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'Asianisation of Migrant Workers in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Emerging trends, challenges and future prospects' , NMML Conference 9-10 October 2014.

Programme Schedule:                  Thursday, 9th October, 2014

9.00 a.m. – 9.05 a.m.
Welcome:

Prof. Mahesh Rangarajan,
NMML.

9.05 a.m. – 9.25 a.m.

Speakers:

Introduction

Prof. Irudaya Rajan,

Centre for Development Studies,
Thiruvananthapuram.

Dr. Ginu Zacharia Oommen,
NMML.

9.30 a.m. – 10.15 a.m.

Session I

Chair:

Prof. A. K. Pasha,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi.

Speaker:

Dr. Ganesh Seshan,
George Town University,
Qatar.
‘Who Migrates? A Panel Study of Internal and International Migration by South Indians’

10.15 a.m. – 10.35 a.m.

Tea /Coffee

10.35 a.m. –11.20 a.m.

Session II

Chair:

Prof. Partha S. Ghosh,
NMML.

Speaker:

Prof. Rita Afsar,
University of Western Australia,
Australia.
‘Revisiting the Saga of Bangladeshi Labour Migration to the Gulf States: Need for new theoretical and methodological approaches’

11.20 a.m. –12.05p.m.

Session III

Chair:

Prof. A. K. Ramakrishnan,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi.

Speaker:

Dr. Bindhulakshmi P.,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
Mumbai.
‘The Blurred Boundaries of Migration: Gender, mobility and transnational flows of women domestic workers from Kerala to UAE’

12.05 p.m. – 12.50 p.m.

Session IV

Chair:

Prof. Bansidhar Pradhan,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi.

Speaker:

Dr. Bijulal M.V.,
Mahatma Gandhi University,
Kottyam, Kerala.
‘Human Rights Protection of Indian Migrant Workers in the GCC: Towards an accountable progressive realization framework’ 

12.50 pm – 2.00 pm.

Lunch

 2.00 p.m. - 2.45 p.m.

Session V

Chair:

Dr. Venugopal Maddipati,
Ambedkar University,
Delhi.

Speaker:

Dr. Zahra Babar,
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Doha, Qatar.
‘Understanding the Migrant Labour Policies in GCC Countries’

2.45 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

Session VI

Chair:

Dr. Ilias Husain,
Jamia Millia Islamia,
New Delhi.

Speaker:

Prof. Irudaya Rajan,
Centre for Development Studies,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
‘Migrant Women at the Discourse-policy News: Indian domestic workers in Saudi Arabia’

3.30 p.m. - 3.50 p.m.

Tea/Coffee

 3.50 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Session VII

Chair:

Dr. Happy Mon Jacob,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi.

Speaker:

Prof. Prakash C Jain,
Indian Council of Social Science Research,
New Delhi.
‘Indian Trade Diaspora in West Asia’

Day 2 - Friday,10thOctober,2014
9.00 a.m. - 9.45. a.m.

Session VIII

Chair:

Dr. Ash Narain Roy,
Institute of Social Sciences,
New Delhi.

Speaker:

Dr. Ginu Zacharia Oommen,
NMML.
‘Memories, Trauma and the Changing Strategies: Migrant’s narratives of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait’

9.45 a.m. -10.30 a.m.

Session IX

Chair:

Dr. Anisur Rahman,
Jamia Millia Islamia,
New Delhi.

Speaker:

Dr. Zakir Hussein,
Indian Council of World Affairs,
New Delhi.
‘Memories, Trauma and the Changing Strategies: Migrant’s narratives of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait’

10.30 a.m. - 10.45 a.m.

Tea/Coffee

10.45 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.

Session X

Chair:

Dr. Krishna Kumar,
Sri Venkateswara College,
University of Delhi, Delhi.

Speaker:

Dr. Neil G Ruiz,
The Brookings Institution,
USA.
‘The Rise of the Philippine Emigration State: Protecting Migrant Workers in the GCC’

11.30a.m - 12.15p.m.

Concluding Session

12.15 p.m.: Lunch

 

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