Immigration

João Biehl and Adriana Petryna , former Visitors in the School of Social Science, and Arcadio Diaz-Quinones will discuss Unfinished: The Anthropology of Becoming at 6:00 p.m. on March 28 at Labyrinth Books . The book is a field-changing collection,...
In an interview with Sonya Faure of Libération, Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, discusses his forthcoming book Life: A Critical User’s Manual and the new edition of Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the...
Of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the last major immigration reform bill, former Member Mae Ngai writes, “It embodied the idea that we could ‘wipe the slate’ clean by legalizing the undocumented already here and preventing future unauthorized entries. This idea,...
The revised executive order unnecessarily and unfairly singles out and impedes the ability of people from six Middle Eastern and African countries from traveling to the United States unless they already hold visas or green cards. This order, as with the previous order issued in...
The Institute for Advanced Study, since its founding in 1930, has provided an unbiased environment for international scholars to pursue vital and groundbreaking work in the sciences and humanities. Its mission is to recruit the world’s most prominent scholars, “in the spirit of America at...
Note: On Thursday, February 2, Dr. Amer Al Homssi arrived at Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, after his return from the United Arab Emirates. Read more about his return: A Syrian Doctor Returns to Illinois . According to the lawsuit filed by Bernard...
Bernard Harcourt , Visiting Professor in the School of Social Science, and Thomas Anthony Durkin have filed a lawsuit against President Trump's controversial executive order on immigration. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a pro bono client, Dr. Amer Al Homssi, who had...
The following is a letter sent by Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, to the Institute Board of Trustees, Faculty and Emeriti, and Staff, on January 30, 2017.
Kelefa Sanneh writes of former Member Joseph Carens 's defense of a simple proposition––"immigrants belong"––in an untangling of the immigration debate in the New Yorker : Carens makes a startling assertion toward the end of his book [ The Ethics of Immigration ]. “Admission...
Kristin Surak , former Member (2015–16) in the School of Social Science, reviews The Cosmopolities: The Coming of the Global Citizen in the London Review of Books. Read more from the London Review of Books .