May 9, 2018, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
019 Bendheim Hall
  • RSVP Required
  • Faculty/Student Only



Event Description

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will host a lunch discussion focusing on the "EU-Commissioned Report on Mobility and Migration within and from Sub-Saharan Africa," on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. in 019 Bendheim Hall. The session will be led by report co-authors Dr. Loren B. Landau, Dr. Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, and Hannah Postel. To attend the event, RSVP to Angella Sandford.

Dr. Loren B. Landau is the South African Research Chair in Human Mobility and the Politics of Difference based at the University of the Witwatersrand’s African Centre for Migration & Society. He is currently a visiting fellow at Princeton’s Institute for International and Regional Affairs. A publically engaged scholar, his interdisciplinary work explores human mobility, community, and transformations of political authority. He has published widely in the academic and popular press and is a frequent media resource on regional and global migration policy debates. Publications include The Humanitarian Hangover: Displacement, Aid, and Transformation in Western Tanzania (Wits Press); Forging African Communities: Mobility, Integration, and Belonging (Palgrave);  I Want to Go Home Forever: Stories of Becoming and Belonging in South Africa’s Great Metropolis (Forthcoming, Wits Press); Contemporary Migration to South Africa(World Bank); and Exorcising the Demons Within: Xenophobia, Violence and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa (UN University Press/Wits Press).

Dr. Caroline Wanjiku Kihato is WIEGOs Urban Policy Program director, a Visiting Associate Professor at Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg, and a Global Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington DC. Her career has involved both teaching and conducting research in the academy and the non-profit sector in Southern and Eastern Africa. In 2011, she received a MacArthur grant on Migration and Development and spent a year as a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), Georgetown University, Washington DC. She was previously a Policy Analyst at the Development Bank of Southern Africa and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is the author of Migrant Women of Johannesburg: Life in an in-between City (Palgrave Macmillan) and co-editor of Urban Diversity: Space, Culture and Inclusive Pluralism in Cities Worldwide (Johns Hopkins). 

Hannah Postel is a doctoral student in Demography & Social Policy at Princeton University where she focuses on international migration and development. Before joining Princeton, she worked as part of the Centre for Global Development’s migration and development team, contributing to a range of projects on labor mobility, global migration governance, and forced migration. Postel produced the first quantitative study of Chinese migration to Zambia on a Fulbright research grant. Before joining CGD, she managed a portfolio of USAID economic growth projects with Carana Corporation and oversaw a randomized control trial on girls' empowerment with Innovations for Poverty Action - Zambia. Postel holds a BA in international political economy from Middlebury College, and is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Mandarin Chinese.