Migration Research Leaders' Syndicate
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In 2017, IOM invited the world’s leading migration researchers to join in sharing their expertise and knowledge in support of the 2018 global compact on safe, orderly and regular migration. We designed the Syndicate to take into account a range of factors, including the ambitious timeframe set for the global compact for migration, the wealth of expertise of leading academic and applied researchers working on a wide range of migration topics, and the substantial body of migration research and analysis currently existing globally that could usefully support global compact for migration processes. With this in mind, we asked Syndicate members to contribute in ways that reflected their leadership in migration research, their busy schedules and ongoing commitments.
As a first step, we asked Syndicate members to provide their ‘top three reads’ to inform discussions and negotiations ahead of the global compact for migration. In other words, we asked Syndicate members: “If you had the chance to provide only three pieces of research and analysis on aspects of (un)safe, (dis)orderly and (ir)regular migration to policymakers, what would they be?” A workshop was also held in late September 2017 with Syndicate members and advisors to refine ideas on some of the most complex and pressing issues in international migration today (please see link on the right-hand side of the page for more information). A final publication comprising Syndicate members' contributions was later launched during IOM's 108th Council, in November 2017.
In undertaking this targeted initiative, IOM strove for geographic and thematic diversity, with a focus on objectivity, neutrality and non-partisanship. Importantly, the views expressed by members of the Syndicate do not necessarily reflect those of IOM or any of its member states.
MIGRATION RESEARCH LEADERS SYNDICATE - MEMBERS
(in surname alphabetical order)
Papa Demba Fall’s recommended top three reads:
- "Imagining Europe: Being Willing to Go Does not Necessarily Result in Taking the Necessary Steps" by Papa Demba Fall (2014)
- "Migration and Development in the Sahel. Upon Lessons Learnt: How to Take Advantage of Mobility Better?" by Papa Demba Fall (2016)
- "Des Francenabé aux Modou-Modou. L’émigration Sénégalaise Contemporaine" by Papa Demba Fall (2016)
Dr Papa Demba Fall is professor and research director at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal, where he is head of the Department of Human Sciences at the Institut fondamental d’Afrique noire Cheikh Anta Diop, and Research Network Director of the study of African international migrations.
Elizabeth Ferris’ recommended top three reads:
- "The New Wave: Forced Displacement Caused by Organized Crime in Central America and Mexico" by David Cantor (2014)
- "Migration and Global Environmental Change: Future Challenges and Opportunities" by the UK Government Office for Science (2011)
- "Gender and International Migration: From the Slavery Era to the Global Age" by Katharine Donato and Donna Gabaccia (2015)
Elizabeth Ferris is research professor with the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and also serves as a nonresident senior fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution. From January to September 2016, she also served as senior advisor to the U.N. General Assembly’s Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York. From 2006 to 2015, she was a senior fellow and co-director of the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement where she worked to support understanding and protection of internally displaced persons. Prior to joining Brookings, she spent 20 years working in the field of humanitarian assistance, most recently in Geneva, Switzerland at the World Council of Churches. She has also served as the director of the Church World Service’s Immigration and Refugee Program; as research director for the Life & Peace Institute in Uppsala, Sweden; and as a Fulbright professor at the Universidad Autónoma de México. Her teaching experience has included positions at Lafayette College, Miami University, and Pembroke State University. She has written extensively on refugee, migration, and humanitarian issues, including “The Politics of Protection: The Limits of Humanitarian Action” (Brookings Institution Press, 2011) and most recently, “Consequences of Chaos: Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis and the Failure to Protect,” with Kemal Kirsici (Brookings Institution Press, 2016). She received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her master’s and doctorate from the University of Florida.
Anne Gallagher’s recommended top three reads:
- "Strangers in Our Midst: The Political Philosophy of Immigration" by David Miller (2016)
- "The Politics of Immigration: Contradictions of the Liberal State" by James Hampshire (2013)
- "Exploitation in Migration: Unacceptable but Inevitable" by Anne Gallagher (2015)
Anne T. Gallagher AO (BA. LLB, M.Int.L, PhD) is a lawyer, practitioner, teacher and scholar with an established international reputation in human rights and the administration of criminal justice. She served as a UN human rights official from 1992 to 2003, the last four years as Special Adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. In that capacity she participated in development of the international legal framework around human trafficking and migrant smuggling, leading the UN Inter-Agency Group in the negotiation process. Since resigning from the UN in 2003, Anne has held various leadership and technical roles in an intergovernmental program that aims to strengthen legislative and criminal justice responses to human trafficking and related exploitation in South East Asia. Other current positions include Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Presidential Task force on Trafficking; member of the IOM Director-General’s Advisory Board on Migration; and Academic Adviser at Doughty St Chambers, the UK’s largest civil rights practice. An independent and award-winning scholar, she is widely recognized as a global authority on the international law of human trafficking and of migrant smuggling.
