On Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 October, academics from Queen Mary University of London and Cornell University met on the Queen Mary, Malta campus on the island of Gozo for a workshop on transnational migration.
This is part of a partnership between the Centre for the Study of Migration at Queen Mary, Cornell University's Migrations initiative and the Queen Mary Global Policy Institute.
This two-day transnational migration workshop was set up to further develop collaboration between Queen Mary and Cornell University in their shared research interests on transnational migration. They were also joined by Dr Maria Pisani from the University of Malta and Dr Katrin Camilleri, a human rights lawyer and Country Director for the Jesuit Refugee Service.
Panels discussed topics, such as:
The workshop was coordinated by Professor Parvati Nair, who is the Convenor of the Queen Mary Global Policy Institute. Speaking about the two-day event, Parvati said: “I’m delighted to be at our amazingly stunning campus on the island of Gozo. We have been working for some time with our colleagues at Cornell University’s migration hub towards this two-day transnational migration workshop. We have benefitted from some rich and productive exchanges and discussions on our shared research and scholarly interests on migration. We also look forward to some productive exchanges with colleagues in Malta – at the University of Malta and elsewhere.”
Professor Eric Tagliacozzo from Cornell University said: “We are here in Malta to talk about the history and contemporary dimensions of migration across the planet. It’s been fantastic to get colleagues from all of these institutions to talk about how this looks across global geographies but also because we’re here in Malta, in the Mediterranean, where this has been a huge issue over the past number of years. It’s been an incredibly fruitful collaboration and we’re looking forward to many more of them.”
A report resulting from the workshop authored by Queen Mary PhD student Louisa Brain will be published soon.
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