Politics in Britain has been misinformed and misled recently. Debates on Brexit referendum were heavily influenced by migration debate as many of the recent elections in the UK. The truth is there are millions of British living abroad and many in the EU while millions of Europeans settled in the UK. Thus a decision on “in” or “out” is not an easy one and likely to remain so despite the outcome of the recent referendum.
The panel will review the major migration challenges globally and in the UK and US. There are perhaps no immediate solutions to migration challenges, only trade offs between competing goods that are often difficult to make explicit. This seminar offers a unique opportunity to interact with leading migration experts.
Migration challenges for the UK and remittances
Professor Jackline Wahba, Member of the UK Migration Advisory Committee & Professor, University of Southampton
Jackline Wahba is a Professor of Economics at the University of Southampton (UK). Her research interests are in Labour and Development Economics. Her recent work has focused on migration and labour markets in developing countries, in particular on Return migration; Remittances; Migrants’ labour market experiences; Labour mobility.
Global overview and migration challenges in the US
Professor Philip L. Martin, Director of Gifford Center Population Studies, Universityof California-Davis, US
Philip L. Martin is Emeritus Professor at University of California Davis, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. He is the Editor of Rural Migration News and chairs the UC Comparative Immigration & Integration Program. His research focuses on economic development, competition, farm labour, and immigration policy, and he has earned a reputation as an effective analyst who can develop practical solutions to complex migration issues.
Migration discourses and scholarship
Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci, Director of Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent’s University London
Ibrahim Sirkeci is Ria Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing and the Director of the Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies (RCTS) at Regent’s University London (UK). His main research areas are human mobility, labour markets, remittances, transnational consumers. He is the editor of Migration Letters and leading new journal Remittances Review. He has chaired Turkish Migration Conferences since 2012. His book “Cultures of Migration” coauthored with J. Cohen was selected Outstanding Academic Title in the US.