Global Perspectives: Nation and Migration in (Im)Mobile Times

Tue 7 Feb 2023, 18:30 - 19:45

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Migrant-led diversification of populations and societies is an increasingly compelling trend worldwide. At the same time, temporary migration is on the rise while pathways to permanent settlement are narrowing in an age of economic nationalism and “my-nation-first” policies. How do these trends challenge our thinking about the relationship between nation and migration? What implications do they have for migration as a development pathway? When borders shut and mobility stalls in pandemic times, what is the place of migrant labour in securing the resilience of essential services in the nation-state?

For the next event in the Global Perspectives series, Professor Brenda Yeoh FBA joins Professor Simon Goldhill FBA in conversation to discuss the relationship between nation and migration and the implications of the migrant-led diversification of populations and societies.

This event is made possible due to generous support from the S T Lee Fund.


Professor Brenda Yeoh FBA, Raffles Professor of Social Sciences, National University of Singapore

Brenda S.A. Yeoh FBA is Raffles Professor of Social Sciences, Department of Geography, as well as Research Leader of the Asian Migration Cluster at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Having made important contributions to the field of migration and transnationalism studies, she was awarded the Vautrin Lud Prize for outstanding achievements in Geography in 2021. For her contributions and public service in Singapore, she was awarded the Public Service Medal, National Day Award, in 2022 and Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2015.


Professor Simon Goldhill FBA, University of Cambridge, British Academy Foreign Secretary & Vice-President

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