Hein de Haas’ recommended top three reads:
- "Theories of International Migration: A Review and Appraisal" by Douglas Massey, Joaquin Arango, Graeme Hugo, Ali Kouaouci, Adela Pellegrino and J. Edward Taylor (1993)
- "Migration and Development: A Theoretical Perspective" by Hein de Haas (2010)
- "Why Border Enforcement Backfired" by Douglas Massey, Jorge Durand and Karen Pren (2016)
Hein de Haas is Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. He is a founding member and a former director of the International Migration Institute (IMI) at the University of Oxford. He is also Extraordinary Professor of Migration and Development at Maastricht University / United Nations University. He also maintains a blog on migration-related topics. His research focuses on the linkages between migration and broader processes of social transformation and development in origin and destination countries. His theoretical and empirical publications cover a wide range of issues, including migration determinants, migration policies, the development implications of migration, transnationalism and rural-urban transformations. He did extensive fieldwork in the Middle East and Africa and, particularly, in Morocco. De Haas is co-author (with Stephen Castles and Mark Miller) of The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World, a leading text book in the field of migration studies. In 2009, De Haas was awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for the DEMIG (Determinants of International Migration) project (2010-2014), which studies the effectiveness of migration policies. He recently received an ERC Consolidator Grant for the MADE (Migration as Development) project, in which he investigated the long-term effects of development in origin and destination societies for internal and international migration patterns. In 2015, De Haas was awarded a second grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for the MADE (Migration as Development) project (2015-2020), which investigates how processes of development and social transformation have shaped human migration across the globe over the past centuries. Hein de Haas holds an undergraduate degree in anthropology (1989), an MA degree in environmental and social geography (1995) from the University of Amsterdam and a PhD in social sciences from the University of Nijmegen (2003).
Jenna Hennebry’s recommended top three reads:
- "Worlds in Motion: Understanding International Migration at the End of the Millennium" by Douglas Massey, Joaquin Arango, Graeme Hugo, Ali Kouaouci, Adela Pellegrino (1999)
- "Globalizing Care Economies and Migrant Workers: Explorations in Global Care Chains" by Nicola Yeates (2009)
- "Women Migrant Workers’ Journey through the Margins: Labour, Migration and Trafficking" by Jenna Hennebry, Will Grass and Janet McLaughlin (2016)
Jenna Hennebry holds a Ph.D. in Sociology, is an Associate Professor affiliated with the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and is the Director of the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research focuses on international migration and mobility, with a specialization in lower-skilled labour migration with regional expertise in Canada, Mexico, Morocco and Spain.
Dr. Hennebry’s research portfolio includes comparative studies of migration policy and foreign worker programs with an emphasis on migrant rights and health, migration industries, non-state migration mediation, transnational families, and the role of remittances in development. Recent work examines the role of bilateral labour mobility agreements in protecting migrant rights and social protections, non-state actors and an expanding migration industry in foreign worker programs, and shifting regimes of labour migration governance worldwide (e.g. www.mappingmigration.com and www.migrantworkerhealth.ca).
Dr. Hennebry is currently working with UN Women to provide key analytical and methodological support to the UN Women’s project on Promoting and Protecting Women Migrant Worker’s Labour and Human Rights. She is also working with the World Bank on the KNOMAD project, KNOMAD draws on experts from all parts of the world to synthesize existing knowledge and generate new knowledge for use by policy makers in sending and receiving countries.
Ahmet İçduygu’s recommended top three reads:
- "Europe’s Failed ‘Fight’ Against Irregular Migration: Ethnographic Notes on a Counterproductive Industry" by Ruben Andersson (2016)
- "Critical Approaches to Transit Migration" by Michael Collyer, Franck Düvell and Hein de Haas (2012)
- "The Politics of Irregular Migratory Flows in the Mediterranean Basin: Economy, Mobility and 'Illegality'" by Ahmet İçduygu (2007)
Ahmet İçduygu is Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. He currently holds a dual appointment as a full professor at Koç, one is in the Department of International Relations and the other is in the Department of Sociology. He is also the Director of the Migration Research Center at Koc (MiReKoc). He holds a PhD in Demography from the Australian National University. He held visiting fellow positions at Stockholm University, the University of Warwick, the University of Manchester, and the European University Institute in Florence. He is an elected member of the Science Academy in Turkey. In addition to his own individual research projects, Professor İçduygu has conducted various research projects for the international organizations such as IOM, UNHCR, EU, OECD and ILO. He teaches on migration studies, theories and practices of citizenship, international organizations, civil society, nationalism and ethnicity, and research methods. In addition to his numerous articles in scholarly journals, such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Citizenship Studies, European Review, International Migration, International Labor and Working Class History, Population, Space and Place, and British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, his most recent books include: Migration and Transformation: Multi-Level Analysis of Migrant Transnationalism, co-edited with P. Pitkänen and D. Sert (Springer, 2011), Countries of Migrants, Cities of Migrants – Italy, Spain, Turkey, co-edited with M. Balbo and J.P. Serrano (ISIS Press, 2013), and Critical Reflections in Migration Research: Views from the South and the North, co-edited with Ayşem Biriz Karaçay (Koç University Press, 2014).
