Thursday 31 January, 14:15 - 16:00
Seminar: The Global Compact for Migration — Mandates for the Social & Environmental Sciences
MIM seminar room, 9th floor, Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö University
Welcome to a seminar with Ellen Percy Kraly, Guest Professor in Memory of Willy Brandt at MIM, Malmö University and Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, Colgate University
In December 2018, the UN General Assembly formerly endorsed the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Louise Arbour, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration, said, “the formal endorsement of the Compact represents a resounding commitment to an international migration framework based on fact, not myth, and to an understanding that national migration policies are best implemented through cooperation not in isolation.” While there are formidable challenges to the implementation of the Compact, the mandates for the role of evidence in policy and program formulation have been expressed from stakeholders, Member States, civil society organizations, and migrants, throughout the preparatory processes. This presentation will share those voices vis a vis the call for research concerning the causes, consequences and characteristics of migrants and displaced persons, and will critically consider the implications for scientific initiatives for migration research and analysis.
The Migration Seminar series is hosted by The Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) at Malmö University. More information on upcoming seminars is available here.
Gathering for the seminar is at 14:05 on the ground floor next to the Reception in Niagara.
Ellen Percy Kraly holds the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Colgate University. During 2019, she is serving as the Willy Brandt Guest Professor in International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Malmo University. She is Chair of the Scientific Panel on International Migration of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population and is organizing a workshop on the demography of refugees for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Her published scholarship has addressed the demography of refugee and forced migration, relationship between immigration and US population and environment, emigration, international migration statistics, immigrant incorporation, and population data systems and human rights. Dr. Kraly was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Immigration Statistics and has prepared reports on topics including international migration data and immigration policies for the United Nations Statistical Commission, National Academy of Sciences, US Immigration and Naturalization Service, US Census Bureau and US Commission on Immigration Reform. She teaches courses in geography, environmental studies, peace and conflict studies and sociology at Colgate University, and serves on the faculty elected Committee on Promotion and Tenure.