Invitation to the Symposium “Current Themes in Migration Research: Where Do We Go from Here?”


January 25 - January 26, 2016


Symposium venue Malmö University, Niagara building, NI:C0E11

Target group:

All interested are welcome - free of charge

The Willy Brandt Guest Professorship was established at Malmö University fifteen years ago. It is funded by a donation from the City of Malmö to Malmö University upon its opening. Over the years Malmö University has had the honour of hosting 24 prominent scholars from around the world within the field of migration research, and we are happy to announce that 18 of these will join us for this celebration.

The symposium aims at highlighting the state of the art of migration studies through presentations by each of the former guest professors of their current research, while also focusing on discussions of the ways forward in our field. For this the presentations will be done within panels demarcated by topic, and the end of each session will allow for time to discuss between the panellists and in plenum.

The Symposium is organized by Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM), the Malmö University Research Centre hosting the Willy Brandt Guest Professors since 2007.

The number of participants is limited and you need to sign up. Please follow this link to sign up:

PROGRAM OUTLINE (full program will be available on in mid-December):

Monday 25.1.2016

08:30–09:00 Registration
09:00–09:30 Opening address
09:30–10:30 Presentations
10:30–11:00 COFFEE
11:00–12:30 Presentations
12:30–14:00 LUNCH
14:00–15:30 Presentations
15:30–16:00 COFFEE
16:00–17:00 Presentations
19:30–SYMPOSIUM DINNER at Malmö Rådhus (Town Hall)

Tuesday 26.1.2016
09:00–09:30 Registration
09:30–10:30 Presentations
10:30–11:00 COFFEE
11:00–12:30 Presentations
12:30–14:00 LUNCH
14:00–15:30 Presentations
15:30–16:00 COFFEE
16:00–17:00 Presentations
17:00–17:30 Wrapping-up


  • Rainer Bauböck, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
  • Grete Brochmann, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Sandro Cattacin, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Jock Collins, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Don J. DeVoretz, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Thomas Faist, University of Bielefeld, Germany
  • Daniel Hiebert, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Ayhan Kaya, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
  • Russell King, University of Sussex, UK
  • Marco Martiniello, Université de Liège, Belgium
  • Ewa Morawska, University of Essex, UK
  • Nikos Papastergiadis, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Garbi Schmidt, Roskilde University, Denmark
  • Giuseppe Sciortino, University of Trento, Italy
  • Miri Song, University of Kent, UK
  • Yasemin Soysal, University of Essex, UK
  • Raymond Taras, Tulane University, USA
  • Ellie Vasta, Macquarie University, Australia

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. The symposium is funded by a grant from The Crafoord Foundation ( and the Willy Brandt donation from the City of Malmö. The symposium dinner at Malmö Rådhus (Town Hall) is hosted by the City of Malmö

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