Academy Colloquium ‘Renewing the migration debate: building disciplinary and geographical bridges to explain global migration’. Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, 16–18 October 2019

KNAW

I am so happy that I will be discussing the future of migration research with colleagues in a truly interesting event next 15th October in Amsterdam. I will be talking in the session about “Migration as a function of aspirations and capabilities – new conceptual developments of micro level migration drivers”. It is an honour to be able to share with Jorgen Carling (PRIO) and Karily Schewel and Hein de Haas (UvA) the future of two-step models. For those interested in this approach, the paper published by Carling and Schewel in 2018 provides a good overview of the state-of-the-art and challenges facing this approach.

It is however ironic been discussing the future of migration research in a moment I am forced to leave Academia. I hope it is only temporary.