Liliana Lyra Jubilut’s recommended top three reads:
- "Durable Solutions: 5 Implementation Challenges and Possible Pathways for Improvement" by André de Lima Madureira and Liliana Lyra Jubilut (2016)
- "Making the Most of Human Mobility" by António Guterres and William Lacy Swing (2010)
- "The Refugee Crisis Is Humanity’s Crisis" by Brad Evans and Zygmunt Bauman (2016)
Liliana Lyra Jubilut holds a PhD and a Master in International Law from Universidade de São Paulo, and an LLM in International Legal Studies from NYU School of Law. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School and a Visiting Fellow at the Refugee Law Initiative, at the University of London. She has been a Lawyer/RSD and Protection Officer/ Outreach Protection Consultant at the Refugee Center of Caritas Arquidiocesana de São Paulo (Brazil) – UNHCR implementing partner – and a Consultant for UNHCR-Brazil. She has coordinated the first ever national survey on migrants and refugees access to rights in Brazil, for the Brazilian government (Ministry of Justice’s Pensando o Direito project in partnership with the Institute for Applied Economic Research - IPEA), and the Declaration on the Integral Protection of Refugees and Other Forced Migrants and for the Construction of an Effective Humanitarian Space (an international document created in 2014 by academics and civil society organizations in celebration of the 30 anniversary of the Cartagena Declaration). She has been a part of national and international research projects, including with the Refugee Law Initiative, the Center for International Criminal Justice and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). She is also part of the Editorial Board of the International Refugee Law Series. Currently, she is a Professor of the Post-graduate Programme in Law at Universidade Católica de Santos, where she is part of the coordination of both the UNHCR Sergio Vieira de Mello Chair and the Research Group Human Rights and Vulnerabilities, since 2013. She has been working with refugees’ issues since 1999.
Ray Jureidini’s recommended top three reads:
- "Ways Forward in Recruitment of Low-skilled Migrant Workers in the Asia-Arab States Corridor" by Ray Jureidini (2016)
- "When Refugees Stopped Being Migrants: Movement, Labour and Humanitarian Protection" by Katy Long (2013)
- "Global Migration Governance" by Alexander Betts (ed.) (2014)
Ray Jureidini is an Australian professor of migration ethics and human rights at the Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar. His human and labor rights based research and activism centers on migrant labor exploitation, human trafficking, racism, debt bondage and slavery-like practices in the Middle East. He completed his doctorate in 1986 in economic and industrial Sociology at Flinders University in South Australia. After teaching Sociology in several universities in Australia, he spent 6 years at the American University of Beirut from 1999 where he began researching and publishing on human rights issues concerning migrant domestic workers and conducted the first survey of domestic workers in the region. At the American University in Cairo from 2005-2011, he became director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies and conducted a number of research projects on migrant and refugee issues, including household domestic workers, child domestic workers, Egyptian families of migrant workers abroad and trajectories of Somali and Ethiopian asylum seekers in Yemen, Syria and Turkey. In 2012, Dr Jureidini spent a year as research consultant for the Center of Design Innovation at Qatar Foundation in Doha. He was one of the authors of the Qatar Foundation’s 2013 Mandatory Standards for Migrant Worker Welfare and the author of a 2014 report, Migrant Labour Recruitment to Qatar for the Qatar Foundation. More recently, he authored the ILO publication, Ways Forward in Fair Recruitment of Low-skilled Migrant Workers in the Asia-Arab States corridor. Dr. Jureidini is also a consultant and advisor on human trafficking, labour recruitment, labour supply chain evaluations and migrant labour reform advocacy.
