Seminar: Oxford at Said: Migration - Life on the move

Past Event

29 November 2010, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Said Business School
Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP

Hein de Haas, James Martin Fellow, International Migration Institute
Carlos Vargas-Silva, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)

The mobility of people is now firmly recognised as a key factor in shaping society today, but the relationship between migration and societal change is only partly understood. The migration process is driven by social, economic, political and other forces and evolves in complex interaction with political decision-making, networks, brokers and infrastructures. It has also been acknowledged that the notion of migration includes integration or exclusion on all levels of society, the labour market, the impact on those left in the homeland, and other issues that arise from the experiences en route and on arrival.

The Oxford at Saïd seminar brings together researchers from economics, sociology and geography who research the multi-level forces shaping current and future migration processes and whose work highlights their socioeconomic and environmental impact on regional, national and global level.

The seminar runs from 18:00-19:30 and will be followed by a drinks reception. Students and staff from the University of Oxford as well as professionals are warmly invited to attend.

This event has been organised by the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation