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International Conference: Human Migration and the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention

Durham University

Human migration and the environment are two of the most pressing issues of our times. But what is at stake when these two phenomena are articulated as a singular relation? By asking this and many other questions, this conference provides a multidisciplinary forum for scholars, policymakers, practitioners and artists to chart out the next generation of research on human migration and the environment.

The aim of the conference is to expand the debate on human migration and the environment beyond its current configuration as a problem of causation, law and policy towards a more pluralist debate that acknowledges the multidimensional nature of environmental change and migration. The conference subthemes – ‘futures’, ‘politics’ and ‘invention’ – will consider issues of knowledge, power and innovation the context of human migration and environmental change. The conference should appeal to social scientists, humanities and legal scholars as well as to scientists committed to working with and within the social sciences, humanities and law. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor David Held (Durham University) Professor Wendy Brown (UC, Berkeley) Professor Claire Colebrook (Penn State) Professor Walter Kälin (University of Bern) Sponsor: COST Action IS1101 Climate change and migration: knowledge, law and policy, and theory

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