MPI Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence in Global Migration Policy


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MPI Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence in Global Migration Policy

  1. 1. Welcome MPI 10th Anniversary Celebration Knight Conference Center, The Newseum Washington, DC April 19th, 2012
  2. 2. 10th Anniversary Host Committee Co-Chairs The Honorable Michael Chertoff The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio The Honorable Carlos M. Gutierrez Jessica Tuchman Mathews His Excellency Ernesto Zedillo
  3. 3. 10th Anniversary Host Committee Suzette Brooks Masters Jeanne Butterfield Bo Cooper Lee Culpepper Maria Echaveste Austin T. Fragomen Jerry Gonzalez Wade Henderson Annette Heuser Taryn Higashi Bob Hildreth Marielena Hincapié Laura Foote Reiff Anthony Romero George Rupp Denyse Sabagh Angelica Salas Andrew Selee Frank Sharry Ruby Takanishi C. Stewart Verdery, Jr. Paul W. Virtue James W. Ziglar Chung-Wha Hong Tamar Jacoby Benjamin E. Johnson Marlene M. Johnson Donald M. Kerwin Alan Kraut Warren Leiden Antonio Maciel Geri Mannion Eliseo Medina Eva Millona Maria Odom
  4. 4. 10th Anniversary Sponsors Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Service Employees International Union Walmart Western Union . Leader
  5. 5. 10th Anniversary Sponsors Bertelsmann Foundation Kathleen Newland Demetrios G. Papademetriou US Chamber of Commerce Partner
  6. 6. 10th Anniversary Sponsors 21st Century ILGWU Heritage Fund Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP Michael Fix Margie McHugh Doris Meissner UNITE HERE USCCB Migration and Refugee Services Patron
  7. 7. 10th Anniversary Sponsors Friend American Council on International Personnel America’s Voice Suzette Brooks Masters Muzaffar Chishti Bo Cooper Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman Greenberg Traurig, LLP ImmigrationWorks USA Warren Leiden Antonio Maciel Gregory Maniatis & Nina Teicholz Geri Mannion Michelle Mittelstadt Curt and Piper Moffatt Monument Policy Group NAFSA: Association of International Educators New York Immigration Coalition Marie Price Denyse Sabagh, Esq. Andrew Selee & Alejandra Vallejo Bob & Ann Szabo Gale & C.C. Wright James W. & Linda K. Ziglar
  8. 8. 10th Anniversary Sponsors Kate Brosnan and Sabina Kay Simon Burrow Lorrie Dartoozos The Most Reverend Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio Hal and Sally Furman Patricia Godley Supporter Hernández-Stern Family Fund Edward Kissam Paul Ladd CJ Lake, LLC Ober Kaler Grimes & Shriver Jeffrey Scruggs Juan P. Osuna and Wendy Young
  9. 9. 10th Anniversary Sponsors Edward Alden Mike Becraft Merrick Bobb Marshall M. Bouton Monica Boyd Giuseppe Callovi Nancy Lee Frydland Erika de la Garza Kim Hamilton Dirk Hoerder James R. Jones Donor Jorge Madrazo Sarah J. Mahler David A. Martin Ricardo A. Martinez Kathleen Meagher Meridian Imaging Solutions Robert Mocny John Olson, Lincoln Property Company, Tenant Brokerage Katherine Vaughns
  10. 10. MPI’s Founders Demetrios G. Papademetriou Kathleen Newland
  11. 11. Board of Trustees The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio Chair of the Board Joseph Chamie Warren R. Leiden Antonio L. Maciel Andrés Rozental Lidia Soto-Harmon Rita Süssmuth Antonio Vitorino Kathleen Newland Demetrios G. Papademetriou .