Walter Kälin's recommended top three reads:
- "Migration and Global Environmental Change Report - Executive summary" by Foresight (2011)
- "Agenda for the Protection of Cross-Border Displaced persons in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change" by the Nansen Initiative on Disaster-Induced Cross-Border Displacement (2015)
- "Building International Approaches to Climate Change, Disasters and Displacement" by Jane McAdam (2016)
Walter Kälin is professor emeritus for international and (Swiss) constitutional law, University of Bern/Switzerland. He is the present Envoy of the Chair of the Platform on Disaster Displacement and the former Envoy of the Nansen Initiative on disaster-induced cross-border displacement (2012 – 1015). Prof. Kälin also served as Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of internally displaced persons (2004 – 2010), as a member of the UN Human Rights Committee (2003 – 2008 / 2012 – 2014) and as Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Commission on the situation of human rights in Iraqi occupied Kuwait (1991/92).
Binod Khadria’s recommended top three reads:
- "Adversary Analysis and the Quest for Global Development" by Binod Khadria (2009)
- "Migration of Health Workers and Health of International Migrants: Framework for Bridging Some Knowledge Disjoints Between Brain Drain and Brawn Drain" by Binod Khadria (2012)
- "Involuntary and Illegal Migration to India: The Case of Bangladesh" by Binod Khadria (2016)
Binod Khadria is a professor of economics and education at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, and Director of International Migration and Diaspora Studies (IMDS) Project. Presently holding the coveted ICCR Chair of Contemporary Indian Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, he has been formerly a recipient of two prestigious fellowships: the Times Fellowship in India and the Fulbright Fellowship in the US. As a visiting professor he has taught at the University of Melbourne in Australia; Kwansai Gakuin University in Japan; National University of Singapore, Maastricht University in the Netherlands; Graduate Institute, Geneva; University of Rouen in France; University of Sussex, UK; Trinity College Dublin; Boston University; and the University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, while at Trinity College Dublin, he delivered one of the prestigious Euro-Visions public lectures organized to mark the Irish Presidency of the European Council.
Professor Khadria is Deputy Chair for South Asia and Regional Coordinator for India at the Asia Pacific Migration Research Network (APMRN), and a member of the Boards of a number of organizations, like IOM Migration Research and Training Centre (MRTC) at Seoul, South Korea; International Network on Migration and Development (INMD) at Zacatecas, Mexico; International Geographical Union (IGU), and International Union for the Scientific Study Population (IUSSP). Apart from being a member of the International Steering Committee of the Metropolis International for many years, he has just launched one of its Asia Secretariats in New Delhi. He is also on the editorial advisory boards of a number of peer-reviewed journals: Journal for Citizenship and Globalisation Studies (Australia), Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (Canada), Journal of International Migration and Integration (Canada); Migration Studies (Oxford, UK); Asian and Pacific Migration Journal (Philippines); Journal of South Asian Diaspora (India); and Journal of Migration and Development (India).
His publications include The Migration of Knowledge Workers: Second-generation Effects of India's Brain Drain (Sage, 1999) and a number of research papers by ILO, OECD, Global Commission on International Migration (GCIM), Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD, France), Institute for Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO, Japan), Harvard International Review, 2010 World Social Science Report, Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora (Didier Millet), etc. One of his often cited 2001 article,“Shifting Paradigms of Globalization: The Twenty-first Century Transition towards Generics in Skilled Migration from India”, first published in IOM journal International Migration was reprinted in a 2011 four-volume Sage Library of International Relations Series. In 2007, he was the Guest Editor of a Special Issue of the Asian Population Studies on “Skilled Diasporas in Asian Development”. In 2010, he was an External Advisory Board member of the IOM’s World Migration Report, and in 2013 an Editorial Board member of The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration (Wiley-Blackwell). Recently, in collaboration with Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), he concluded a major joint-research project funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) on “Migration, Scientific Diasporas and Development Impact of Return Migration on India”, and published a jointly edited volume, Indian Skilled Migration and Development: To Europe and Back, (Springer, 2014). His latest co-authored publication is the Research Report published by the Youth Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education: India’s Human Capital in Gen-Y and Gen-Z: Constructs of an Index of Service Production, Research Report 47, Oct., 2016: http://education.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/2208986/Indias-Human-Capital-in-Gen-Y-and-Gen-Z_Khadria-et-al_2016.pdf
In 2009, Professor Khadria was nominated to the International Advisory Committee of the 3rd UN Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) held at Athens. In the same year, he launched the India Migration Report on the sub-theme Past, Present and the Future Outlook followed by the next volume, on The Americas in 2012, published by the Cambridge University Press. He is presently engaged in preparation of next two volumes, one on The Continents of Africa and Europe, and the other on The Asia-Pacific. In addition, he is co-editing a SAGE Handbook of International Migration.
At Rutgers, as the first ICCR Chair of Indian Studies in the US, Professor Khadria has introduced a new Spring-term graduate course, “Economics for the Global Citizen”. “Ear to Asia”, a podcast series by the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne has recently aired his views on the two Indian Diasporas in the Global Workforce: