Herb Smith
and Emilio Parrado participated in the experts meetings for the Global Shifts Conference at Perry World House. The two-day conference is structured to advance substantive, policy-relevant work and public awareness around the pressing global challenges at the intersections of urbanization, migration and demography. Displacement to development: How marginalization and inequality shape Global Shifts, is an invitation-only experts meeting, convening a select group of scholars, policymakers, and practitioners for a series of substantive conversations looking at the ways in which marginalization and inequality shape global shifts. Smith was a discussant with the keynote speaker Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund. In the afternoon Emilio Parrado discussed strengthening urban inclusion of refugee and migrant populations with Ahmet İçduygu, Kathleen Newland, Anne Richard, and Hilmar von Lojewski.