Join Fatima Shama, former Commissioner, New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, for a conversation about why cities around the world are taking the lead on immigrant integration and how New York’s “Blueprints” for immigrant integration success can help. Joining the conversation will be Astrid Ziebarth, Director of the Immigration and Integration Program at the German Marshall Fund in Berlin.
This Welcoming Cities and Counties webinar is co-hosted by Welcoming America.
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March 25, 2014
8:00 MDT in Denver
10:00 EDT in Toronto, New York
14:00 GMT London
15:00 CET in Berlin, Barcelona, Malmö
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February 19, 2014
Learn about initiatives in Auckland and Halifax that recognize the potential of international students to meet local labour needs and strengthen emerging talent pools. What can smart cities and local institutions do to recruit and retain these promising young people and global citizens?
In Auckland, New Zealand, the Auckland Tertiary Education Network (ATEN) develops partnerships with local universities with a mission to bolster Auckland’s ‘export education’ sector, retain international student graduates, and increase Auckland’s innovation quotient.
In Halifax, Canada, The Connector Program was developed by the Greater Halifax Partnership to recruit, retain and develop the potential of internationally trained professionals by connecting newcomers to established members of the community and their networks.
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