On the Move – Global migrations, challenges and responses


An International Scientific Conference taking place at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences will address the issue of global migrations – the challenges they pose and the role of research and policy in responding to them

Oslo, October 26 2016 – Organized by the International Social Science Council (ISSC), CROP (the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty) and Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, the international scientific conference On the Move – Global migrations, challenges and responses takes place today. The plenary sessions will be livestreamed:

Global migration flows have become a matter of concern across all continents, from the current flow of refugees crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa or over the straits from Turkey to the Greek islands, to border crossings between the US and Mexico, to stateless people leaving Myanmar. Movements of people affect the welfare of millions of human beings – the migrants and refugees, those who stay behind, and the residents of transit and host countries.

The conference will provide an opportunity to address current challenges around migration and integration worldwide, and to discuss policy responses and the role of science in addressing these issues. Researchers from all regions of the world and from across the social science disciplines will present current research on migration, and exchange with international experts and practitioners.

Plenary speakers include Saskia Sassen of Columbia University and Jan Egeland of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Programme (subject to unexpected change)

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