The New School in New York City has announced a $7 million gift from trustee Henry Arnhold to expand the work of its Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility. Under the direction of Alexandra Delano, Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Miriam Ticktin, Associate Professor of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research (NSSR) and Co-Director of Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility, the institute will challenge categories and terminology that paint migrants as a threat to identity and security or as victims without agency.
The gift will be used to transform the Zolberg Institute into a global center for academic research, policy debate, and discussions related to global migration and mobility, the economic impact of migration flows, and their political consequences. It also will fund a professorship focused on educating the next generation of leaders in migration research. Read more from this article down below:
Alexandra Delano also contributed to an article on Inside Philanthropy by specifically noting that certain language and rhetoric “undercuts the rights of people that decide or are forced to move from their place of origin.” Read more down below: