September 11 – Sustainable Migration for the Future: cost, benefit or somewhere in between



Sustainable Migration for the Future:
cost, benefit or somewhere in between?

Thursday 11 September, 2014

9.00am – 5.30pm
Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace

General Admission – $95.00
Groups (+10)/Corporate subscriber – $70.00
DDF Subscriber/Concession – $30.00

Conference Program available here

Bookings Essential

Eventbrite - 2014 Migration Update Conference



  Professor Graeme Hugo AO is an ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, Professor of Geography and Director of the Australian Population and Migration Research
Centre at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of over four hundred books, articles in scholarly journals and chapters in books, as well as a large number of
conference papers and reports. He held an ARC Federation Fellowship between 2002 and 2007 and has held a number of positions with Federal Government Agencies
and Committees. He is currently on the Australian Statistical Advisory Committee. He was appointed Deputy Chair of the Aged Care Financing Authority and a member
of the National Sustainability Council in 2012.  In 2012 he was named an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to population research,
particularly the study of international migration, population geography and mobility, and through leadership roles with national and international organisations.


   Professor Stephen Castles is a sociologist and political economist, and works on international migration dynamics, global governance, multiculturalism,
transnationalism, migration and development, and regional migration trends in Africa, Asia and Europe. His research and publications have made an influential
contribution to the development of interdisciplinary migration research for many years.  His main activity at the University of Sydney is an ARC-funded research project
on Social Transformation and International Migration in the 21st Century, with fieldwork in Australia, Ghana, Mexico and the Republic of Korea. This five-year project
will re-examine the theoretical and methodological basis of international migration research.


   Professor Loretta Baldassar is Professor and Discipline Chair of Anthropology and Sociology at UWA and an Adjunct Principal Research Fellow at Monash University.
Her research and teaching areas include migration, transnational families and Australian society. Loretta has published extensively on transnational migrants, families
and caregiving including, Transnational Families, Migration and the Circulation of Care (with Merla, Routledge 2014; Families Caring Across Borders (with Baldock &
Wilding, Palgrave 2007), Intimacy and Italian Migration (with Gabaccia, Fordham Uni Press 2011) as well as many book chapters and journal articles She has been first-
named Chief Investigator on an ARC Discovery Transnational Families project and an ARC Linkage Italian Lives in WA project and co-Chief Investigator on an ARC Linkage Australian Diasporas Project.


   Professor Glenn Withers AO is Professor of Economics in the Crawford School and was founding CEO of Universities Australia. Prior to that he was Professor of
Public Policy at ANU and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. He is a Monash and Harvard graduate and has held academic posts in Australia and
overseas including at Harvard and Cambridge and at La Trobe and Macquarie Universities.  He has produced a significant number of books, academic papers and
government and consultancy reports. He has worked in and for government, including as chair of various Australian government bodies such as the National Population Council and the Economic Planning Advisory Commission, and he has chaired public inquiries regarding population issues and immigration.

Professor Withers helped to establish the Productivity Commmission, the Crawford School, ANZSOG and Universities Australia. He has been an adviser to private sector and community sector organisations in Australia and overseas, ranging from the North West Shelf Consortium and the Business Council of Australia to the OECD and UNDP. Professor Withers was awarded an Order of Australia for services to applied economics, including for design of the Australian immigration points system.


   Professor Peter MacDonald AM is Professor of Demography in the Crawford School of Public Policy. He was President of the International Union for the Scientific
Study of Population (IUSSP) for the years, 2010-2013. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and an inaugural Public Policy Fellow of the ANU. He is
frequently consulted on the issue of population futures (causes, consequences and policies) by governments around the world, especially in Australia, Europe and East
Asia. In 2008, he was appointed as a Member in the Order of Australia.  He is Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research. He is an
advisor to Population Europe and was a member of the Australian Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration in 2013-14.


     Professor Ian Lowe AO is an emeritus professor in the School of Science at Griffith University, an adjunct professor at two Australian universities and is the president of
the Australian Conservation Foundation.  His principal research interests are in policy decisions influencing the use of energy, science and technology; energy use in
industrialised countries; large-scale environmental issues and sustainable development. Professor Lowe has been appointed to the Australian National Commission for
UNESCO and is a consultant to the CSIRO Division of Sustainable Ecosystems.  Professor Lowe was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2002 for contributions to environmental
science and won the Eureka Prize for the promotion of science.








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