Migrants in Global Cities: Experiences from Asia, the Middle East and Europe
Date : 30 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
Venue : Asia Research Institute, Seminar Room
AS8, Level 4, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260
National University of Singapore @ Kent Ridge Campus
Organisers : Brenda YEOH, Michiel BAAS , Delphine PAGÈS-EL KAROUI

This international collaborative workshop is convened by the National University of Singapore (Asia Research Institute) and the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC)’s interdisciplinary program Sociétés Plurielles (Diverse Societies). It aims to bring together scholars working on Asia, the Middle East and Europe with respect to questions of global city making, migration diversity and cosmopolitan urbanities. This collaboration will enrich the understanding of global city-making processes by emphasizing the role played by international migration. It will also develop a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective on how migration impacts cities in the regions mentioned. Questions it seeks to address are:

  • How are they linked through flows of migrants and what motivates the direction of various flows?
  • How are these cities connected with and embedded within migrant transnational networks?
  • What are the benefits of approaching regionally specific happenings in a comparative perspective?


Dr Michiel Baas
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Prof Brenda S.A. Yeoh
Asia Research Institute, and Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

Dr Delphine Pagès-El Karoui
Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, France

Contact Person(s)
Sharon ONG