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Mon, 22 Apr


Building 3, Conference Room 1, Waseda U

Trends and Attitudes towards Migration Globally

A Talk with Dr. Neil Ruiz (Pew Research Center) In this session, Dr Neil Ruiz will present newly released findings on what the public in 27 nations thinks about immigration and offer a new demographic analysis of migration patterns as well as trends in high-skilled migration.

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Trends and Attitudes towards Migration Globally
Trends and Attitudes towards Migration Globally

Date and Venue

22 Apr 2019, 16:30 – 18:00 GMT+9

Building 3, Conference Room 1, Waseda U, 1-chōme-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan

About the Event

Date: 22 April 2019

Time: 16:30-18:00

Venue: Building 3, Conference Room 1, Waseda Campus

Free attendance, no registration required


Dr Neil Ruiz studies the international movement of people across borders, the impact of migration on sending and receiving countries, high-skilled immigration to the U.S., and comparative immigrant visa systems. Prior to joining the Center, Ruiz was a migration expert at the Brookings Institution, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.  Dr Ruiz is a trained political scientist with a specialization in political economy. He receives his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master's degree from Oxford University and a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley.


As the number of international migrants reaches new highs, people around the world show little appetite for more migration - both into and out of their countries, according to a Pew Research Survey of 27 nations conducted in the spring of 2018. However, roughly eight-in-ten U.S. adults (78%) support encouraging highly skilled people to immigrate and work in the U.S., a percentage that roughly matches or is exceeded by Sweden, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Australia. In this presentation, Dr Ruiz will explore these findings and discuss some newly published research on international attitudes toward migrants in major destinations and sending countries.

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