UCL Institute of the Americas


Transnational Americans: Latin American Perspectives on Recent Trends in Pan-American Migration

25 March 2014, 6:30 pm

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UCL Institute of the Americas


UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

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Inaugural lecture of the Director of the UCL Institute of the Americas, Professor Maxine Molyneux, chaired by Professor Mary Fulbrook (Dean, Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, UCL)

Commencing around 1960, two new waves of migration began in the Americas, one from the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to the USA, Canada and Spain; the other, a more moderate but still significant trend of inter-regional migration within Latin America.

Following the dip caused by the 2008 global recession, migration figures for Latin America have recovered and surpassed previous levels albeit with some new features including a rise in migration from other developing countries.  What do recent trends in migration tell us about the Latin American region and what light do they cast on debates about transnationalism?