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The Migration Conference 2019, Bari, Italy – 18-20 June

7th Migration Conference, 18-20 June 2019, University of Bari, Bari, Italy


The 7th Migration Conference, TMC 2019 was held from 18 to 20 June 2019 and hosted by the Department of Political Science, University of Bari, Italy

The TMC 2019 Bari was a forum for discussion where experts, young researchers and students, practitioners and policy makers working in the field of migration have joined the debate and exchanged their knowledge and experiences in a friendly and frank environment. The President of the Republic of Italy has awarded the Migration Conference 2019 Bari a Medal of Republic for contribution to science

TMC2019 BariThe conference was organised in thematic streams of about 140 parallel sessions and four plenary sessions and four roundtables, one exhibition, and three movie screenings over three days. About 600 participants from over 60 countries have participated. Best Paper Presentation Prizes were announced at the Closing session on 20th June 2019 at Aula Aldo Moro.




The conference venue was Department of Political Science at the University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, regional capital of Puglia in South Italy. Participants have also enjoyed the city’s museums, beaches and many attractions nearby. The registration desk area, parallel session rooms and plenary session halls for the TMC2019 were located in two main buildings of the universityTMC2019 Bari Volunteer.

We thank our hosts, reviewers, participants, supporting organisations and the team of volunteers who collaboratively made the event a success.

Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci and Prof Michela C. Pellicani
The Migration Conference 2019 Chairs


The TMC 2019 Committees:
Executive Team:

  • Prof Michela Camilla Pellicani, Department of Political Science, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy (Chair)
  • Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci, Centre for Transnational Business & Management, Regent’s University London, UK (Chair)
  • Prof Jeffrey H. Cohen, Department of Anthropology, Ohio State University, USA
  • Prof Philip L Martin, University of California Davis, USA
  • Prof Ali Tilbe, Namik Kemal University, Turkey

Transnational Advisory Committee:

  • Prof Deborah Anker, Harvard University, United States
  • Prof Petra Bendel, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Prof Ali Caglar, Hacettepe University, Turkey
  • Prof Giovanni Cellamare, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Prof Dilek Cindoglu, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
  • Prof Aron Anselem Cohen, University of Granada, Spain
  • Prof Lucinda Fonseca, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Prof Elli Heikkila, Migration Institute of Finland, Finland
  • Prof Monica Ibáñez-Angulo, University of Burgos, Spain
  • Prof Liliana Jubilut, Universidade Católica de Santos, Brazil
  • Prof Mohamed Khachani, AMERM & University of Rabat, Morocco
  • Prof Beatrice Knerr, University of Kassel, Germany
  • Prof Byron Kotzamanis, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Prof Jonathan Liu, Regent’s University London, UK
  • Prof Apostolos G Papadopoulos, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
  • Prof João Peixoto, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Prof Daniele Petrosino, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Prof Nicholas Procter, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Prof Giuseppe Sciortino, University of Trento, Italy
  • Prof Claude Sumata, National Pedagogical University, DR Congo

Transnational Scientific Committee:

