Monday, February 24, 2020
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church Street, Ann Arbor

The International Institute at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce a collaborative conference on the topic of global migration. The conference features U-M experts in conversation with migration scholars from around the world. This conference hopes to shed light on myriad aspects of migration across the world and from differing perspectives.

Topics to be covered include migration of ideas and languages, causes and effects of migration, the socio-political implications of human movement, culture production and transferral, and countering common narratives about migration. Participating scholars are experts on the regions of East Africa, North Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America. This cross-regional and interdisciplinary discussion will be of interest to faculty, students, and members of the general public engaged with issues of migration, immigration, human interaction, culture, language and politics.

The conference is funded in part by five Title VI National Resource Center grants from the U.S. Department of Education. It is sponsored by the following U-M units: African Studies Center, Armenian Studies Program, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Center for South Asian Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Department for Afroamerican and African Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Sociology, Global Islamic Studies Center, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, Nam Center for Korean Studies, and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. The conference is free and open to the public.

The International Institute brings together distinguished and diverse faculty and scholars with deep area studies and international expertise to enrich the university’s intellectual environment and to provide the U-M community with the knowledge, tools, and experience to become informed and active global citizens. We advance this mission through education, engagement, and innovation.