Conference Committee

The Migration Conference is run by an executive team and every year a large group of academics from around the world join the conference committees and the local organising committee is mostly composed of the members of the host organisation
Please see the conference committee list for details:
TMC 2018 Conference Committee

CONFERENCE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CHAIRS:
Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci is a Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing as well as directing the Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies at Regent's University London, UK. He has widely published on migration, ethnicity, conflict, labour markets, and remittances. He is the author of Exploring the Kurdish Population in the Turkish Context (Genus, 2000) and The Environment of Insecurity in Turkey and the Emigration of Turkish Kurds to Germany (Edwin Mellen Press, 2006). He has conducted research on minorities and migration in Turkey, Iraq, Germany, and the UK. His most recent books are Migration and Remittances during the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond (The World Bank, 2012, with J. Cohen and D. Ratha) and Cultures of Migration, the Global Nature of Contemporary Mobility (University of Texas Press, 2012, with J. Cohen). Prof Sirkeci is also the Editor of Migration Letters journal.

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Prof Jeffrey H. Cohen is Professor of Anthropology at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States. His research focuses on three areas: migration, development and nutrition. Since the early 1990s he as studied the impact, structure and outcome of migration from indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico to the US with support from the National Science Foundation. He has also conducted comparative research on Mexican, Dominican and Turkish migration. His work on traditional foods, nutrition and migration was supported by the National Geographic Society. In addition to ongoing work in Oaxaca, he is currently studying the migration of Mexicans to Columbus.

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Prof Philip L. Martin is Emeritus Professor at University of California Davis, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Prof Martin is the Editor of Migration News and Rural Migration News while also chairing the University of California Comparative Immigration & Integration Program. Prof Martin's research focuses on economic development, competition, farm labour, and immigration policy. Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Chair UC Comparative Immigration & Integration Program. Philip Martin received his degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975. His research focuses on: immigration, farm labour, and economic development. Martin is Chair of the University of California’s Comparative Immigration and Integration Program. Martin has earned a reputation as an effective analyst who can develop practical solutions to complex and controversial migration and labour issues. In the U.S., he was the only academic appointed to the Commission on Agricultural Workers to assess the effects of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. He received UC Davis’ Distinguished Public Service award in 1994. He assessed the prospects for Turkish migration to European Union between 1987 and 1990, evaluated the effects of immigration on Malaysia’s economy and its labour markets in 1994-95, and Martin was a member of the Binational Study of Migration between 1995 and 1997. In 2001-02, he assessed the options for dealing with unauthorized migration into Thailand.

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Prof Gudrun Biffl is Professor at Donau-Universität Krems, Austria.

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