Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

Managing Migration in World Society: International Organizations in Migration Politics

March 10, 2016 — March 11, 2016

Location:March 10, 2016:
The HUB Ottawa
Ottawa Downtown, 71 Bank Street, 6th Floor, Ottawa
5:30 – 9PM

March 11, 2016:
River Building Atrium and Conference Rooms
Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
8AM – 8PM

This 1.5 days international research workshop and conference, taking place during Carleton University’s Faculty of Public Affair’s Research Month, features established and emerging scholars from across Canada, the U.S., Europe and other countries.

Specialized international organizations (IOs), including the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the organization of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), matter significantly to today’s migration politics. Recent examples include the resettlement of Syrian refugees, but also the support of states in better protecting their borders and keeping immigration systems restrictive.

Contributions to this event aim to increase scholarly awareness of the growing involvement of IOs in national, regional and global politics, while closing significant gaps in our scholarly understanding of IOs and their contribution to world (migration) politics.  Preliminary Schedule-page-001

Our event at the Ottawa Hub (March 10) and at Carleton University (March 11) was made possible by a joint effort of Prof. Martin Geiger, international and national research collaborators/centres and numerous Carleton students. These students include both graduate (MA and doctoral) as well as undergraduate students from various departments, participating in the Mobility & Politics cluster (, who have an active say and strong involvement in making this event possible.

For the event program and to register please visit the official page here. You can also click on the included document to view the preliminary schedule.