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Postcolonial Citizens and Ethnic Migration: A Comparative Look at the Netherlands in the Age of Globalization

November 6, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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*Postcolonial Citizens and Ethnic Migration: A Comparative Look at the Netherlands in the Age of Globalization*
Talk by Dr. Michael Sharpe
November 6, 2014
Deutsches Haus, 420 W. 116th St.
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Michael Orlando Sharpe is Assistant Professor of Political Science at York College/City University of New York. He holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. Additionally, Dr. Sharpe holds a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a Graduate Diploma in International Law and Organization for Development from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, The Netherlands. Dr. Sharpe’s areas of specialization are comparative politics and international relations. His current research analyzes the factors that propel migrations of postcolonial citizen and coethnic immigrants and what limits or facilitates their political incorporation and political transnationalism in liberal democratic host societies. Dr. Sharpe focuses on post-colonial citizen Dutch Caribbean immigrants in the Netherlands and Latin American Nikkejin (Japanese descendant) immigrants in Japan. Dr. Sharpe’s work has appeared in the peer reviewed journals Dialectical Anthropology, Policy and Society, and the Japanese Journal of Political Science. He has been interviewed about his work on Dutch radio and given presentations about it to Japanese government officials. Dr. Sharpe serves on the editorial board of the scholarly peer reviewed journal Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diaspora.