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International Conference 'New Trends and Directions of Migration'

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October 26-27, 2017

Migration is one of the most important global phenomena of the modern world, affecting economic, political, social, and cultural processes and giving rise to new phenomena and practices. Migration takes different shapes and forms. Some countries experience an outward flow of populations, while others undergo a large-scale inflow of migrants and refugees. What issues should scholars focus on today in order to understand migration on the local, national, or even continental scale? What methods need to be employed in such studies? How is migration to be understood in academic research, and what questions must be answered today?

The conference is geared towards an interdisciplinary approach. We have brought together experts from a variety of fields, including economics, sociology, political science, anthropology, and cultural studies. Among other issues, we are going to discuss the following themes:

1)     new directions of migration;

2)     transnational migration

3)     forced migration;

4)     ethnic entrepreneurship and transformation of urban space;

5)     children of migrants and integration of migrants;

6)     religion and migration.

The conference will include a roundtable ‘Adaptation of Migrants’ Children’, bringing together scholars and civil society activists to discuss problems of access to education for the children of migrants and issues of their adaptation in schools.  

Keynote speakers:

Heaven Crawley, Professor of International Migration, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations Coventry University

Anatoly G. Vishnevsky, Professor of Demographic Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics  

Conference committee:

Ekaterina Demintseva, Director, Centre for Qualitative Social Policy Research, Institute for Social Policy, Higher School of Economics, Moscow; Associate Professor, School of Cultural Studies, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Tatiana Intigrinova, Policy Advisor, Oxfam in Russia

Ekaterina Komarova, Deputy Director, Institute for Social Policy, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Dmitriy Oparin, Senior Lecturer, Department of Ethnology, Moscow State University (Lomonosov University); Research Fellow, Institute for Social Policy, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Working languages: English and Russian


Address: Myasnitskaya street, 20 and 11 (Lubyanka metro station)

Programme of the conference -  Migration_Eng_fin.pdf

Conference registration until October 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM. Email your name to: migrconference2017@gmail.com

Call for Papers -  Callofpapers.pdf