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London International Development Centre Migration Leadership Team

LIDC-MLT Outputs

PODCASTS

REPORTS

These reports are a record of the discussion and summary of key thematic areas raised during the Global Migration Conversations and do not represent the views of the ESRC, the AHRC or the LIDC-MLT. While the findings are not exhaustive, they seek to stimulate ongoing discussions among participants and feed into subsequent Global Migration Conversations, alongside other outputs. These reports will be one of several sources that will be consulted in the drafting of a co-produced 5-year strategy to inform UKRI-funded research on migration and forced displacement which will be made available for on-line consultation by October 2019.

Ruptures, Rights and Reconciliation: The Migration Research Landscape in Latin America (pdf; 3mb)  

The Medellín conversation, the ninth in a serie of ten global migration conversations, was held over the course of 2 days in partnership with the Casa de la Memoria Museum (Memory Museum) and Fundación Mi Sangre. This conversation was a response to the concern that Latin America was often overlooked in global migration discussions, despite its importance. The discussions were conducted in both Spanish and English, using simulaneous interpreting. The second day of the event involved a wide range of artistic activities and conversations with the general public in Medellín.

What Counts? Data Priorities and Practices in Migration and Displacement Research in the European Union and in relation to the Global Compacts (pdf; 1002kb)  

The Brussels event, held on 29th April 2019, was the eighth Global Migration Conversation to be organised. This conversation focused on the ethics, politics and practicalities of migration data and knowledge production and exchange in relation to migration, asylum and displacement. It was held in partnership with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), the Researh Social Platform on Migration and Asylum (ReSOMA) project network and Vrije Universiteit Brussels.

From ‘Crisis’ to Opportunity: Migration Research Priorities in the Middle East (pdf; 797kb)  

The Beirut Migration Conversation, held by the LIDC-MLT, was co-organised with the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) and the RELIEF Centre and was hosted by the American University of Beirut (AUB). It aimed to identify priority areas for migration research, promising pathways to impact and platforms for collaboration that could help to bridge research, policy, practice and public engagement in the future.

NYC Report

Thinking Beyond the Border: A Critical Appraisal of Migration Research in North America (pdf; 1947kb)  

The New York workshop, held on 6 June 2019 and co-organised and hosted with the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at the New School, was the final event in a series of ten Global Migration Conversations organised by the London International Development Centre Migration Leadership Team (LIDC-MLT) in 2018-2019. The LIDC-MLT was formed to develop a shared strategy for supporting migration and displacement-related research by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).


The Global City

The Global City: Lessons from 20 Years of Scottish Migration Research and Ways Ahead (pdf; 907kb)  

The Glasgow event held on 14 January 2019 was the sixth in a series of Global MigrationConversations organised in 2018 and 2019 in locations including Nairobi, Delhi, Barcelona, Thessaloniki, New York, Beirut, Glasgow and Brussels by the London International Development Centre Migration Leadership Team (LIDC-MLT). This team was formed to develop a shared strategy for supporting migration and displacement related research by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).


Beyond fake news

Beyond 'Fake News': Challenges and Opportunities in UK Migration Research (pdf; 2mb)  

The London Migration Conversation was the fifth in a series of Global Migration Conversations organised by the LIDC-MLT in 2018 and 2019. The conversation brought together 36 researchers, policy-makers, practicioners, representatives of migrant and refugee associations and arts organisations working in the field of migration around London and the UK to identify priorities and gaps for migration research.



From Border Crossings to Everyday Mobility

From Border Crossings to Everyday Mobility: The State of Migration Research in the Horn of Africa - Nairobi Executive Summary (pdf; 164kb)  

The Nairobi event was one in a series of Global Migration Conversations organised by the LIDC-MLT. The Nairobi Migration Conversation brought together more than 30 researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, migrant and refugee associations and artists working in the Horn of Africa region to identify priority areas for migration research; pathways to impact that have been, or are likely to be, promising; and platforms for communication and collaboration that could help to bridge research, policy, practice and public engagement in the future.


Bridging the 'Evidence' Divide?

Bridging the 'Evidence' Divide? Critical Reflections on Arts and Social Sciences Interventions in Global Migration Research - Thessaloniki IASFM Report (pdf; 2mb)  

This report presents insights from scholars and artists regarding the relationship between the arts and social sciences interventions in refugee studies and migration research. It derives from an interactive panel discussion which took place in Thessaloniki as part of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM)’s biannual conference on 26th July 2018. The Thessaloniki workshop was one of a series of thematic Global Migration Conversations that are being held in 2018 and 2019 in locations including Nairobi, Delhi, New York, London, Glasgow, Beirut and Brussels.


The Democratization of Research?

The Democratization of Research? Bridging the Academic and Policy Divide in Global Migration and Refugee Research - Barcelona IMISCOE Report (pdf; 6mb)  

This report presents insights from 50 scholars, policy makers and practitioners regarding the relationship between academia and policy in interventions in displacement and migration research. It derives from an interactive panel discussion which took place in Barcelona as part of the annual conference of the European Network on International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion (IMISCOE) on 4th July 2018. IMISCOE is the largest European network of scholars in the area of migration and integration. It unites over 500 researchers from 38 institutes specialising in studies of international migration, integration and social cohesion. The Barcelona workshop is itself one of a series of thematic Global Migration Conversations that are being held in locations including Nairobi, Delhi, New York, London, Glasgow, Beirut and Brussels in 2018 and 2019.


Delhi Executive Summary

Decentering the ‘Global’: A South Asian Migration Research Agenda - Delhi Report (pdf; 784kb)  
The Delhi event was the first of a series of Global Migration Conversations organised by the LIDC-MLT. The Delhi Migration Conversation brought together 30 researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, migrant and refugee associations and arts organisations working in the South Asian region to identify priority areas for migration research; pathways to impact that have been, or are likely to be, promising; and platforms for communication and collaboration that could help to bridge research, policy, practice and public engagement in the future. The full report is available for download.


Delhi Report

Decentering the ‘Global’: A South Asian Migration Research Agenda - Delhi Executive Summary (pdf; 134kb)  

The Delhi event was the first of a series of Global Migration Conversations organised by the LIDC-MLT. The Delhi Migration Conversation brought together 30 researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, migrant and refugee associations and arts organisations working in the South Asian region to identify priority areas for migration research; pathways to impact that have been, or are likely to be, promising; and platforms for communication and collaboration that could help to bridge research, policy, practice and public engagement in the future. The key findings of the event are summarised here, and a full report is also available for download.