Thursday, September 21, 2023
Transnational Social Protection: Social Welfare Across National Borders
Thursday, September 28 2023
3:30 – 5:00 PM
5th Floor Conference Room
704 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
A Panel Discussion Presented by
The Migration Workshop at Boston University (BU); Co-Sponsored by BU Center for Innovation in Social Sciences and BU Department of Sociology
Join Prof. Luz Lopez, CISWH global core director and BU School of Social Work (BUSSW) clinical professor, and Prof. Muhammad Zaman, CISWH board member and BU College of Engineering professor, for a book discussion on Transnational Social Protection: Social Welfare Across National Borders by Peggy Levitt, Erica Dobbs, Ken Sun, and Ruxandra Paul.
The authors will deliver a presentation on the book, followed by a panel discussion featuring Profs. Lopez and Zamad. Transnational Social Protection: Social Welfare Across National Borders argues against the antiquated idea that eligibility for social rights is dependent on citizenship or where we live. The authors explore how migrants and their families increasingly draw social protections from multiple sources in a world where more and more people are living, working, and retiring outside of their countries of citizenship.