Immigration, the growth of cities and globalization are increasingly interrelated processes. It is impossible to understand globalization without studying cities, which represent the centers of global interconnections.
Geography faculty have completed extensive work on immigration and diasporic entrepreneurship, particularly in the Washington, D.C., area. They have been awarded grants from the GW Center for International Business Education and Research, published dozens of academic articles, spoken on international panels and even contributed to guidelines on the topic to be distributed by the United Nations.
Some of the department's research on this topic is available to the public on the Globalization, Urbanization and Migration site, a collaborative research source and network that contains data sets, charts and maps on 150 metropolitan areas and more than 50 countries.