  • Dr Nirmala Devi Arunasalam, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Dr Bahar Baser, Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • Dr Bharati Basu, Central Michigan University, United States
  • Dr Gülseli Baysu, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Dr Gul Ince Beqo, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Italy
  • Dr Tuncay Bilecen, Kocaeli University, Turkey & Regent’s University London, UK
  • Dr Elias Boukrami, Regent’s University London, United Kingdom
  • Dr Yaprak Civelek, Istanbul Arel University, Turkey
  • Dr Nicola Daniele Coniglio, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Dr Martina Cvajner, University of Trento, Italy
  • Dr Carla de Tona, Independent Researcher, Italy
  • Dr Saniye Dedeoğlu, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Turkey
  • Dr Sureya Sonmez Efe, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
  • Dr Tahire Erman, Bilkent University, Turkey
  • Dr Alina Esteves, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Dr Ana Vila Freyer, Universidad Latina de México, Mexico
  • Dr Gökçe Bayindir Goularas, Yeditepe University, Turkey
  • Dr Olga R. Gulina, RUSMPI- Institute on Migration Policy, Russia
  • Dr Sarah E. Hackett, Bath Spa University, United Kingdom
  • Dr Serena Hussain, Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • Dr İnci Aksu Kargın, Uşak University, Turkey
  • Dr Rania Rafik Khalil, The British University in Egypt, Egypt
  • Dr Emre Eren Korkmaz, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Dr Alberto Capote Lama, University of Granada, Spain
  • Dr Simeon Magliveras, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr Vildan Mahmutoğlu, Galatasaray University, Turkey
  • Dr Altay Manço, Institut de Recherche, Formation et Action sur les Migrations, Belgium
  • Dr Marius Matichescu, West Timisoara University, Romania
  • Dr Gökay Özerim, Yaşar University, Turkey
  • Dr Marjan Petreski, American College Skopje, Macedonia
  • Isabella Piracci, Avvocatura Generale dello Stato, Rome, Italy
  • Dr Md Mizanur Rahman, Qatar University, Qatar
  • Dr Bradley Saunders, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr Paulette K. Schuster, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel
  • Dr Deniz Ş. Sert, Özyeğin University, Turkey
  • Dr Ruchi Singh, Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Dev. & Res., India
  • Dr Armagan Teke Lloyd, Abdullah Gul University, Turkey
  • Dr Fethiye Tilbe, Namik Kemal University, Turkey
  • Dr AKM Ahsan Ullah, University Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
  • Dr K. Onur Unutulmaz, Social Sciences University of Ankara, Turkey
  • Dr Deniz Eroglu Utku, Trakya University
  • Dr Raffaele Vacca, University of Florida, USA
  • Dr Hassan Vatanparast, Saskatchewan University, Canada
  • Dr Pınar Yazgan, Sakarya University, Turkey
  • Dr M. Murat Yüceşahin, Ankara University, Turkey
  • Dr Welat Zeydanlioglu, Sweden
  • Dr Ayman Zohry, Egyptian Society for Migration Studies, Egypt
  • Emilia Lana de Freitas Castro, Universität Hamburg, Germany
  • Ülkü Sezgi Sözen, Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law, Germany

Local Organisation Committee:

  • Michela Pellicani, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy (Chair)
  • Alda Kushi, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy (Logistics contact)
  • Rosa Venisti, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy (Logistics contact)
  • Ege Cakir, Middle East Technical University, Turkey (Registration desk)
  • Mehari Fisseha, Regent’s University London, UK (Registration desk)
  • Irene Albamonte, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Gianfranco Berardi, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Vittorio Bisceglie, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Raffaella Bonerba, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Rosanna Bray, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Elena Carletti, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, ItalyTMC19 Volunteers
  • Francesco Carlucci, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Orsola Castoro, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Mario Colonna, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Marco Di Sapia, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Francesca Falsetti, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Ricardo Leonetti, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Giandomenico Liano, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Concetta Masellis, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Aldo Perri, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Giacomo Signorile, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Francesco Silecchia, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
  • Sandro Spataro, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy

Best Paper Presentation Prizes at the TMC2019 Bari, Italy

BEST PAPER PRIZE:
Ajay Sharma and Pooja Batra: “Internal versus International Migration and the consumption well-being of Left behind Households in Kerala

BEST PAPER RUNNER UP:
Nicole Dubus: “Refugees from five countries report on the quality and helpfulness of services provided during resettlement

BEST STUDENT PAPER:
Dominique Santana: “Trajectories of Steel – The making of a transnational migrant community

BEST STUDENT PAPER RUNNER UP:
Matthew Bodycombe: “An investigation into how greater harmonization of the decision making process in the Common European Asylum System could help achieve greater fairness and efficiency


Invited Speakers at TMC2019 Bari, Italy

  • Emanuele Abbatantuono, Fondazione Opera Santi Medici Cosma e Damiano Bitonto ONLUS
  • Fiona B. Adamson, SOAS, University of London, UKTMC19 Plenary 1
  • Giuseppe Albenzio, Vice Avvocato Generale dello Stato, Italy
  • Matteo Biffoni, ANCI Delegate to Immigration Policies, Italy
  • Massimo Bontempi, Home Affairs Ministry, Italy
  • Michele Cascione, Lawyer, Italy
  • Jeffrey H. Cohen, Ohio State University, USA
  • Stefano Calabrò, Mayor of the Municipality of Sant’Alessio in Aspromonte, Italy
  • Leonardo Domenici, President of Cittalia Fondazione ANCI, Italy
  • Patrick Doelle, European Commission, DG Home, Italy
  • Antonio Di Muro, UNHCR representative, Italy
  • Gianfranco Gadaleta, Puglia Regional Administration, Italy
  • Markus Kotzur, Universität Hamburg, Germany
  • Isabella Loiodice, University of Bari, Italy
  • Philip L. Martin, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Vito Mariella, Ass. Micaela onlus
  • Karsten Paerregaard, Gothenburg University, Sweden
  • Don Vito Piccinonna, Director of Caritas – Diocesi Bari Bitonto, Italy
  • Alessandra Pupillo, Centro di accoglienza “don Vito Diana” – coop. Soc. Equal Time
  • Ferruccio Pastore, FIERI – Forum of International and European Research on Immigration, Italy
  • Michela C. Pellicani, University of Bari, Italy
  • TMC19 Roundtable 2Isabella Piracci, Avvocatura General dello Stato, Italy
  • Andrea Rachele, Puglia Regional Administration, Italy
  • Martin Ruhs, European University Institute, Italy
  • Valeria Sasanelli, Casa Ain Karem – coop. Soc. Mi stai a cuore
  • Carlos Vargas Silva, University of Oxford, UK
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci, Regent’s University London, UK
  • Federico Soda, Director of IOM for the Mediterranean, Italy
  • Vincenzo Tondi Della Mura, University of Salento, Italy
  • Giuseppe Zuccaro, Tribunal, Italy

