The GIGA Talk “Can citizens living abroad count on their countries of origin? Emigrant policies from 22 Latin American and Caribbean States” will discuss how Latin American and Caribbean states reach out to their emigrants. This includes a consideration of economic policies – such as remittances, citizenship, and suffrage policies that extend to emigrants special representation in parliaments of their states of origin – and of the cultural policies through which those states promote culture and language amongst generations of their citizens born abroad.
The panel will include GIGA experts Luicy Pedroza, Pau Palop García, and Bert Hoffmann, as well as distinguished international scholars Alexandra Délano (The New School, New York) and Anastasia Bermúdez (University of Seville, Spain).
The event will also feature a book launch for Emigrant Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean, the result of a three-year research project conducted at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA). This volume provides the most comprehensive assessment of emigrant policies in 22 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to date. It will help practitioners compare and contrast emigrant policies in the region and learn more about other countries’ practices in this context.
The event will be held in English and Spanish. We cordially invite you to stay on after the panel to continue the discussion and join us for light refreshments.
Please confirm your attendance by 26 November 2016 by sending an e-mail to
Unfortunately, the venue is not wheelchair accessible.