Trends and Attitudes towards Migration Globally and among APEC Member States



About the Seminar

After more than a decade of research on immigration in the United States, Pew Research Center has intensified its exploration of global migration and demographic trends as well as international opinion regarding migration.

In this seminar, Dr Neil Ruiz, the Center’s Associate Director for Global Migration and Demography, will present newly-released findings on what the public in 27 nations thinks about immigration and offer new demographic analysis of migration patterns. 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. However, roughly eight-in-ten U.S. adults support encouraging highly skilled people to immigrate and work in the country, 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 In this presentation, Dr Ruiz will explore these findings and discuss some currently unpublished research on international attitudes toward migrants in major destination and sending countries.

About the Speaker

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,
Dr Ruiz was a migration expert at the Brookings Institution, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Dr Ruiz is a trained political economist having received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s degree from Oxford University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.


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Apr 16 2019


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


ISEAS Seminar Room 2