In previous years, The Migration Conferences entertained distinguished scholars delivering key note speeches including: Joaquin Arango, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain [2018], Ruba Salih, SOAS, University of London, UK [2018], Jeffrey H. Cohen, Ohio State University, USA [2018], Pedro Calado, The High Commissioner for Migration, Lisbon, Portugal [2018], Michelle Leighton, International Labour Organization, Genève, Switzerland [2018], Professor Sasskia Sassen, Columbia University, USA [2017], Professor Oded Stark, U of Bonn, Germany [2017], Professor Giuseppe Sciortino, University of Trento, Italy [2017], Professor Caroline Brettell, Southern Methodist University, USA [2015], Professor Barry Chiswick, George Washington University, USA [2014], Professor Karen Phalet, KU Leuven, Belgium [2016], Professor Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University, USA [2015], Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci, Regent’s University London, UK [2014, 2016, 2019], Professor Jeffrey H. Cohen, Ohio State University, USA [2012, 2015, 2018, 2019], Professor Samim Akgonul, Strasbourg University, France [2016], Dr Nedim Gürsel, CNRS, CETOBaC & INALCO, France, Turkey [2015], Professor Philip L. Martin, University of California, Davis, USA [2014, 2015, 2018, 2019], Professor Tariq Modood, University of Bristol, United Kingdom [2012], Professor Kemal Kirisci, Bogazici University, Turkey [2012].


Programme, Book of Abstracts and Publications

The Migration Conference 2019 Programme and Abstracts Book can be downloaded from here. Selected conference papers are invited to edited books following the conference.

 


News about the Conference
The Migration Conference 2019 has been awarded a Medal of Republic for Scientific Contribution by the President of Italian Republic.


Registration Fees

REGISTRATION TYPE: COST:
Full Delegate Early Bird Registration
Registration allows access to online and offline conference materials; participation in sessions; lunch and refreshments throughout the conference.
225.00 GBP (Registration Closes 19 April 2019)
Student/Reduced Rate Delegate Early Bird Registration
This reduced rate is for full time students, retired and/or unemployed persons. Student/Reduced rate registration allows access to online and offline conference materials; participation in sessions; lunch and refreshments throughout the conference. Evidence of status may be asked at registration.
125.00 GBP (Registration Closes 19 April 2019)
Full Delegate LATE Registration
Registration allows access to online and offline conference materials; participation in sessions; lunch and refreshments throughout the conference.
295.00 GBP (Closes 4 June 2019)
Student/Reduced Rate Delegate LATE Registration
Registration allows access to online and offline conference materials; participation in sessions; lunch and refreshments throughout the conference. Evidence of status may be required.
Accompanying persons registration
This special registration category is for adult family members of presenters at the conference.
Committee Member Registration
Host Country Staff Registration
This reduced rate is for academics, NGO representatives and government employees from the host country, Italy. This special rate registration allows access to online and offline conference materials; participation in sessions; lunch and refreshments throughout the conference. Evidence of status may be asked to be presented at registration desk.
145.00 GBP (Registration Closes 19 April 2019)
VALID ONLY UNTIL 1 MAY 2019
University of Bari Aldo Moro Delegates
This reduced rate is for academics, students and employees of the host university, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy. This special rate registration allows access to online and offline conference materials; participation in sessions; lunch and refreshments throughout the conference. Evidence of status may be asked to be presented at registration desk.
75.00 GBP (Registration Closes 19 April 2019)
VALID ONLY UNTIL 13 MAY 2019
Exhibitors Registration
Allows one representative person to attend.
Please note that registration fees are non-refundable after 13th May 2019. Refunds requested prior to 13th May 2019 are subject to an admin charge (%30 of the fee).

 


Supporters and Friends of The Migration Conference
The Migration Conference 2019 has been supported by the following organisations:

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