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Migrations: A World on the Move

Our podcast seeks to understand the world through the interconnected movements that shape it. With each episode, postdoctoral fellow Eleanor Paynter speaks with experts who highlight how multidisciplinary, multi-species perspectives on migration help us understand key global issues.

Season 1 is out now, featuring episodes on climate change, dispossession, pandemics, and more. 

Film Series

Migration Stories: Past & Present

In partnership with Cornell Cinema, join us for a series of five migration films. Each film will be shown in person at the Willard Straight Theatre and feature an accompanying introduction from a scholar or faculty member.  

Research Forums

The Migrations Forum is an interdisciplinary works-in-progress series for Cornell migrations scholars, bringing together graduate students and faculty across disciplines to share ongoing research. At each forum, a migrations scholar will share their work with the group.

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Undergraduates: Get Involved

Undergraduate students at Cornell play a key role in shaping the content and direction of the Migrations initiative. The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies offers ways for students to get involved:

Migration Studies Minor

Learn more about international migration, and explore human migration and migrant experiences with interdisciplinary courses from across the university.

Undergraduate Migrations Scholars

In addition to participating in Migrations initiative programs, the undergraduate scholars coordinate an undergraduate migration research symposium and monthly events throughout the semester.

Migrations Summer Institute

A group of 30 participants created maps of the future as part of the inaugural Migrations Summer Institute, "Cartographies of Racial Justice: Territories of Dispossession and Migration." From July 12–23, participants worked collaboratively to create a speculative design digital atlas and podcast under the mentorship of faculty leaders Tao Leigh Goffe and Shannon Gleeson.

The annual institute is supported by the Mellon Foundation and co-sponsored by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

Videos on Demand


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Over 40 participants from around the world joined this virtual conference to explore the role of plantations.

Reimagining Citizenship

Visa to the United States
This spring 2021 speaker series interrogates the limits and possibilities of legal, social, and cultural belonging.

Past Webinars

Vice provost Wendy Wolford speaks at the Migrations initiative launch event
Did you miss an event? Many of our lectures and panels are available to watch for free, wherever you are.