Bergen Summer Research School

BSRS 2012: Transnational Migration and Global Development (PhD conference)


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From June 20-22, 2012 the University of Bergen organized a PhD Conference on BSRS-related themes with the title: Transnational Migration and Global Development.

Motivations for, and modes of migrations, are diverse and often overlapping: voluntary labor migration, forced migration due to climate, war, or ethnic and religious conflict. 

We aim to transcend typical divides between development researchers specializing on countries in the South and migration researchers specializing on countries in the North.

This conference focused on four interdisciplinary themes that may be researched from a range of different disciplines and geographical departures.

PhD scholars from all over the world were invited to send abstracts, and 33 candidates were chosen to present their papers during the conference.