MiReKoc 15 Year Anniversary Conference, 24-25 October 2019 Founder's Hall

Author: Migration Research Center at Koc University (MiReKoc)
Location: Founder's Hall, Koç University Main Campus

MiReKoc 15 Year Anniversary Conference
Migration and Development in the ‘Global South’: Research Challenges and Policy Implications
Date: 24-25 October 2019
Location: Koç University, Founder's Hall

The global migration research agenda mainly focuses on migration from states in the ‘Global South’ to the ‘Global North’, although much migration occurs among countries within the ‘Global South’. Migrants and refugees within the ‘Global South’ migrate to neighboring states or far beyond seeking refuge, as skilled or unskilled labor, entrepreneurs among others. Simultaneously, citizens from the ‘Global North’ migrate to the ‘Global South’ for work, retirement or as a lifestyle choice. Migration to, through and among countries within the ‘Global South’ may involve multiple trajectories, transit spaces or destinations as migratory policies change, or economies fluctuate. Providing a space for discussion, we call upon researchers to reflect on migratory practices, experiences of displacement and forced migration in the ‘Global South’.
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the founding of MiReKoc, this conference builds on existing scholarship and engagement focused on migration in the ‘Global South’. We anticipate submissions focusing on migration contexts and questions of the ‘Global South’ exploring but not limited to the following themes:
Diverse Issues in Migration and Development

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the founding of MiReKoc, this conference builds on existing scholarship and engagement focused on migration in the ‘Global South’.

Confirmed Speakers:

Nermin Abadan-Unat (Boğaziçi University)
Oliver Bakewell (The University of Manchester)
Thomas Faist (Bielefeld University)
Mine Eder (Boğaziçi University)
Rinus Penninx (University of Amsterdam)
Ranabir Samaddar (Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group)
Jan Rath (University of Amsterdam)
Binod Khadria (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Marie McAuliffe (Head of Migration Policy Research Division, IOM)
Howard Duncan (Carleton University)


- Diverse Issues in Migration and Development

- Urban Migration: Cities, Labor, Processes of Othering and Forms of Belonging

- Forced Migration in the ‘Global South’: Legal Frameworks, Actors and Experiences

- Methodological Innovation and Terminology in Migration Research on ‘Global South’

- Research Collaboration Across Geographies and Institutions in the ‘Global South’ and ‘Global North’

The conference is free and open to the public. Individuals wishing to attend the conference must register by filling in this form. It is necessary to register by October 22, 2019 to attend the conference.

For the Conference program, click here.

For the list of scholars and panelists, click here

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