Fifth LUII Roundtable on policy directions for integration law


The Centre for Private and Governance is happy to announce the fifth webinar of the Roundtable Series ‘The Governance of Immigrant Integration’, organised within the framework of the LUII project – Law and Private Governance for a New Understanding of Immigrant Integration.

The roundtable webinar will start with a presentation by Associate Professor Silvia Adamo, P.I. for the LUII project. Afterwards, Professor Sergio Carrera and Professor Hiroshi Motomura will give a presentation on the intersection between law and policy in integration law, based on their extensive expertise within the EU and US legal system. The floor will then be open for questions for the speakers and a discussion on the possible future developments for integration law.

Sergio Carrera is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs unit at CEPS, Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. He is also Professor at the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) in the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (Italy). Professor Carrera is Visiting Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po (France), Associate Professor/Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law in Maastricht University (The Netherlands), and Honorary Industry Professor at the School of Law in Queen Mary University of London (UK).

His main research interests are on EU justice and home affairs (JHA) law and Area of Freedom, Security and Justice policy, with particular focus on migration, asylum, citizenship and Schengen policies. His areas of expertise also cover EU criminal justice law and police cooperation, and their impact on data protection/privacy and the rights of the defence.

Hiroshi Motomura is the Faculty Co-Director of UCLA School of Law’s Center for Immigration Law and Policy. He is a teacher and scholar of immigration and citizenship, with influence across a range of academic disciplines and in federal, state, and local policymaking. He won a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship to work on a forthcoming book titled The New Migration Law. Professor Motomura is the author of several award-winning books, including Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2006) and Immigration Outside the Law (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Professor Motomura has testified in the U.S. Congress, has served as co-counsel or a volunteer consultant in many litigated cases and policy matters, and has been a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration. In the fall of 2008, he was an outside advisor to the Obama-Biden Transition Team's Working Group on Immigration Policy. He served on the Board of Directors of the National Immigration Law Center from 2011 through 2020, and he is one of the co-founders and current directors of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN).


Everyone is welcome, but registration is necessary. Please register at the latest by 23 June 2021 by using this registration form.

For questions on how to access the seminar after the registration deadline, please contact Silvia Adamo,


17.00 – 17.05 Welcome
17.05 – 17.25 Presentation by Sergio Carrera
17.30 – 17.50 Presentation by Hiroshi Motomura
17.50 – 18.10 Q&A and discussion
18.15 Farewell