International Seminar - Migration and the Global South: Mobility and Social Change

Migration is a long-stablished theme for concerning research and governmental agendas. It has recently gained new relevance with the humanitarian crises affecting Europe and parts of the Middle East, eventually helping to reframe international mobility – through topics as renewed nationalisms, refugees, religion and secularism or political extremism – both at media and academic agenda. This circumstance reinforces the misconception that migration consists of population movements from underdeveloped to developed areas, from the South to the North.

A historicized and globalized regard would show that 80% of the international migratory fluxes concerns South-South moves, with people relocating between developing contexts.

This seminar gathers scholars doing research in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, not only to discuss the North-South divide on this agenda, but the very relevance of these concepts to comprehend nowadays international mobility and social change.

March 27 to 29, 2017

Casa de Rui Barbosa, Rio de Janeiro