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Eurasia Migration Conference (EMC)


Jointly hosted by Istanbul Medeniyet University and Ahmet Yesevi University, Eurasia Migration Conference (EMC) will convene on 09-13 October 2018 in Turkistan/Kazakhstan.

This truly international world congress of Migration Studies creates a forum where scholars, experts, young researchers and students, practitioners and policy makers are encouraged to exchange knowledge, share research and debate the issues that challenge existing modes and models of migration, discourses to understand human mobility, ponder about better policies and practices.

Eurasia Migration Conference (EMC) conference is unique in its dynamic, complex and multidisciplinary approach and focus on migration and surrounding issues, challenges and solutions to them. It will bring together practitioners, academics, and students from a broad range of disciplines including anthropology, demography, economics, law, psychology, sociology, geography, business and management, public administration, linguistics, development studies, health sciences, political science, international relations, media and communications, and other cognate disciplines with a focus on human mobility.

The scientific programme organizes papers around thematic lines and streams weaved around regions, corridors, country cases as well as global and regional perspectives and theoretical takes on human mobility and population movements with all facets covered from motivations and mechanisms of migration to policies and integration, to irregular movements and demographic and geographic analysis without ignoring the non-movers, host and sending societies.

The conference accommodates training workshops, public round-table discussions, invited talks, oral presentations, poster presentations, special sessions and thematic workshops. It will also entertain keynote speeches by distinguished scholars in migration studies.

The Eurasian Migration Conference’s goal is to facilitate the inter-disciplinary exchange of knowledge and provide an outstanding opportunity to meet fellow researchers working on a wide array of topics and themes. Participants in the conference also have the opportunity to submit their work to special issues of the journals of Journal of Civilization Studies and Journal of Medeniyet Politics, as well as opportunities to contribute to the edited books published by Istanbul Medeniyet University Press.

The official languages of the conference are English, Russian, Turkish and Kazakh.

Submissions of papers and posters are welcome from scholars, experts, practitioners, policy makers and PhD students carrying out research in the field of migration.

The conference will convene in Ahmet Yesevi University Conference Hall, in Turkistan / Kazakhstan.

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