

  • Regional implications of the Venezuelan outflows with Diego Beltrand

  • Lessons from the Experiences of OECD Countries with Thomas Liebig

  • Questions & Answers


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24/03 Update on our Events Programme

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16/03 Message from the CEO

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The Speakers

Diego Beltrand

Special Envoy of the Director General for the Regional Response to the Venezuelan Situation, IOM

Dr Marcia Vera Espinoza

Lecturer in Human Geography, QMUL

Thomas Liebig

Senior Migration Specialist, OECD

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