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CONF.- Migration and Population Mobility in Eurasia, Univ. College London, Dec. 8

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CONF.- Migration and Population Mobility in Eurasia, Univ College London, Dec 8

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CEELBAS (Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies), UCL
School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Conference: Migration and Population Mobility in Eurasia: Discourses,
Markets and Networks

Monday, 8 December 2008

at Daryll Forde Seminar Room (2nd Floor), Department of Anthropology,
UCL, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW

This conference is funded by CEELBAS and organised by Dr Bhavna Dave,
Chair, Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus, SOAS,
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG

Space is limited and registration is required. For information and
registration, please contact: Dr Bhavna Dave at (0207 898 4734)


9.00-9.35: Registration

9.35-9.45: Welcome address by Robin Aizlewood, President CEELBAS.

9:45-11:15 Session 1:

Migration Trajectories, Legal framework and Social Exclusion

Vladimir Mukomel, Department on the Study of Xenophobia, Institute of
Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Migration Trends in Russia: Discourses, LabourMarkets and Survival Strategies

Bhavna Dave, SOAS
Labour Migrants in Kazakhstan: Official Policies, Informal Sector and
Social Networks

Chair and Discussant: Ruth Mandel, UCL

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

Session 2: 11:45-13:15

Identity Transformation and Transnational Networks

Madeleine Reeves, University of Manchester
Black Work, Green Money: Dilemmas of Absence and Accumulation in a
Time of Migration

Alisher Ilkhamov, SOAS
Effects of Labour Out-migration upon Individual and Collective
Consumption Patterns in Uzbekistan

Chair and Discussant: Magnus Marsden, SOAS

13:15-14:15 Lunch

Session 3: 14:15-16:15

Socioeconomic Impact: Migrants' Livelihood and Survival Strategies

Saodat Olimova, Sharq Research Centre, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Impact of Remittances on Poverty, Income Inequality and Community
Development in Tajikistan

Arif Yunusov, Department of Conflict and Migration Studies, Institute
of Peace and Democracy, Baku, Azerbaijan
Criminal Networks and Migration Processes in Azerbaijan

Julien Thorez, National Center for Scientifc Research (CNRS), Paris
Migrants' Mobility and Money Transfer: View from Uzbekistan

Chair and Discussant: Anna Zelkina, SOAS

16:15–16:45 Tea

16:45-17:30 Concluding Remarks and Discussion:

Led by Deniz Kandiyoti, SOAS

17:45–19:00 Reception at Brunei Gallery Suite

Jane Savory
Office Manager, Centres and Programmes Office
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

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