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Globalization and Migration: Program Theme 2013

Submitted by Jessica M Larsen on February 20, 2013 - 3:03pm

Item below was originally posted on the Swedish Embassy's website.  

Theme 2013: Globalization and Migration

Globalization and migration are inextricably linked in today’s international economy and multicultural world.  Information, goods, services and capital move across borders more freely than ever before.  And people, seeking education, jobs and opportunities, are relocating, often across borders – extending families and spreading traditions.

About 1 million people legally immigrate to the United States annually. Sweden has experience with migration in both directions. Between 1890 and 1920, 1.3 million Swedes emigrated to North America. Recently, Sweden has seen a steady influx of people, and one in five Swedish citizens are first or second generation immigrants. It has been 375 years since the first Swedes came to Wilmington, Delaware, aboard the ship Kalmar Nyckel. The Swedish landing in 1638 and the great transatlantic partnership between Sweden and the U.S. are among events to be celebrated throughout 2013 as a part of our Globalization and Migration theme.

We invite you to join us at Embassy of Sweden for an exciting year.



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