TMC 2015 in Prague, Charles University

Turkish Migration Conference 2015, 25 – 27 June 2015 – Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
Turkish Migration Conference 2015 is an international research event dedicated to the study of migration to, from, in and through Turkey covering a wide range of multidisciplinary areas including dynamics and patterns of human mobility, legal and regulatory frameworks, labour market outcomes, education and human capital, brain drain and brain circulation, short term migrations, migrant integration, diasporas, culture, media and politics, health and well-being of migrants, internal and international migration nexus, migrant experiences, the cost of migration, legal frameworks, conflicts, non-movers and attitudes and policies towards migration and migrants. The theme for this years, conference is set as “Economics, Identities, and Geographies” to reflect the multifaceted and multidisciplinary nature and scope of the field.

Turkish Migration Conference 2015 brought together practitioners, academics, and students from a broad range of disciplines including anthropology, demography, economics, law, psychology, sociology, development studies, health sciences, political science, international relations, media and communications, and other cognate disciplines with a focus on human mobility from Turkey, in Turkey and to Turkey. Inter-disciplinary research and comparative perspectives are particularly encouraged. Turkish Migration Conference features invited talks, parallel and special sessions, workshops, and policy sessions where practitioners, politicians and media representatives discuss Turkish migration. There are opportunities for side-meetings and social activities.

TMC 2015 also hosts a limited number of specialist sessions in Turkish to encourage transnational and cross-cultural research on Turkish migration. Please contact if you have queries regarding multilingual specialist sessions. Currently, there are specialist sessions planned in the following areas: Migrants and migration in the literature, Kurdish diasporas and borderlands, remittances and irregularity, and sexuality and migration.

Invited Speakers:

  • Professor Caroline Brettell, Southern Methodist University, USA
  • Professor Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University, USA
  • Professor Jeffrey H. Cohen, Ohio State University, USA
  • Dr Nedim Gürsel, CNRS, CETOBaC & INALCO, France & Turkey
  • Professor Philip L. Martin, University of California, Davis, USA

TMC 2015 Conference Committee

Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci (Chair), Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent’s University London, UK
Prof Philip L. Martin (Co-Chair), Dept. of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, USA
Dr Wadim Strielkowski (Co-Chair), Faculty of Social Sciences(Co-chair), Charles University Prague, Czech
Dr Inna Čábelková (Co-Chair), Faculty of Humanities, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
Prof Ali T. Akarca, Department of Economics, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Dr Bahar Baser, University of Coventry, UK
Prof Gudrun Biffl, Department of Migration and Globalization, Danube University Krems, Austria
Dr Elias Boukrami, Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent’s University London
Prof Jeffrey H. Cohen, Department of Anthropology, Ohio State University, USA
Prof Dilek Cindoğlu, Department of Sociology, Artuklu University, Turkey
Prof Ali Caglar, Department of Political Science, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Dr Mehmet Ali Dikerdem, Institute for Work Based Learning, Middlesex University, UK
Dr M. Murat Erdoğan, Migration and Politics Research Centre, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Dr Tahire Erman, Department of Political Science, Bilkent University, Turkey
Prof Sibel Kalaycıoğlu, Department of Sociology, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Dr Altay Manco, l’Institut de Recherche, Formation et Action sur les Migrations, Belgium
Luisa Morettin, Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent’s University London
Dr Assia S. Rolls, Faculty of Business and Management, Regent’s University London
Dr B. Dilara Seker, Department of Psychology, Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Dr Levent Soysal, Faculty of Communications, Kadir Has University, Turkey
Prof Aysit Tansel, Department of Economics, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Dr Ali Tilbe, Namik Kemal University, Turkey and Regent’s University London, UK
Dr Östen Wahlbeck, School of Social Science, University of Helsinki, Finland
Dr Pinar Yazgan-Hepgul, Department of Sociology, Sakarya University, Turkey
Dr M. Murat Yüceşahin, Department of Geography, Ankara University, Turkey
Dr Welat Zeydanlıoğlu, Kurdish Studies Network, Sweden
Dr Sinan Zeyneloğlu, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Gaziantep , Turkey

Local Organisation Committee
Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci, Conference Chair & Director of RCTS, Regent’s University London
Dr Wadim Strielkowski (Co-Chair), Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University Prague
Dr Inna Čábelková (Co-Chair), Faculty of Humanities, Charles University Prague
Dr Guven Seker, Population and Migration Research Centre (NUGAM), Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Burcu Oskay, Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent’s University London
Therese Svensson, Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent’s University London

TMC 2015 Gala Dinner was hosted at Plzenska Restaurant in Municipal House, one of the beautiful historic spots in downtown Prague. The restaurant is located just outside Nam. Republicky Metro station. Please click here for directions and map.