Seminar: Dr Khalid Koser, "International Migration and the Global Financial Crisis"

Past Event

19 February 2009, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Dr Khalid Koser, Course Director, New Issues in Security Course, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland

Summary: This presentation analyses the impacts of the global financial crisis on international migration worldwide. These seem likely to include diverting attention from migration policy-making at national, regional and global levels; a reduction in migrant remittances; increasing pressure on migration in poor countries; growing resentment towards migrant workers; and an increase in highly-skilled migration globally and labour mobility in the European Union. Policy options will be considered, drawing on the experiences of the Asian (1997) and Russian (1998) financial crises.