While international migration and development are oft-discussed topics in global governance, the nexus between the two receives far less attention. Not so for Jonathan Crush, the newly-appointed CIGI Chair in Global Migration and Development, our guest this week on Inside the Issues. He argues against the notion of economic development "stopping migration," saying that the relationship between flows of wealth and people are not so straight-forward in today's complex global arena.

Photo: Migrant workers wait in line before they board trains at a railway station in Beijing, May 15, 2003. A key part of Chinese government's efforts to limit the spread of SARS has been to discourage China's 100 million migrant workers from leaving big cities to return to their hometowns. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Now in its second season, the Inside the Issues weekly podcast series will run from October 2011 to April 2012, covering timely and candid discussions on issues related to the core areas of CIGI expertise: Global Economy, Global Security & Politics, and International Law. Join host and CIGI Chair David Welch as he goes in depth with leading experts on the most pressing global governance challenges facing the international community today.
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