Managing Migration in a Globalizing World: A Conference Report

Philip L. Martin


The 6th Migration Conference (TMC 2018) held in Lisbon in June 2018 featured hundreds of presentations on various aspects of international migration, including why people move, their experiences crossing borders and settling abroad, and the efforts of national governments and international organizations to improve the management of migration (See Tilbe and Topaloglu, 2018).  Many young researchers presented case studies of how particular groups were faring in host societies, including Portugal. Keynote speakers included leading academics such as Joaquin Arango from Complutense University Madrid, Pedro Calado, Portugal’s High Commissioner for Migration The and Michelle Leighton, Chief of the Labour Migration Branch of the International Labour Organization.


The Migration Conference 2018; managing migration; globalisation; migrant workers

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