Deconstructing Myths and Negative Narratives Around Migration

Keough School Washington Office | Zoom Webinar
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., June 28, 2023

Location: 1400 16th St NW, Washington, DC

A reception will follow the panel discussion. Refreshments will be served.

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Conversations about migration are largely shaped by myths and misconceptions that distort our understanding. How might we move beyond these myths and embrace a more informed conversation that draws on real-world experience?

Join us for a conversation with experts, who will discuss a forthcoming report, Deconstructing Myths and Negative Narratives Around Migration. The report is produced by the OAS Department of Social Inclusion, Equilibrium CenDE, and the Club de Madrid, the world’s largest forum of democratic former presidents and prime ministers. Conversation will draw on the experience of such countries as Colombia, Peru and Mexico. Discussion will explore various understandings and discourses about migration as well as policies and practices and the various ways in which populations react to migration.

Presented by the Department of Social Inclusion, part of the Organization of American States’ Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity, in partnership with the Club de Madrid, Equilibrium CenDE, and the Keough School of Global Affairs and its Kellogg Institute for International Studies and Pulte Institute for Global Development.


Carlos Alvarado Quesada

Former President of Costa Rica
Keynote Speaker

María Elena Agüero

Secretary General, Club de Madrid

Gustav Brauckmeyer

Executive Director, Equilibrium CenDE

Rubén Campos

Programmes Coordinator, Club de Madrid

Marta Castro

Research Coordinator, Equilibrium CenDE

Abby Córdova

Associate Professor of Global Affairs, Keough School of Global Affairs

Claudia González Bengoa

Department of Social Inclusion, Organization of American States

Jonathan Hiskey

Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University

Dr. Betilde Muñoz Pogossian

Director of the Department of Social Inclusion, OAS

Felipe Muñoz

Migration Unit Chief, Inter-American Development Bank

Maricarmen Plata

Secretary for Access to Rights and Equity, OAS

Valentina Rabasa Jofre

Post-Doc, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México