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Global Labor Migration and its Impact on Asia
26 Mar - 28 Mar, 2010
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Hosted at the University of Asia & the Pacific in Manila, Philippines

Helen Barayuga - Director II, Employment Regulation Branch, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration
Irah Ruth Borinaga  
Stephen Nagy - Assistant Professor, Department of Japanese Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Waltraut Ritter - Research Director and Founder, Knowledge Dialogues, Hong Kong
Patricia Santo Tomas - Chairman of the Board, Development Bank of the Philippines and former Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment of the Philippines
Tereso Tullao - Professor of Economics and former Dean, College of Business and Economics, De La Salle University, Manila
Linda Wirth - Director, Sub regional office for South East Asia and Pacific, International Labour Organization

According to the New York Times, some 3% of the world's population lived outside their country of birth in 2005. While this single-figure percentage may seem rather minute, that 3% represents almost 190 million people, whose movement across the world's international boarders carries significant and diverse consequences both for the nations they leave and the nations in which they take up new residence. This Salzburg Global Fellowship event intends to examine a number of these consequences and the ways that these consequences play out in Asia, where booming population and economic growth intersect.

Some of the topics to be considered include:

  • Historic development of migration and its affects on the current situation: imperial legacies, history of inter-ethnic relations, and past migratory trends
  • The economic impact of labor migration on both sending and receiving nations: consequences of brain-drain/brain-gain, the impact of remittances on receiving economies, exploitation of foreign workers, and "ethnic entrepreneurship"
  • The social and political impacts of migrants on their chosen societies: increased nationalism and xenophobia vs. a potentially more cosmopolitan society and increased tolerance, demands on social services, etc.
  • The social and political challenges faced by migrants themselves: issues of integration and diversity, racism and other forms of discrimination, respect for human rights, and consequences for family cohesion
  • The impacts of the policies and actions of governments, businesses, NGOs, and international agencies in dealing with migration and its effects.

* the combined alumni of Salzburg Global Seminar and Fellows of the 21st Century Trust

Fee & Logistical Information:

The fee for this Fellowship event is 39 Euros. Transportation and accommodation costs are not included in this figure and should be arranged by Fellows themselves. The program will begin at approximately 13:00 on March 26 and conclude at midday on the 28th. This event will be hosted at the University of Asia & The Pacific (click for approximate location), in Manila, Philippines.

Please contact Ian Brown, Manager of the Salzburg Global Fellowship, by email (ibrown(at) about registering to attend.

Payment of the 39 Euro event fee can be made via credit card (American Express, Diners, Mastercard, Visa) below. If you would like, you may also choose to select the "Event Fee and Support a Fellow" to pay the 39 Euro event fee and also contribute 30 Euro to help provide scholarships to future Fellows.

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Waltraut Ritter
Patricia Santo Tomas



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