In this seminar, ‘It Depends: Unpicking the Development Impacts of Migration in Asia’, Professor Jonathan Rigg from the University of Bristol explores the underlying origins of migration and its impact on people, communities, and environments in the mobility landscapes of Asia. The seminar approaches migration through contextualisation of empirical research from Thailand, Laos Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
Chair of Human Geography at the University of Bristol, Professor Jonathan Rigg has previously published the books Rural Development in Southeast Asia (2020, Cambridge University Press); More than rural. Textures of Thailand’s agrarian transformation (2019, University of Hawai’i Press); Unplanned development. Tracking change in Southeast Asia (2012, Zed books); and An everyday geography of the Global South (2007, Routledge). He was awarded the Victoria Medal from the Royal Geographical Society in 2020 for “conspicuous merit in research in geography”. His research interest includes migration and mobility, rural-urban relations, livelihoods, coping and resilience, and hazards and disasters.
08:30 – Coffee/tea
08:45 – Welcome
08:50 – ‘It Depends: Unpicking the Development Impacts of Migration in Asia’
09:25 – Questions, comments and discussion
10:00 – End of event