Immigration Initiative to spur cross-University research and policy leadership

first_imgThe Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH),  a new university-wide effort launching this fall, will bring together Harvard students, researchers, and policy leaders to advance innovative research about immigration. Led by Harvard Graduate School of Education Professor Roberto Gonzales, a leading expert on the experiences of immigrant youth, the central mission of IIH is to build a scholarly community of researchers from across Harvard schools and programs, to bring national leaders in the immigration conversation to campus, and to inform media, policymakers, practitioners, and the public about immigration by providing access to non-partisan research, as well as recommendations on immigration policy.“There’s never been a more pressing time in the history of our country regarding issues of immigrant incorporation and policy,” said Gonzales. “The United States is home to a large population of settled migrants without legal immigration status residing and participating in communities. And our national policies are becoming increasingly exclusionary and punitive. There is an urgent need to come together to better understand and inform the broader public about the consequences of immigration policy on children, families, and communities.”IIH includes an executive committee composed of Harvard faculty and community leaders who will provide input on programming and activities. “The launch of the Immigration Initiative at Harvard under Professor Gonzales’ leadership could not come at a more opportune moment,” said Harvard School of Public Health Professor Jacqueline Bhabha, an IIH Executive Committee member who studies issues of transnational child migration, refugee protection, children’s rights and citizenship. “With developments relating to migration a daily subject of news headlines and with student interest in and concern about the topic at an all-time high, the Immigration Initiative will fill a critical research and pedagogical role.”,Harvard Professor Walter Johnson, another executive committee member whose research focus is on American history, stressed the importance of universities addressing issues of immigration. “As universities struggle to find their bearings in these times, efforts like the Immigration Initiative point the way by putting the resources of the university into the service of a fuller vision of democracy and human flourishing,” he said.Initial funding for the IIH comes from the Dean’s Impact Fund of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. “The Harvard Graduate School of Education believes in the importance of education for all, regardless of immigration status, and I’m excited that Roberto will be leading this university-wide effort on such a critical set of topics,” said HGSE Dean Bridget Long. “The Immigration Initiative at Harvard provides the opportunity to develop a collaborative approach to tackling the great challenges facing immigrant communities. I look forward to not only the information generated by the initiative but also its impact on future immigration policy.”Save the date: The Immigration Initiative at Harvard will host Humanitarianism and Mass Migration: Confronting the World Crisis at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, with UCLA’s Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, on Oct. 1, 5:30–7 p.m. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Marine Energy Wales Releases State of Sector Report

first_imgMarine Energy Wales has released a new report at its annual conference, revealing that £96.2 million has been invested into the Welsh economy.The new ‘State of the Sector’ report outlines findings from a survey carried out by the Welsh industry body, and provides an update on a previous report published in 2017, outlining developments taking place in Welsh waters.The report covers wave, tidal stream and tidal range sectors across Wales and demonstrates that marine energy is fast becoming a dynamic and exciting part of the Welsh economy.The report finds that there has been an increase of £27.9 million worth of investment in Wales over the last 2 years, a £50.8 million increase since 2015. The sector is playing a vital role in attracting inward investment for Wales, and is spurring low carbon, economic growth in coastal regions across the country.There are currently 16 marine energy developers actively progressing projects in Wales and strategic developments are taking place across the country to ensure that infrastructure, testing and demonstration facilities are in place to support the sector.Wales has the potential to establish an early mover advantage in an export market worth an estimated £76 billion by 2050, exporting marine energy technologies, skills, knowledge and intellectual property across the globe. The Welsh supply chain has the capability and ambition to deliver marine energy projects, and the sector is providing diversification opportunities to encourage supply chain resilience, Marine Energy Wales wrote.First Minister, Mark Drakeford, said: “Wales’ natural resources place us in a unique position to harness the significant potential of marine energy. This report clearly demonstrates how the sector is already bringing wide-ranging economic and environmental benefits.“I’m pleased Welsh Government support has resulted in international inward investment for marine energy projects, ensuring sustainable economic opportunities in coastal areas of Wales.“Wales has the potential to achieve even more and I am frustrated at the missed opportunities caused by the UK Government’s wilful disinterest in the development of marine energy projects in Wales. We continue to press it to rethink its energy policy to allow Wales to provide the mix of renewable energy required to benefit our communities.”David Jones, project director of Marine Energy Wales added: “This report clearly demonstrates the positive impacts marine energy is having in Wales, particularly in coastal regions such as Anglesey and Pembrokeshire that are most in need of economic regeneration. It is pleasing to see that Wales is playing an important role in keeping the UK at the forefront of this global low carbon innovative sector.”last_img read more

Jasprit Bumrah excited ahead of Indian Premier League (IPL) 13

first_imgAHMEDABAD: Jasprit Bumrah cannot wait for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to kickstart, and the Indian ace pacer took to social media on Thursday to share his excitement.The BCCI will be organising the IPL at three UAE venues — Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah — from September 19 to November 10 after it was postponed from March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s almost time,” said Bumrah in a tweet with a photo of him celebrating after taking a wicket in a Mumbai Indians jersey. Bumrah had played a crucial role in Mumbai’s record fourth title win in IPL last season. On Wednesday, India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane had also expressed his excitement for IPL 2020. Rahane was traded by Rajasthan Royals to Delhi Capitals in November last year. “New beginnings for me in the @ipl this year. Looking forward to the season,” Rahane said in an Instagram post along with a photo of him batting. Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to suspend the partnership with title sponsors Vivo for IPL 13. This development came after the IPL Governing Council had on Sunday decided to retain the company as title sponsors. IANS Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Exclusive chat with Jeevan B, DC, Lakhimpur with Oineetom Ojahlast_img read more

Smarkets enters horseracing sponsorship

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 London headquartered Smarkets has agreed a horseracing sponsorship deal for the very first time, as revealed in The Racing Post.The betting exchange has entered the agreement with The Jockey Club, covering 35 fixtures throughout 2018, beginning at Wincanton this coming Saturday (January 6).Covering 11 of The Jockey Club’s 15 strong racecourse portfolio, including Aintree, Epsom, Haydock and Sandown, the deal spans over ten per cent of its 348 meeting scheduled to take place this year.In total Smarkets, who were recently chief sponsor of Queens Park Rangers, will be sponsoring 240 races, including the Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock in August.Jason Trost, Chief executive, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Jockey Club and to be integrating our industry-leading betting exchange into the live horseracing experience.“The breadth of Jockey Club race days Smarkets will be sponsoring this year is a clear indication of our commitment to the sport, which is one of the most popular on our platform.”This news follows on from The Jockey Club’s announcement towards the end of 2017, that it is set to commit record prize money contributions for this year.A £4.2m increase sees Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) contribute £27.1 million to prize money from its own resources,  subject to abandonments and spread across all levels of the sport. Submit Share Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Smarkets gains green light to enter Swedish market July 28, 2020last_img read more