  12. 12. Timeline of Major Events in MPI’s First Decade
  13. 13. MPI Is Established Late 2001 From its beginnings as the International Migration Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Migration Policy Institute is established by Co-Founders Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Kathleen Newland as an independent, nonpartisan think tank dedicated solely to the study of international migration. Timeline
  14. 14. MPI’s work is organized around four research pillars:  Migration Management  Refugee Protection/Int’l Humanitarian Response  North American Borders and Migration Agenda  Immigrant Settlement and Integration
  15. 15. MPI launches a unique new online journal, the Migration Information Source May 2002 Timeline
  16. 16. America’s Challenge Domestic Security, Civil Liberties, and National Unity After September 11 June 2003 In the wake of the devastating terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, MPI provides a comprehensive analysis of the US government’s post- 9/11 immigration measures from three distinct perspectives: effectiveness in fighting terrorism; impact on civil liberties; and effect on America’s perception of itself as a nation of immigrants. Timeline
  17. 17. First Immigration Law and Policy Conference April 2004 MPI partners with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and Georgetown University Law Center to host the now-annual immigration conference. Timeline
  18. 18. Co-chaired by former Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-MI) and former Congressman Lee Hamilton (D-IN), the Task Force brought together key immigration leaders to propose a modern-era U.S. immigration system that would work for all constituent elements of society. Launch of the Independent Task Force on Immigration and America’s Future June 2005Timeline
  19. 19. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees and former Prime Minister of Portugal, in his first visit to Washington as High Commissioner, outlines the urgent issues of protection, assistance, and solutions for refugees and IDPs in a speech at MPI. MPI Hosts Newly Appointed António Guterres UN High Commissioner for Refugees July 2005 Timeline
  20. 20. June 2006 The Independent Task Force on Immigration and America’s Future, which includes members such as Sens. Edward Kennedy and John McCain, releases its recommendations in an influential final report: Immigration and America’s Future: A New Chapter Timeline
  21. 21. The National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy’s goals are to focus attention on issues raised by immigrant integration and to build a more coherent and knowledge-driven field of researchers, community leaders, government officials, and other stakeholders. MPI Establishes the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy February 2007 Timeline
  22. 22. MPI’s hub of immigration statistics is a powerful resource for migration professionals, media, and others. The MPI Data Hub provides U.S. and international data tools that track immigration trends and populations worldwide. MPI Data Hub releases its first e-newsletter February 2007 Timeline
  23. 23. MPI and the Bertelsmann Stiftung co-convene a transatlantic task force to promote thoughtful immigration policies and assess and respond to the profound challenges of integrating immigrants and building stronger communities on both sides of the Atlantic. Launch of the Transatlantic Task Force on Immigration and Integration March 2007Timeline
  24. 24. April 2007 MPI’s First Expansion With the growing number of program and research initiatives, MPI’s office expands its staff, office space, and conference facilities. Timeline
  25. 25. MPI’s deep engagement with the 2006 UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development leads to participation in the first GFMD, and a growing role for MPI in future GFMDs. MPI Organizes Workshops for First Global Forum on Migration and Development July 2007 migration_development.php Timeline
  26. 26. The Transatlantic Council on Migration is a unique, deliberative body that examines vital policy issues and informs migration policymaking processes across the Atlantic community. The Bertelsmann Stiftung is the Council’s policy partner. MPI Launches its Transatlantic Council on Migration April 2008 Timeline
  27. 27. The Initiative is producing detailed policy recommendations on how the United States should rethink its immigration policy in the light of what is known about the economic impact of immigration. October 2008 MPI Convenes the First Meeting of its Labor Markets Initiative The Labor Markets Initiative is a comprehensive, policy-focused review of the role of immigration in the labor market. Timeline
  28. 28. The E Pluribus Unum Prizes national awards program recognizes exceptional U.S. immigrant integration initiatives of all types, whether led by nonprofits, businesses, public agencies, or others. MPI awards the first E Pluribus Unum Prizes May 2009 Timeline
  29. 29. MPI launches its Leadership Visions speakers series with Homeland Security Assistant Secretary John Morton, who details his agenda for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The heads of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, as well as other key officials, later took part as well. January 2010 Timeline
  30. 30. MPI’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy offers a new resource that chronicles the growth and academic performance of the ELL student population across the United States. Launch of the English Language Learner (ELL) Information Center August 2010 Timeline
  31. 31. MPI announces a partnership with the European University Institute to launch a comparative research project on ways the U.S. and Europe can address major immigration challenges. U.S. and European Immigration Systems Project February 2011 immigrationsystems Timeline
  32. 32. MPI’s Migrants, Migration, and Development Program partners with the State Department to organize the first Secretary’s Global Diaspora Forum May 2011 research/migration_development.php Timeline
  33. 33. MPI is a Founding Partner in IdEA, working with the State Department to launch and incubate the alliance. At the Global Diaspora Forum, Secretary of State Clinton announces the creation of the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) May 2011 Timeline
  34. 34. Co-chaired by former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, and former Guatemalan Vice President Eduardo Stein, the Study Group aims to act as a virtual think tank to the region’s policymakers. MPI and the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars launch the Regional Migration Study Group May 2011 Carlos Gutierrez Ernesto Zedillo Eduardo Stein Timeline
  35. 35. February 2012 MPI Europe Is Born MPI Europe is an independent research institute, based in Brussels, that aims to provide a better understanding of migration in Europe and thus promote effective policymaking. Timeline
  36. 36. Thank YouWith deep appreciation for the support from funders, friends, and interested audiences, the Migration Policy Institute looks ahead to its second decade. Thanks for making the first one such a success!