Seminar: Unpicking the development impacts of migration in Asia

Friday 11 November 2022
This seminar will be held on Friday 11 November from 08:30 to 10:00 at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO),  Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo.

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

This seminar is co-organised by the Migration Rhythms project at PRIO and the Network for Asian Studies.