See you next week!

Hello everyone. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the conference this Monday, which starts 9 am sharp. Here’s the full conference programme, with the schedule of presentations and the abstracts.

To our international participants: have a safe flight to Singapore and see you very soon!


11 days to go…

…before Asia-Pacific Worlds in Motion IV! Do check the programme for the final lineup of speakers and keynotes. We are very happy to feature Elspeth Graham, from the University of St Andrews and the CHAMPSEA project, as our fourth keynote speaker.

If you should happen to be in Singapore on February 20 and/or 21, we hope to see you there.


Post-APWIM Roundtable Event: Citizenship Worlds in Motion (21 Feb 2012)

We’re pleased to announce that there will be a post-conference roundtable event, Citizenship Worlds in Motion, organized by Elaine Ho (National University of Singapore), Laura Madokoro (University of British Columbia), and APWIM initiator Lawrence Santiago (University of British Columbia). Details below:

Fixities and Fluidities: Citizenship Worlds in Motion
February 21, 2012
Auditorium AS7-01-02, Shaw Foundation Building
National University of Singapore
4.45pm to 6.45pm

In recent decades, labour markets around the globe have undergone enormous change and more migrants than ever are relocating to take advantage of employment opportunities. Increasingly, highly-skilled migrants are able to select their destinations of choice from multiple options. As result, states must compete for desirable migrants. More and more, governments are looking at citizenship issues within a transnational framework and exploring the implications of citizenship requirements for both migrant-sending as well as migrant-receiving countries.

Join a distinguished group policymakers and academics from both sides of the Pacific to discuss citizenship policy and the implications for state relations and migrant mobility.

Presenters include Ms. Caroline Guimond, Canadian High Commission (Singapore), Dr. Elaine Ho, Department of Geography, NUS (Singapore), Dr. Leong Chan-Hoong, Institute for Policy Studies (Singapore), Dr. Shirley Hsiao-Li Sun of Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), and Mr. Kenny Zhang, Asia Pacific Foundation (Vancouver, Canada).

We look forward to meeting you at the post-conference roundtable. For further queries, please contact any of the roundtable organizers:

Elaine Ho, National University of Singapore,
Laura Madokoro, University of British Columbia,
Lawrence Santiago, University of British Columbia,

Accepted Applicants

We’re very pleased to announce our list of APWIM4 presenters.  There were over 50 submissions from Europe, Canada, the US, and Asia—and we certainly had a challenging time selecting from so many strong applications.

Thank you once again to everyone who expressed their interest in participating! Stay tuned for updates on our panels. To our participants, we look forward to keeping in touch with you in the weeks to come. It’s shaping up to be a great conference!

CFP Closed!

The call for papers for APWIM IV is now closed. We are no longer accepting submissions. The turnout of applications has been great, much more than we’d hoped for. Thank you to all the applicants for your interest!

In a couple of weeks we’ll be releasing the list of accepted applicants. Stay tuned.

Call for Papers

We are now accepting applications for Asia-Pacific Worlds in Motion IV (APWIM IV).

The theme for APWIM IV is Fixities and Fluidities: Navigating Dynamics in Migration. The theme foregrounds the interlocking dynamics of ‘fixities’ and ‘fluidities’ in migration today, from a range of social, cultural, political, and economic perspectives.

For full information on the conference theme and application process, download our CFP. Or download the APWIM IV Poster for a quick summary.

We’d like to acknowledge Kara Bermejo for the excellent APWIM logo and APWIM IV theme design. Kara is a freelance graphic designer based in Manila, Philippines.

Keynotes Unveiled

Hi everyone! We are hard at work with preparations to release the Call for Papers for APWIM4. Please check back on Wednesday July 20th, Singapore time, to find out more.

Meanwhile, we are very happy to share our list of confirmed plenary speakers. We can also look forward to a welcome address by Prof. Brenda Yeoh Saw Ai, currently Professor of Geography and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the National University of Singapore. Prof. Yeoh was the plenary speaker of the very first Asia-Pacific Worlds in Motion conference in 2008.