Migration, Diversity and the City

23 September 2010

Stephen Castles, Professor, Research Chair in Sociology
Introduction: Dr Duanfang Lu, FADP
Co-hosted with School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts

About the talk
International migration and ethnic diversity are integral aspects of globalisation. Since the 1980s, South-North migration has grown rapidly. Immigrants make up 1 in 10 of the populations of the richest countries and much more in some - nearly a quarter of the Australian population were born overseas. Immigrants go mainly to dynamic cities, where they can find jobs and join communities. Immigrant workers build cities, live in them, and help shape their cultures and social relationships. This lecture will explore global migration trends and their consequences for world cities.

About the speaker
Stephen Castles is the Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Sydney and Associate Director of the International Migration Institute (IMI), University of Oxford. He works on international migration dynamics, global governance and migration and development. His recent books include: The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (Fourth Edition, with Mark Miller, Basingstoke, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009); Migration, Citizenship and the European Welfare State: A European Dilemma (with Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Peo Hansen, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006); and Migration and Development: Perspectives from the South (edited with Raúl Delgado Wise, Geneva: International Organization for Migration, 2008).

Time: 6.30 to 8.00pm

Location: Lecture Theatre 1, Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning, 148 City Rd

Cost: No charge, no bookings

Contact: Sue Lalor

Phone: 9114 0941

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