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The following distinguished speakers will provide keynote presentations on the issue of immigration and labour market integration:

• Professor Christian Dustmann, University College London

• Professor Stephen Castles, University of Sydney

• Director Lil Ljunggren Lönnberg, Delegation for the Employment of Young People and Newly Arrived Migrants

• Director Olof Åslund, Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy in Sweden (IFAU)

Preliminary conference programme

The conference will offer a full two-days programme, stretching from lunchtime on Monday November 13th to lunchtime on Wednesday November 15th.

Conference day 1 – Monday November 13th 2017
Registration opens at 10:30. The conference programme will start after lunch with an opening plenary session, followed by parallel sessions.

Conference day 2 – November 14th 2017
The second day will include a full day of plenary and parallel sessions, as well as a panel discussion. In the evening there will be a congress dinner.

Conference day 3 – November 15th 2017
The last day will offer parallel sessions in the morning and a final plenary session. The conference will close at lunchtime.

A more detailed programme will be made available after abstracts have been accepted in June.

Keynote speakers

Christian Dustmann is professor of economics at University College London and director of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM). Professor Dustmann is a leading labour economist whose main research focus is on migration, education and the labour market. He has conducted important studies on the impact of immigration on the labour market and the consequences for the economy at large, as well as on the integration of first- and second- generation immigrants.

Stephen Castles is Professor of Sociology, University of Sydney, Australia. In 2001-2006, he was Director of the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University, and between 2006 and 2009 founding Director of International Migration Institute (IMI). He is a sociologist and political economist, and his contribution to the large body of literature in the field of migration covers inter-European human capital mobility as well as global refugee crises. Castles recent books include: The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (Fifth Edition, with Hein de Haas (Oxford University) and Mark Miller (University of Delaware), Basingstoke, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014); Migration, Citizenship and the European Welfare State: A European Dilemma (with Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Peo Hansen, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006); and Migration and Development: Perspectives from the South (edited with Raúl Delgado Wise, Geneva: International Organization for Migration, 2008).

Olof Åslund is director-general at the Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU) and professor of economics at Uppsala University. He is also a member of the Migration Studies Delegation (Delmi). His research focuses on international migration, the labour market of minorities, discrimination and labour market policies.



Christian Dustmann, keynote speaker

Stephen Castles, keynote speaker

Olof Åslund, keynote speaker

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