Catalysing Solutions for Climate Change and Inequalities: Call for Contributions to the Mobilities and Migration stream

The Forum for Global Challenges (3-5 May 2022), a major biennial conference seeking to catalyse solutions to the some of the most pressing challenges of our time such as climate change and inequality, is inviting contributions to the programme on ‘reimaging movement for connected and sustainable societies’.    The Forum is organised by the University of Birmingham, through its Institute for Global Innovation,... Continue Reading →

Launch on NODE UK|Japan special issue

On 13 December at 10 am (GMT) we are launching the special issue of Comparative Migration Studies edited and authored by members of the NODE UK|Japan academic network. We will hear from editors and authors and celebrate the network with the launch of the new NODE portal. All articles are available open access on Comparative... Continue Reading →

The many voices of Iris: now a polyphonic podcast

After a year and almost thirty episodes of Conversations with Iris as zoomcast, Stefano Piemontese and Nando Sigona explain why it was time to launch also a podcast version. The podcast is available on Google, Apple Podcast, and Spotify.  Before the pandemic, IRiS hosted monthly seminars on campus, inviting scholars, writers, and activists to present their work and discuss it with... Continue Reading →

Indigenous migration in Mexico, Guatemala and the USA: Valentina Glockner and Walter G. Flores speak to Jenny Allsopp

This conversation examines the unresearched phenomenon of indigenous migration with a focus on Guatemala, Mexico and the US diaspora. Despite the heterogeneity of indigenous populations in terms of language culture, age, gender and family make-up, they often face a range of specific vulnerabilities on the move. The challenges they meet both on their journey and once... Continue Reading →

Mobility and migration after Covid-19: webinar on 7 July, 2pm (BST)

>Webinar is free and open to the public, please register here. What role will physical and social mobility infrastructures play in shaping future post-pandemic societies globally and locally? How can connectedness between different types of mobilities contribute to solve global challenges and create more sustainable cities and societies? Mobility of goods, services and people shapes the way that we use and... Continue Reading →

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