The Center for African Studies supports and organizes an array of conferences and symposia every year. These events and programs may be initiated by African studies faculty and graduate students alike. We also work with other area studies centers, African studies units, and allied units to support conferences.
The conference programs are established by their organizers and through open calls for papers. You can receive information on upcoming conferences and calls for papers through our African Studies Conference Listserv. Please review and join our listservs.
Current & Upcoming Conferences and Symposia
November 7-9, 2011 Hewlett Conference: Rethinking Global Healthcare Worker Migration
Location: Levis Faculty Center, 919 W. Illinois St., Urbana
This topic is complex and is not simply developed country taking from developing countries. In addition to the migration from non-OECD nations to OECD nations there is significant "south-south" migration.
The World Bank, IMF, African Union, the UN, International Organization of Migration, WHO, the Migration Policy Institute, and the D8 Countries along with major foundations such as MacArthur, Rockefeller, and Cummins as will as the International Council of Nurses, the US Chamber of Commerce, and the EU all see this topic as an important global priority.
The "push-pull" factors and the public policy considerations along with the health and welfare consequences of health care worker migration is forcing both sending and receiving countries to analyze and understand the familial, community, cultural, social, economic, health,Â and development consequences associated with both the migration decisions and migratory patters of this labor sector.
The conference will center on questions of:
- who migrates
- who stays
- public policy decisions in both sending and receiving countries that either encourage or discourage migration
- economic and development consequences
- implications for health outcomes locally, nationally, regionally, and internationally
The conference will focus on research, policy, business, economic, and health outcomes. This conference will be of interest to a wide and diverse group of faculty (researchers and teachers), policy makers, health care administrators, undergraduate and graduate students, practitioners, public health officials, and business leaders.
For information on previous conferences and symposia please go to: Archive of Past Events: Past Conferences and Symposia