Upcoming Conferences

27th International Metropolis Conference
November 14-17, 2024, in Kuala Lumpur

The 27th International Metropolis Conference will be hosted by the Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA) at the National University of Malaysia. It will be the first Metropolis International event in Southeast Asia. The theme will be 'Migration Futures: Evolving Challenges in a Digital Age'.

This conference title indicates our keenness to encourage diverse ideas, cases, and instances, as well as key policy interventions, to analyze the migration from a range of macro and micro perspectives and involve people, cities, spatial development, technology and many more dynamics and influences. “Migration Futures” will explore the movement of people across and beyond borders in a context increasingly dominated by the Internet of Things (IoT). For instance, Artificial Intelligence is rapidly creating a world that is moving beyond just ‘paper citizens’ – with the application of new technologies and biometrics, along with the transfer of documentation now often faster than the capacity of nation-states to process and provide for new communities of migrants and refugees. However, with all its possibilities and problems, this new digital age adds to existing challenges concerning how to manage migration in just and equitable ways, the dynamics of destination cities, inclusivity and sustainability challenges, and the almost inevitable presence of anti-immigration politics.

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