Metropolis Conversation series: Transnationalism and citizenship

The Metropolis Canada Conversation Series brings together researchers, civil servants, policy makers and others to “identify and explore public policy issues”.  At the December 11, 2007 Conversation, the topic was “Transnationalism and the Meaning of Citizenship in the 21st Century” and participants were asked to consider how transnationalism has impacted citizenship.

Transnationalism was defined this way:

Transnationalism refers to the ties linking people or institutions across the borders of nation-states. As the country having the second highest proportion of foreign-born residents in the world, and with an estimated 9% of its population residing overseas (Zhang, 2006).

We are pleased to see that issues related to immigrant/transnational children and families were part of this conversation.