• David Goldblatt, Visiting Professor of Politics at Pitzer College

    “Getting sport right is a matter of choice and conflict – in a word, of politics.”

    Jan Niessen, Director, Migration Policy Group

    “Local communities are safe havens and cities are economic motors in a seemingly borderless world.”

    Audrey Singer, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

    “Metropolitan areas are on the front lines of the economic integration of immigrants.”

    Khalid Koser, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

    “Migration represents one of the great global opportunities.”

    Ratna Omidvar, Maytree

    "Cities of Migration is leading by example, sparking new conversations, connecting city leaders. I hope you can join us."

    Jörg Dräger, Bertelsmann Stiftung

    "Welcoming culture is achieved through equality...more migrants in public institutions, in leadership roles, in business, and politics.”

    Zabeen Hirji, Chief Human Resources Officer, Royal Bank of Canada

    “Diversity of thought is really what you're driving for...To win in your market, you need to hire the market.”

    Manjula Luthria, World Bank

    “What if we redefine our starting point like this: Migration is development.”

    Ulrich Kober, Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Alan Broadbent, Maytree


    Naika Foroutan, Humboldt University of Berlin

    Donna Williams, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Melinda Crane, Deutsche Welle

    Mahzarin R. Banaji, Harvard University

    "Having a bias is only human. The only shame is making no effort to improve."

    Aynur Boldaz, Forever Clean

    “Berlin places heavy importance on leveling the playing field and making sure people from other nationalities have equal job opportunities with their German counterparts.”

    Jonathan Mintz, Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund

    “Municipal financial empowerment is a new frontier.”