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Development Seminar @ Brookings India: Indian Migration to the United States

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Indian migrants in the United States remain unique compared to the majority of U.S. immigrants. Indians in the U.S. are high-skilled, highly-educated, and have high incomes compared to the general U.S. population and other immigrant groups. Neil Ruiz will present and examine the main sources for Indian migration to the U.S., particularly those entering the U.S. via the H-1B visa programme and the foreign student F-1 visa programme. He will also present the demographic profiles of Indians in the U.S. such as income and educational attainment.

Speaker Profile: Neil G. Ruiz is the Associate Director of Global Migration and Demography at the Pew Research Center in Washington D.C. USA. He studies the international movement of people across borders, the impact of migration on sending and receiving countries, high-skilled immigration to the U.S., and comparative immigrant visa systems. Prior to joining the Center, Neil has worked as a migration expert at the Brookings Institution, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. He received his doctorate in political economy from MIT, a master’s degree in economic history from Oxford University, a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of California, Berkeley.

Discussant: Shivender Singh, Vice–president, Global Trade & Development, NASSCOM

Chair: Shamika Ravi, Senior Fellow and Director of Research, Brookings India

Please RSVP psharma@brookingsindia.org and contact nmehta@brookingsindia.org for media inquiries.

About Development Seminars Series @ Brookings India

The Development Seminars Series @ Brookings India is a platform for global scholars to present their work to a curated audience of senior government officials, politicians, journalists, academics and policy enthusiasts. The format of the seminars includes a senior researcher as a lead presenter and a government/industry expert to discuss the results and relevance within the Indian context. The fundamental focus of the seminar series is to draw research-based insights to shape and influence policy dialogues in India, through purposeful and pointed discussions.

Previous Development Seminar Series Photographs

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Neil G. Ruiz, Associate Director, Pew Research Center, talks about Indian migration to the United States.

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Viral Acharya interacts with the audience at the Development Seminar, “The Real Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policy”

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Viral Acharya answers to questions from the audience at the Development Seminar, “The Real Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policy”

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Dr. Neeraj Kaushal discusses immigration and its discontents

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Prof. Jonathan Morduch, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, presenting his talk on “America’s Economic Anxiety”

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Brookings India Senior Fellow Shamika Ravi with S.Y. Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner of India

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Shamika Ravi (Senior Fellow, Brookings India) and Sumit Agarwal (Vice-Dean of Research, National University of Singapore) engage with the audience in the Development Seminar “Disguised Corruption: Evidence from Consumer Credit in China” on July 22, 2016

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Sumit Agarwal (Vice-Dean of Research, National University of Singapore) during our Development Seminar on Disguised Corruption: Evidence from Consumer Credit in China on July 22, 2016

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Professor Shivaram Rajgopal (Columbia Business School) and Shamika Ravi (Senior Fellow, Brookings India), listen to Somasekhar Sundaresan (Advocate) during the Development Seminar “Corporate social responsibility in India: Law, implementation and evidence” on Dec 12, 2016

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Prof. E. Somanathan (Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi) engages with the audience during the Development Seminar “Environmental Challenges in India” on January 20, 2017

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Shamika Ravi (Senior Fellow, Brookings India) and Prof. Somanathan (Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi) listen to Dr. Ajay Mathur (Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute) during the Development Seminar “Environmental Challenges in India” on January 20, 2017

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The audience listening to the panel during the Development Seminar “Environmental Challenges in India” on January 20, 2017

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Dr. Alex T. Tabarrok (George Mason University, Virginia) gives his talk on Disruptions due to Online Education at a Brookings India Development Seminar

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R. Subrahmanyam (Additional Secretary, Technical Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development) speaks of the government’s SWAYAM initiative, during the Development Seminar on February 17, 2017

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Panel including Shamika Ravi (Senior Fellow, Brookings India), during the Development Seminar “The Online Education Revolution and India” on February 17, 2017

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Dr. Rinku Murgai (Lead Economist, World Bank) presents a paper on “Pathways to Reducing Poverty and Sharing Prosperity in India” on November 2, 2016

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Shri Amitabh Kant (CEO NITI Aayog, Government of India) during the Development Seminar on smart cities at Brookings India on August 19, 2016

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Amitabh Kant (CEO, NITI Aayog, Government of India) launching Brookings India research paper “Building Smart Cities in India: Allahabad, Ajmer and Visakhapatnam” on August 19, 2016

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Dr. D. Subbarao (Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India)

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Dr. Subir Gokarn (Executive Director, IMF, and founding research director of Brookings India) at the Development Seminar on “Dr D. Subbarao on leading the RBI through 5 turbulent years” on August 5, 2016

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Distinguished Fellow Rakesh Mohan at the 1st Development Seminar @ Brookings India

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Neil G. Ruiz

Former Senior Policy Analyst and Associate Fellow - Metropolitan Policy Program

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