24 January

Call for Papers – Graduate Summer Institute on Skill Migration Flows and Borders in a Globalized World

Globalization allows the supply and demand for skills to converge across borders. The need for particular skills and professions has shaped international migration flows through files, bordering practices, and policies on foreign credential recognition. The Borders in Globalization Summer Institute in collaboration with the International Migration Research Centre is open to graduate students who are exploring skilled migration flows and barriers, and would like to receive mentorship from academics, government representatives, and other policy professionals. Student participants will have an opportunity to present their papers and participate in feedback-and-discussion panel sessions.

The Summer Institute will be followed by a two-day closed workshop on May 25-26 with a targeted focus on migration of skilled health professionals; please indicated in your submission whether you would like to be considered for participation in this workshop.

Submission Guidelines

Please email paper title and abstract of maximum 200 words by January 30th, 2017 to mghosh@balsillieschool.caIndicate the following:

  1. If you wish to be considered for participating in the workshop on skilled health professional migration, in addition to the Summer Institute.
  2. Your institutional affiliation, and if you are a part of the Borders in Globalization (BIG) academic network.
  3. Whether or not you require funding to attend this event.

Borders in Globalization has a limited amount of travel and accommodation funds   to distribute among the students selected for participation.

For selected participants, full papers will be due by April 17th, 2017.