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Migration and Development: Mexico and Turkey Agenda, February 19-21, 2006
Migration and Development:
There are about 11 million Mexican-born persons living in the US and 3 million Turkish-origin persons in the EU-15 countries representing about 10 and 4 percent of persons born in these countries. Mexico and the US have had a free-trade agreement since 1994, Mexico-US migration increased under Nafta, and there are calls in Mexico and the US to "deepen" Nafta by adding free-movement provisions similar to those in the EU. Turkey began accession negotiations with the EU in Fall 2005, and provisions for phasing in free movement for Turks are likely to be among the most contentious issues.
This seminar brings together 30 academics from Mexico and Turkey to explore how migration has affected sending and receiving countries and attitudes and policies toward closer integration and cooperation. Seminar participants will gain insights from this comparative examination of legal and social science aspects of migration.
Logistics. When you exit customs at the Mexico City (MEX) airport, you will see two windows selling taxi coupons in the lefthand corner of the arrivals hall. There are two services:
We will cover the cost of the room, breakfast, and taxes for up to four nights, Feb 18-21, 2006. Lunches will be provided at Ibero, and we will provide dinners near the hotel.
Please make your travel plans and send your flight information as well as the nights you will need a hotel in Mexico City to Derya Tarman firstname.lastname@example.org and copy Philip Martin email@example.com If you would like to come early or stay late at your own expense, please let us know, and we can reserve rooms at the conf rate of 1300 pesos ($125 or E106). You should note that Ibero and the hotel are in the western Santa Fe suburb 30-40 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from downtown Mexico City.
9AM (Eat a hearty breakfast!) Depart for Chalco in Estado de México, arriving 10am to visit the church and discuss migration and its effects with residents http://www.e-local.gob.mx/work/templates/enciclo/mexico/mpios/15025a.htm).
2PM Depart for downtown Mexico City: lunch at 3pm at Cafe Tacuba, Tacuba 28, tel 52-5-521-2048, followed by free time.
6:30pm Bus returns to hotel; dinner on your own
9:15AM Meet in hotel lobby at 8:50am to talk to the Meeting, which is in the Cresencio Ballesteros room, Building F, First Floor (Ibero entrance 10)
11AM Economic and Legal Aspects of Migration
1:00 PM Exposition opening: México les desea un feliz viaje: la experiencia de la migración
2:30PM EU and US-Canadian Approaches to Managing Migration, Chair: Kay Hailbronner, Universitat Konstanz
4:30PM Special Guest, Geronimo Gutierrez, SRE Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores
8pm Dinner, Bistrot Mosaico, Guillermo González Camarena # 800
9AM Meeting in Cresencio Ballesteros room, Building F, First Floor
11AM What Next? Enforcement, Guest Workers, Integration
2PM Lunch and adjourn
4PM Free time and departures for the airport, LH 499 departs 20:40 for FRA