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June 5, 2020

As the global health crisis continues to persist in the many countries around the world, this week’s Policy Shift news will look at institutional responses at the international, regional and local levels on the impact of Covid-19 toward immigrant and refugee populations. 

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International Organizations

At the international level, United Nation agen...

April 5, 2020

Every week, Policy Shift will share a selection of recent articles and publications focused on public policy and innovation. This week's theme deals with immigration policies, migrant rights and refugee programs and analysis.

As governments face the ongoing crisis related to COVID-19, we have seen migrants, refugees and asylum seekers facing increasingly hostile and threatening circumstances. In th...

March 31, 2020

This article was published as part of the Latin America Political Outlook series, the annual report published by OPALC (the Latin American Political Observatory), and the Etudes de CERI collection of Sciences Po.


This article will present how the increasing criminalization of immigrants based on decades of restrictive immigration policies by the federal government has contributed to th...

December 17, 2019

Every week, Policy Shift will share a selection of recent articles and publications focused on public policy and innovation. This week's theme deals with immigration policies, migrant rights and refugee programs.

We're listening to the live blog from the Global Refugee Forum: “the second day of a global gathering on refugees kicks off in Geneva, aiming to bolster the global response and foster in...

July 26, 2018

Photo taken by Jennie Cottle at CARACEN, Los Angeles, 2017

It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.

- Justice Brandeis

Targeted during President Trump’s presidential campaign and directly threatened in his ensuing Execu...

September 15, 2016

The most dangerous country in the Americas for journalists and among the lowest ranked for freedom of the press, Mexico suffers from both widespread violence and silence. Silence from the journalists and media who are threatened daily and forced into self-censorship. Silence on the part of the judiciary in allowing these crimes and human rights abuses to go on without punishment. And silence from...

July 5, 2016

European countries in particular are being pushed to confront the ongoing arrival of asylum seekers in terms of national and EU policies and social and economic integration. While these policies are a vital element, local initiatives and individual support are also necessary to reframe the public debate and shift societies’ perceptions and actions from one of fear and chaos to one of compassion.

March 24, 2016

You probably remember, when you were a kid, your parents telling you to finish all the food on your plate. While this may seem like a forgotten childhood memory, food waste has risen to the forefront as a huge global issue. In industrialized countries, studies have shown that up to 40% of the food produced is simply thrown out. In France alone, approximately 20 to 30 kg of food are thrown away per...

December 12, 2015

Water Wars. The alliteration is simple, and the meaning easy to grasp. Despite the readily accessible rhetoric by politicians and the media, understanding whether there is a real possibility for “water wars” in the future is far from simple. A cursory search of water wars reveals high profile figures, Heads of State, the UN Secretary General and a range of literature and studies proclaiming the li...

December 6, 2015

Members of the PolicyShift team attended the COP 21 event on RE-Energising the Future at the Palais Brongniart in Paris this Sunday. This afternoon’s session focused on how businesses can lead the way towards a renewable energy future. The session was moderated by Chiristine Lins, the Executive Secretary of REN21, with a panel attended by Christine Bargain, Director of Social and Environmental Res...

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