Tauranga Public Lecture September 2019

Date Monday 2 September 2019
Time 6pm
Where The University of Waikato, Tauranga, Durham St, Tauranga
Presenter Professor Francis L. Collins, NIDEA Director, University of Waikato
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Admission Cost This is a free event but registrations are essential. Please register here.

Over recent decades, Aotearoa/New Zealand’s migration system has become increasingly complex as government’s have focused on managing migrants and restricting the characteristics of who can live in Aotearoa/New Zealand permanently. These migration policy and regulation developments are actively creating inequalities between migrants and non-migrants, as well as within migrant populations themselves. This presentation examines how Aotearoa/New Zealand’s migration policies create inequalities, particularly in relation to temporary migration, and asks whether there are avenues for more equitable approaches to controlling migration.

Professor Francis L. Collins is a geographer with interests in migration and urban research; he is also the current Director of the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis. His recent and ongoing research includes examinations of temporary educational and labour migration in Aotearoa/New Zealand, workplace exploitation of temporary migrants, diversity policies and practices in healthcare settings, and the migration of New Zealanders to Australia. Francis is the author of Global Asian City: migration, desire and the politics of encounter in 21st Century Seoul (Wiley 2018); and co-editor of Intersections of Inequality, Migration and Diversification: the politics of mobility in Aotearoa/New Zealand (Palgrave 2019); Aspirations, Desire and the Drivers of Migration (Routledge 2019); and Migration and Diversity in Asian Contexts (ISEAS 2013).

Doors open 5.15pm. Lecture starts 6.00pm.


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