International Metropolis Conference Plenary speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Howard Duncan

Executive Head

International Metropolis secretariat Carleton University


In 1997, Howard joined the Metropolis Project at Citizenship and Immigration Canada as its International Project Director, and became its Executive Head in 2002. He has concentrated on increasing the geographic reach of Metropolis and its benefits to the international migration policy community by creating opportunities for direct and frank exchanges among researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. His recent projects have included the creation of the Metropolis North America initiative and the Metropolis Secretariat in Asia In 2012, he moved the Ottawa Secretariat operations from the Government of Canada to Carleton University in Ottawa.

In January 2015, he became the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, International Migration. He also is a member of the Advisory Council of the Century Initiative.