Call for abstracts: Thinking about going 'home': Engaging with scenarios of return migration

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), 20-21 August 2015;

Abstracts of 200–250 words should be submitted by 15 April 2015. The number of slots for speakers is limited; applicants will be notified of the selection outcome by 1 May. For additional details and submission procedures, see the Conference web page. The organizers will cover accommodation and meals during the conference for all speakers. Participants must cover their own transportation costs. There is no participation fee.

Theme of the conference

The possibility of one day returning to one’s country of origin is a fact of life for international migrants. Some live in fear of deportation; others have a dream about retiring in their native country. This conference addresses the different ways in which migrants think, feel, and act upon the possibility of returning or being returned. We wish to cover a range of circumstances with different degrees of choice and coercion, recognizing that migrants’ agency always plays a role. The conference is organized on the occasion of the completion of the project Possibilities and Realities of Return Migration (PREMIG), led by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

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