2017 workshop (UPenn, US)

Final Agenda – Workshop 

Cognition and Migration: Exploring the Connections

Venue: Perry World House (PWH)

University of Pennsylvania

 May 30, 2017 

8:30-9:00 am — Breakfast @ PWH

 9:00 am — Introductory remarks (conveners)

 9:30 – 10:45 am — Setting the stage

Susan Fiske: “How Host Populations Think about Immigrants.”

Douglas Massey: “How Politicians and Pundits Think about Immigration.”

Discussion

10:45 – 11 am  Coffee break

11:00 – 12:15 pm — Panel 1: Legal Status and Immigrant Perceptions

Dan Hopkins “Perceptions of Discrimination and the Acquisition of Partisan Identity in Immigrant Communities”

Amy Wax “From Globalism to Nationalism: How Countries Should Think about Immigration.

Discussant: Erik Vickstrom

12:15 – 1:30 pm — Lunch @ PWH (2nd Floor)

1:30 – 3:00 pm — Panel 2: Multiple Belongings

Thomas Lacroix “The Multi-Sited Condition of Transnational Actors and Its Implication for Identity and Action”

Paolo Boccagni ”Flexible categories of analysis, rigid categories of practice”

Simeng Wang “Sociogenesis of Mental Suffering of Chinese in Paris” 

Discussant: Shaun Whiley

3:30 – 3:45  Coffee break

3:45 – 5:00 pm — Panel 3: The Identity-Mobility Nexus

Nicholas Sambanis “Identity, Norm-Sharing and Pro-Social Behavior Toward Immigrants” (with Donghyun Danny Choi)

Michael Jones-Correa “Immigrant Perceptions of US Born Receptivity and the Shaping of American Identity”

Discussant: Irma Elo

5:00 – 5:15  Coffee break

5:15 – 6:00 pm — Roundtable:  Measurements and Methods 

Marta Tienda, Erik Vickstrom, Devesh Kapur

7:00 pm — Dinner @ POD (3636 Samsom Street, Philadelphia)

May 31, 2017

8:30 – 9:00 am — Breakfast @ PWH

9:00 – 10:15 am — Panel 4: Learning on the Move

Neil G. Ruiz “Origins and Destinations of Foreign Students in U.S. Higher Education”

Jean-Baptiste Meyer “The Best and the Brightest… by Birth or Through Migration?” 

Discussant: Ilka Vari-Lavoisier

10:15 – 10:30 am — Coffee break

10:30 – 11:45 am —  Panel 5: (Re)visiting Decision-Making

Mathias Czaika “Migration decision-making of a bounded-rational migrant: some theoretical reflections”

Michael Platt “The Neurobiology of Empathy and Social Decision Making”

Discussant: Joseph Kable

 11:45 – 12 am – Lunch @ PWH  

12:00 – 1:00 pm — Final session: Takeaways & Moving Ahead

Concluding remarks moderated by LaShawn Jefferson

Followed by a collective discussion over lunch, with: Devesh Kapur, Thomas Lacroix, Marta Tienda, and Ilka Vari-Lavoisier.

End of the workshop.