Illustrate Our Rights

A Campaign by Migrants Matter
18 December, 2015

18 December 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Migrant Workers Convention. For the occasion, the organization Migrants Matter created an illustrated and simplified booklet explaining the convention for every migrant, everywhere. To consult this Booklet, click on the link below:

Illustrate Our Rights Booklet

This Campaign was proudly supported by the Step it Up Campaign, Migrant Forum in Asia, United Nations Committee on Migrant Workers & the International Labour Organization.


The Fifth Conable Conference in International and Global Studies

The conceptualization of contemporary global mass mobility as a “crisis”
13 November, 2015

Conable Conference in International Studies



March 31 and April 1, 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

The Fifth Conable Conference in International and Global Studies will explore the conceptualization of contemporary global mass mobility as a “crisis.” What does it mean to frame human migration with sensational terminology, such as crisis? How does language often associated with intractable problems, such as humanitarian or environmental disasters, or political stalemates, shape the responses to rapidly expanding transnational human mobility?

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CARFMS Working Paper Series

11 November, 2015

The Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies invites submissions for its new Working Paper Series.

This series is intended to help realize the promotion and the support of excellence in research and the dissemination of refugee and forced migration knowledge.

Papers will only be considered if they have not been published previously and preference will be given to papers that take creative and innovative approaches to the contemporary issues and concerns in the field of refugee and forced migrations studies.

Please visit their webpage for further information and details on the submission process.


Symposium – Islamophobia: Race, Religion, Liberalism

Organised by the Institut national de la recherche scientifique
29 October, 2015

From October 29 to November 1, 2015, Denise Helly (INRS), Michael Nafi (John Abbott College), Valérie Amiraux et Patrice Brodeur (Université de Montréal) invite you to join them for an international symposium on islamophobia.

The symposium will be inaugurated on October 29 at 7:00 pm with a keynote presentation by the renowned French journalist, documentary-maker and activist Ms. Rokhaya Diallo, in room 1120 of the Pavillon de la Faculté de l’Aménagement, Université de Montréal, 2940 Côte-Ste-Catherine road.

Within a particularly tense climate on this issue in Quebec, this interdisciplinary conference will probe the nature and foundations of islamophobia. What is islamophobia precisely? Is it a rejection of immigrants from Arab countries, the expression of anti-Muslim sentiment, a form of essentialism, a cultural racism echoing 19th-century antisemitism, or a new manifestation of Western racism? Is it the hatred of religion, faith dogma or a broad animosity towards pious subjects whose continued presence in Western democracies challenges the postulates of modernity and political liberalism? Does islamophobia stem from misconceptions of social and political conflicts in Muslim countries, misconceptions that are sustained by pseudo-academic orientalism and inadequate media coverage?

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Book Launch: Social Statistics and Ethnic Diversity

Cross-National Perspectives in Classifications and Identity Politics
16 October, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015
Seminar – 2PM; Cocktail – 3PM
At the QICSS office – Université de Montréal (3535, Queen-Mary road, room 420)

The QICSS and the Département de démographie of Université de Montréal with the collaboration of Ceetum and the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, are pleased to invite you to a seminar and launch of a book resulting from a QICSS International Conference: Social Statistics and Ethnics: Cross-National Perspectives in Classifications and Identity.

The book will be presented by Patrick Simon, socio-demographer at Institut national d’études démographiques de Paris, et Victor Piché, retired professor from the Département de démographie de l’UdeM and research associate of the Oppenheimer Chair.