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Migration and Development: Mexico and Turkey Agenda, February 19-21, 2006

Migration and Development:
Mexico and Turkey
Sunday-Tuesday, February 19-21, 2006
Meeting: IberoAmericana, Mexico City (
Lodging: Novotel Santa Fe
Antonio Dovali Jaime No. 75, Col. Lomas de Santa Fe
email——we are Ibero Migration group—contact is Alejandra Escobedo

Summary Report

Sponsored by:
Migration Dialogue-Center for International and European Law on Immigration and Asylum
in cooperation with
Ciesas Occidente and IberoAmericana University with the support of
the German Marshall Fund and the UCB Center for German and European Studies

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:
· Sedan car-taxis hold 3 people comfortably and cost about 300 pesos
· Deluxe SUVs can hold 6 and cost 500 pesos
Show them the Novotel Santa Fe Hotel address, and purchase a coupon that you will give to the driver to take you to the hotel.

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 and copy Philip Martin 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.
Saturday, February 18, 2006 Arrival Day LH 498 arrives 18:50 from FRA
8pm Meet at 7:50pm in hotel lobby for Informal dinner, Taco Inn, Guillermo González Camarena # 999 (we will likely be at the restaurant until 10pm)
Sunday, February 19, 2006 Field Trip

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

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

Monday, February 20, 2006
7-9AM Breakfast

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)
Welcome and Introductions: Philip Martin, University of California, Davis Kay Hailbronner, Universitat Konstanz, Liliana Meza, IberoAmericana University
9:30AM Migration and Development: An Overview
Mexico, Agustin Escobar, Ciesas Occidente
Discussants: Philip Martin, Kay Hailbronner, Eduard Gnesa, Switzerland

10:45AM Break

11AM Economic and Legal Aspects of Migration
Mexico-US. Liliana Meza, IberoAmericana University, Philip Martin, UC-Davis, Diane Lindquist, San Diego
Turkey-Germany and Austria Metin Akyurek, Derya Tarman, Uni Konstanz, Uta Saumweber-Meyer, Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge

1:00 PM Exposition opening: México les desea un feliz viaje: la experiencia de la migración

1:30PM Lunch

2:30PM EU and US-Canadian Approaches to Managing Migration, Chair: Kay Hailbronner, Universitat Konstanz
Jeff Reitz, University of Toronto, Gustavo Verduzco, El Colegio, Rachel Micah-Jones, Zacatecas
Barbara Dietz, Osteuropa-Institut, John Handoll, Ireland, Marcel Kau, Uni Konstanz,

4:15PM Break

4:30PM Special Guest, Geronimo Gutierrez, SRE Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores

6PM Adjourn

8pm Dinner, Bistrot Mosaico, Guillermo González Camarena # 800
Tuesday, February 21, 2006

9AM Meeting in Cresencio Ballesteros room, Building F, First Floor
Illegal Immigration and Welfare: Challenges and Options
Francisco Alba, El Colegio, Jeff Passel, Pew Hispanic Center, Elizabeth Midgley, Washington DC
Friedrich Heckmann, Uni Bamberg, Carla Pederzini, IberoAmericana University, Christiane Kuptsch, ILO

10:45AM Break

11AM What Next? Enforcement, Guest Workers, Integration
Mexico-US, Rafael Fernandez de Castro, ITAM, Michael Teitelbaum, Sloan Foundation, Mark Miller, U-Delaware
Turkey-EU, Cossu Paolo, EU Council, Nuray Eksi, Philippe De bruycker, Université Libre de Bruxelles

2PM Lunch and adjourn

4PM Free time and departures for the airport, LH 499 departs 20:40 for FRA