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The Political Economy of Global Migration

Date and time

2016.08.12, 9:00 AM to 9:00 AM


As disciplines, Economics and Human Rights have yet to fully develop a partnership in the fight for social justice. A concerted effort to foster interdisciplinary dialogue is needed in order to conceptualize global issues differently and create innovative solutions accordingly. With regards to global migration, this roundtable will discuss the political and economic underpinnings of current migration patterns. From analysing the social political categories of migrants to examining human commodification and the geopolitical consequences of smuggling, as well as the policies faced by migrants once their journey has ended, we aim to harness a critical understanding of global migration as it stands today. In order to generate useful debate, we will furthermore consider alternative ways in which we can economically and thus politically empower the most vulnerable people in the world.
Production: The Circumstances under Which Citizens Become Migrants & State Responsibility
Exportation: The Economics of Smuggling and the Journey as a Human Commodity
Importation: Arrivals, Detention Centers and Exclusionary Politics
Discussion: Economic & Political Mechanisms of Empowerment

Tentative List of Speakers/Participating Organizations:
Canadian Council for Refugees (Pending Confirmation)
Human Rights Committee of the Montreal Holocaust Museum (Pending Confirmation)
Action Réfugiés Montréal

Rup Sunar, The Professional Development and Research Center Nepal
Dr. Sanjay Reddy, The New School for Social Research, Columbia University

Rup Sunar, The Professional Development and Research Center Nepal


WSF 2016

Venue description

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Economic sectors

General relevance - all sectors

Target groups

Public awareness

Geographical focuses

America - North, Canada, United States, Ontario, Alberta, México, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Other provinces, Federal, Nova Scotia, Global relevance, Regional relevance, and National relevance


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