International Metropolis Conference Abstract submission

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Plenary speakers

The plenary speakers will give presentations around the conference themes. See which speakers are presenting under the themes listed below. Click on their names to have more information about themselves and their presentation. We’ll add more speakers as they are confirmed.

Quest for global governance: Compacts sustainable development goals

Howard Duncan

Executive Head

Metropolis project

Kathleen Newland


Migration Policy Institute

South-south migration

Dr. Linda Adhiambo Oucho

Executive Director


Andrew Gardner

Professor of Anthropology

University of Puget Sound in Tacoma

The economic impact of migration

Hippolyte d’Albis

Senior researcher and professor

CNRS and Paris School of Economics

Michael Van der Cammen

German Public Employment Agency

Non-state actors and the migration industry

Aileen Farrol



Internally displaced persons

Dr. Cecile Dubernet


Catholic university of Paris

The effects of technology on migration and integration

Marie McAuliffe


Dr. Diego Rubio

Executive Director

Center for the Governance of Change

Cities and migration

Dr. Anna Visvizi

Ph.D., Head of Research and Associate Professor

Research & Innovation Institute and Deree College

John G. Bongat

Mayor of Naga

Public confidence in migration

Ruiz Neil

Associate Director

Global Migration & Demography Research

Diana Zavala-Rojas



Rob McNeil



Abel Chikanda

Assistant Professor

University of Kansas