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UCL Global Migration symposia launched

24 February 2010


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  • 23 March symposium
  • UCL Global Migration Network
  • UCL Centre for the Research & Analysis of Migration (CReAM)
  • Booking is now open for the first two events in the inaugural series of UCL Global Migration symposia.

    The series will feature renowned international guest lecturers and discussants from fields of expertise including political science, laws, sociology, economics, genetics and the arts. Convened by members of the UCL Global Migration Network, the events aim to bring together the public and experts from across the academic, non-governmental and public policy community to debate key issues of global migration.

    10 MARCH 2010

    Professor Peggy Levitt (Wellesley College, US)

    'Globalisation and Cosmopolitan Citizenship: Migrating Bodies, Practices and Ideas'

    Discussant: Professor John Eade, Director of CRONEM, University of Roehampton and Visiting Professor in the Migration Research Unit

    Peggy Levitt is a Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College and a Research Fellow at The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University where she co-directs The Transnational Studies Initiative.

    This event is convened by the UCL Migration Research Unit.

    23 MARCH 2010

    Professor Gordon Hanson (UC San Diego)

    'Managing Immigration Policy in High Income Countries'

    Followed by a podium discussion with:

    • David Coats, Associate Director Policy, The Work Foundation
    • David Goodhart, founder and editor Prospect magazine
    • Jonathan Portes, Chief Economist, Cabinet Office.

    Gordon Hanson is Director of the Center on Pacific Economies and a professor of economics in the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and the Department of Economics at UC San Diego. Hanson is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior research fellow at the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development. He is also an External Research Fellow of the UCL Centre for the Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM).

    This event is convened by the UCL Centre for the Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM).

    For further details and to register, use the links at the top of this article.

    The series is supported by the UCL Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction and the UCL Research Challenges Fund.

    UCL context

    The UCL Migration Network aims to:

    • encourage dialogue and debate across the many areas of expertise of UCL involved in migration
    • to open innovative opportunities for researchers for developing groundbreaking, challenging, crossdisciplinary academic projects focused on migration that build on the diversity of expertise within UCL
    • develop and deliver high-quality interdisciplinary postgraduate teaching programmes in migration that actively engage with contemporary policy debates
    • highlight the high-quality research and teaching in migration undertaken at UCL to a wider academic and general public audiences
    • position UCL as a key informant to governments, business and the community about matters relating to global migration
    • contribute to the UCL Grand Challenges of Intercultural Interaction, Sustainable Cities, Global Health and Human Wellbeing.