MiReKoc 15  Year Anniversary Conference

Migration and Development in the ‘Global South’: Research Challenges and Policy Implications

The global migration research agenda mainly focuses on migration from states in the ‘Global South’ to the ‘Global North’, although much migration occurs among countries within the ‘Global South’. Migrants and refugees within the ‘Global South’ migrate to neighboring states or far beyond seeking refuge, as skilled or unskilled labor, entrepreneurs among others. Simultaneously, citizens from the ‘Global North’ migrate to the ‘Global South’ for work, retirement or as a lifestyle choice. Migration to, through and among countries within the ‘Global South’ may involve multiple trajectories, transit spaces or destinations as migratory policies change, or economies fluctuate. Providing a space for discussion, we call upon researchers to reflect on migratory practices, experiences of displacement and forced migration in the ‘Global South’.

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the founding of MiReKoc, this conference builds on existing scholarship and engagement focused on migration in the ‘Global South’. We anticipate submissions focusing on migration contexts and questions of the ‘Global South’ exploring but not limited to the following themes:

Diverse Issues in Migration and Development

Urban Migration: Cities, Labor, Processes of Othering and Forms of Belonging

Forced Migration in the ‘Global South’: Legal Frameworks, Actors and Experiences

Methodological Innovation and Terminology in Migration Research on ‘Global South’

Research Collaboration Across Geographies and Institutions in the ‘Global South’ and ‘Global North’

Koç University

Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private university with the mission to produce the most capable graduates by providing a world-class education, to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and to contribute to the benefit of Turkey and humanity at large. The university stands out with its colorful and active student body, positive social life, and modern campus facilities.