International Student Congress

deadline for submissions: 
January 20, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Migration in a Changing World
contact email: 

Dear Madam / Sir,

Maltepe University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is organizing the international undergraduate student congress titled “Migration in a Changing World” to be held in March 30-31, 2017.

Migration is the process in which people move from one place to another for the purpose of settlement. As Castles and Miller (1993) emphasize, we are now living in an “age of migration”. ​Migration and asylum seeking have emerged as among the most pressing and contentious issues facing the world in the early 21st century. On the one hand, the deepening crisis in countries like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and developing African countries has triggered the mass migration of over three million refugees and asylum-seekers into European countries in the last years. The scale of this movement has been growing at not seen since the Second World War. The migration from Middle East and Central Asia to Turkey and Western countries has become a widely contested issue in many countries, especially in the more traditional immigration countries in the north-west of Europe. Related to issues around culture, societies, social rights, citizenship and the migrant receiving communities, current  contemporary wave of migration is changing many aspects of today’s world.


Maltepe University is delighted to announce the opening of the call for papers for the “Migration in a Changing World” undergraduate student conference to be held in Maltepe University in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30-31, 2017. 


Confirmed keynote speaker is Prof. Dr. Ahmet İçduygu (Koç University)


We welcome all submissions for individual papers and panel proposals that should be addressing (but not limited to);


    • International migration
    • Emigration
    • Immigration
    • Domestic migration      
    • Irregular migration
    • Refugees and asylum seekers
    • Migration, citizenship and social rights
    • Migration and families
    • Migration, politics and social policies
    • History of migration
    • Cultures of migration
    • Transit migration
    • Demographics of migration
    • Migration and gender
    • Migration and identity
    • Child migration
    • Migration and youth
    • Return migration
    • Migration and aging
    • Migration and health
    • Migration and arts
    • Migration and literature
    • Migration, multiculturalism and transnationality
    • Migration and integration
    • Migration and media
    • Migration and labour
    • Migration and language
    • Migration and socialization
    • Migration and social work
    • Migration and psychology
    • Migration and philosophy
    • Brain migration
    • Migration and…


            Abstracts of max. 250 words can be submitted via e-mail to as attached WORD doc. /docx. format until 20 January 2017 and should contain a clear outline of theoretical framework, the theme or the work in discussion.

                                  You may find further information at the congress web site:


On behalf of the organizing committee,
Students of  Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Baturhan Çora

Vice President

Cem Ahmet Yıldırım

Secretary General

Halime Göksu