Lecture: Professor Steven Vertovec, "Visualising Global Migration"

Past Event

11 March 2011, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Queen Elizabeth House
Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

Numerous agencies and scholars have suggested that global migration patterns have diversified in complex ways over the past thirty years. However, it has been hard to verify such large-scale shifts or analyse changing configurations due to the scattered nature of global migration data and the lack of methods for demonstrating transformative trends.

In this talk, Professor Vertovec will present new global migration data and demonstrate novel data visualization techniques created by the Max Planck Institute in conjunction with the World Bank and United Nations Population Division.

Professor Vertovec is Director of the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, and Honorary Joint Professor of Sociology and Ethnology, University of Göttingen. Previously he was Professor of Transnational Anthropology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, Director of the British Economic and Social Research Council’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), and Senior Research Fellow at Linacre College, Oxford. Steven Vertovec is co-editor of the journal Global Networks and editor of the Routledge book series ‘Transnationalism’.