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)