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The IIDS deals with the study of ‘diasporas’ which are defined as dispersed populations scattered away from their homelands that maintain a sense of collective identity and can function as transnational networks between host states and homelands. In an era of rapid globalization, the study of diasporas is increasingly pertinent for policy-makers, business leaders, scholars and civil societies.
The IIDS, engages in research, publication, conferences and creating educational materials in the field.
Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies:
1991 marked the groundbreaking launch of the first international academic journal dealing with the multidisciplinary study of the history, culture, social structure, politics, and economics of both the traditional diasporas – Armenian, Greek, and Jewish – and the new transnational dispersions which in the past four decades have come to be identified as ‘diasporas.’ These encompass groups ranging from the African-, Chinese-,Indian-, and Mexican-American to the Ukrainian- and Haitian-Canadian, the Caribbean-British, the Antillean-French, and many others.
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IIDS News and Conferences
Boston University, February 12-14, 2010
University for Peace, October 19-20, 2006