Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Migration and Displacement

Mass movement of population is associated with some of the greatest achievements of human ingenuity and some of the greatest failings. Our research includes work on the comparative historical study of conflict-induced displacement across North America, the Middle East, Brazil, East Asia, and South Asia; the comparative study of municipal governance during periods of rapid migration from the countryside to cities; the delivery of public services to immigrant communities; and the policing of border regions.