The theme of this year's conference is Migration and Global Justice, and through it we will focus on mobility, voluntary and forced alike, on how our
societies and governments respond, and on how to bring considerations of global justice to the discussion. The refugee crisis that continues to
unfold in the Middle East and Europe is a clear case in point, but so, too, are the population shifts elsewhere in the world from resource-poor to
resource-rich countries, and the movements from the hinterland to cities and suburbs.
The International Metropolis Project is the largest international network of researchers, policy makers, and community groups engaged in identifying, understanding, and responding to developments in migration and diversity. Our events have been effective in connecting researchers, key decision-makers, and practitioners around the globe, facilitating the production and effective communication of policy-relevant knowledge amongst different stakeholders since the mid-1990s. Our network has steadily developed to include partners in North America, Europe, and Australia, with a growing presence in Africa, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. In a world increasingly characterized by international mobility and large regional displacements, there is an urgent need to exchange scientific knowledge about migration and diversity, and to share experiences, challenges, and best practices in their management. It is our goal that our work will enable such dialogue and that our efforts serve the interests of all parties involved in the migration process. For more information about the International Metropolis Project see carleton.ca/metropolis/about-us-2/