Comparative Perspectives on Migration Attitudes and Behaviours: Causes, Consequences, Interventions

Human migration presents both opportunities and challenges for economies, societies, and politics around the world. This is particularly resonant in a global moment characterised by overlapping crises of conflict, COVID-19, and climate change, which all have implications for the scale and dynamics of migration. Several decades of diverse research have productively explored how, why, and with what consequences people move. By bringing world-leading scholars of migration into conversation with senior policymakers and practitioners, this two-day in-person conference will take stock of existing knowledge and set an agenda for future migration research.  The goals of the conference are: to compare experiences and issues relating to migration in high-income countries with those in low and middle-income countries that host large shares of the world’s migrants and displaced people; to probe the opportunities and risks associated with the relatively recent turn towards designing and testing interventions in migrant-receiving settings; and —to identify how research can relate more effectively with policy and practice in migration and integration.

The conference is over two days.
Monday 28 May is a full day
Tuesday 29 May is a half day ending with lunch

Conference Convenors:
William L Allen, University of Oxford and Nuffield College
Isabel Ruiz, University of Oxford and Harris Manchester College