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Conference | Workshop

Mapping and theorizing migration governance and diplomacy: Insights from the South-to-West Asian Migration Corridor

Thursday 1 November 2018 - Friday 2 November 2018
Reuvensplaats 2
2311 BE Leiden
KITLV Conference Room 1.38


This author’s workshop is by invitation / registration only. If you would like to attend all or a selection of the sessions, please email migrationgovconf@gmail.com to see if spaces are still available.


Nicolas Blarel and Crystal Ennis

Workshop Programme

1 November

9:00 am                            Registration

9:30 – 10:00 am             Opening Remarks: Crystal Ennis and Nicolas Blarel  

10:00 – 12:00pm       Session 1: Migration and multi-scalar governance 

                                            Chair: Marlou Schrover

                                            Crystal Ennis and Nicolas Blarel
                                            Mapping and theorising Migration Governance

                                            Margaret Walton-Roberts and Irudaya. S. Rajan
                                            Gendered mobility and multi-scalar governance models: Exploring the
                                            case  of nurse migration from South India to the Gulf

1:00 – 3:00 pm           Session 2: Subnational and transnational actors and networks

                                            Chair: Nira Wickramasinghe

                                            C.S. Akhil
                                            State Politics, Diaspora and Civil Society: A comparative analysis of       
                                            migration governance in two Indian states

                                            Anurag Devkota
                                            Rights of Irregular Migrant Workers: Special Reference to Nepal

3:00 – 3:15 pm                coffee break

3:15 – 5:15pm              Session 3: Governance Gaps

                                            Chair: Salvador Santino Regilme

                                            Liberty Chee
                                             ‘Supermaids’: Hyper-Resilient Subjects in Private Spaces of Insecurity

                                             Marie Percot
                                             Migration as a risky gamble: migration of Bangladeshi fishermen to

                                             Neha Wadhawan
                                             Gendering Migration Governance in South Asia

2 November

9:00 – 11:00 am                Session 4: Migration Diplomacy

                                               Chair: Evelyn Ersanilli

                                               Barun Ghimire
                                               The Obligation of the Sending States and Well-being of Migrant
                                               Workers in Destination Country: A Case Study of Death of Nepali
                                               Labour Migrants

                                                Mouawiya Al Awad and Froilan Malit
                                                Migration as Soft Power in Interstate Bargaining? Mapping India’s
                                                Foreign Policy Approach and Strategies Towards the Gulf

                                                Monir Hossain Moni
                                                International Migration as a Key Diplomatic Component: An
                                                Exemplary Case of Labour Migrants from Bangladesh (South Asia) to
                                                West Asia

11:15 – 11:15 am                   Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00 pm                 Closing remarks and future agenda
                                                Crystal Ennis and Nicolas Blarel

Workshop Ends

3:00 – 5:00 pm                    Roundtable “Governing Gulf Labour”

                                                 Public roundtable funded by the Leiden University Centre for the Study
                                                 of Islam and Society
                                                 Location: Vossius kamer, Leiden University Library
                                                 • Deepak Unnikrishnan, NYU Abu Dhabi
                                                 • Seeta Sharma, ILO
                                                 • Rafeek Ravuther, MFA, CIMS
                                                 • Malik Habayab, Business Human Rights
                                                 • Crystal Ennis, Leiden University

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