Coronavirus, Migration 2021 Global Shifts Colloquium Report
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July 22, 2021
Jonah Garnick and Jocelyn Perry | Perry World House
The global shutdown that began in March 2020 was perhaps the most dramatic reduction in human mobility in modern history. This year's Global Shifts Colloquium, which took place on March 23-24 and 26, 2021, virtually convened academic and policy experts from across the world to examine these border closures and other mobility restrictions.
They explored how these policies impacted those trapped within and beyond borders by these restrictions; and how governments, industries, and NGOs can work together to mitigate the harm done to disadvantaged communities, both during this pandemic and during future ones. Our new report distills these conversations into policy recommendations to help governments and other actors respond more effectively to future crises.