The Center for Migration and Development (CMD) promotes scholarship, original research, and intellectual exchange among faculty and students with an interest in international migration and national development. Of particular interest to CMD research is the relationship between immigrant communities in the developed world and the growth and development prospects of the sending nations.
Established in 1998 with a founding grant from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Center is part of the Department of Sociology at Princeton University from which it promotes sociological and interdisciplinary research and exchange in its topical areas.
The Center for Migration and Development provides a venue for regular scholarly dialogue about migration and development. It serves as a catalyst for collaborative research on these topics. It promotes connections with other Princeton University programs, as well as with other neighbouring institutions where scholars are conducting research in these fields. It hosts workshops and lectures focusing on the many aspects of international migration and national development. It maintains and makes available a data archive of unique studies on the field of migration and disseminates the findings of recent research through its Working Paper Series.