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Seminar “Trends and Attitudes towards Migration Globally” (April 22)

Event information

  • Title: Trends and Attitudes towards Migration Globally
  • Speaker: Dr. Neil Ruiz, Associate Director for Global Migration and Demography, Pew Research Center
  • Date/Time: Monday, April 22, 2019, 16:30-18:00
  • Venue: 1st Conference Room, 10th Floor, Building 3
  • Open to all students, faculty members, and the general public
  • Participation: No registration required
  • Language: English


In this session, Dr. Neil Ruiz, the Pew Center’s Associate Director for Global Migration and Demography, will present newly released findings on what the public in 27 nations thinks about immigration and offer new demographic analysis of migration patterns. In addition, he will examine trends in high-skilled migration in key labor markets.

As the number of international migrants reaches new highs, people around the world show little appetite for more migration – both into and out of their countries, according to a Pew Research Center survey of 27 nations conducted in the spring of 2018. However, roughly eight-in-ten U.S. adults (78%) support encouraging highly skilled people to immigrate and work in the U.S., a percentage that roughly matches or is exceeded by Sweden, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Australia. In this presentation, Dr. Ruiz will explore these findings and discuss some newly published research on international attitudes toward migrants in major destination and sending countries.

About the Speaker

Dr. Ruiz studies the international movement of people across borders, the impact of migration on sending and receiving countries, high-skilled immigration to the U.S., and comparative immigrant visa systems. Prior to joining the Center, Ruiz was a migration expert at the Brookings Institution, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Dr. Ruiz is a trained political scientist with a specialization in political economy. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s degree from Oxford University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.


Institute for Asian Migration, Waseda University
Top Global University Project,  Waseda University, Center for Positive/Empirical Analysis of Political Economy


Gracia Liu-Farrer (Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies)
Michiko Ueda (Faculty of Political Science and Economics)


Michiko Ueda ([email protected])

  • 0422



Conference Room 1 on the 10th floor of Building #3, Waseda Campus


Fri, 12 Apr 2019

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