Bellagio Dialogue on Migration
The Bellagio Dialogue explored wide-ranging and multifaceted issues associated with international migration in order to glean insights, share best-practices, and propose an agenda for future research. The approach of the month-long project was to treat migration as an enduring phenomenon and seek to make it work better for all those who are affected by it. To that end, the month-long dialogue undertook the question of international migration by dividing it into three broad categories: the economic dimensions of migration for sending and receiving countries; the social dimensions of migration facing newcomers and their host societies; and the intersection of migration, security, and rights. While each facet of migration was discussed by different groups of participants, it became clear that the division of immigration into the various issue areas was an artificial one and that real solutions would require a comprehensive approach.