International Metropolis Conference 2017
The theme of this year's International Metropolis conference is Migration and Global Justice.
Feb. 28, 2017
Conference's focus will be on mobility, voluntary and forced alike, on how our societies and governments respond, and on how to bring considerations of global justice to the discussion. The refugee crisis that continues to unfold in the Middle East and Europe is a clear case in point, but so, too, are the population shifts elsewhere in the world from resource-poor to resource-rich countries, and the movements from the hinterland to cities and suburbs.
Conference will illustrate how researchers can help us and our governments gain a better understanding of these global changes and how best to cope with, and take advantage of, today's unprecedented degree of human mobility.
The 2017 International Metropolis Conference will allow participants to discuss and analyze these issues in a forum that encourages open exchanges and debate among the world's different stakeholders in the migration process.
The International Metropolis Project is the largest international network of researchers, policy makers, and community groups engaged in identifying, understanding, and responding to developments in migration and diversity.