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A memorial lecture to celebrate the life and work of the esteemed social demographer and the former director of the University of Adelaide’s Australian Population & Migration Research Centre, the late Professor Graeme Hugo AO, will be hosted by the University on Wednesday 7 October.

Professor Hugo’s work in migration and population studies is world-renowned.

A prolific researcher, he authored over 400 books, scholarly articles, conference papers, reports and book chapters over his long career.

“As he travelled the world to share his knowledge and ideas in population and migration, Professor Hugo took the University of Adelaide with him. I couldn’t think of a better person to represent the University on the global policy and academic stage,†says Dr Helen Feist, Acting Director of the Australian Population & Migration Research Centre.

“We want this lecture to capture Graeme’s unique approach to academia; especially his commitment to the proposition that social policy, informed by evidence, done thoughtfully, and administered smartly, adds immeasurable value to all those who engage with it.

“The memorial lecture is about sending a clear message that Graeme’s breadth of work represents a good foundation for academic thought – but in many ways it’s just the beginning, on which new agendas and knowledge can be built to tackle emerging issues in demography and migration, both globally and locally,†she says.

Dr Alan Gamlen from Victoria University of Wellington will give the memorial lecture in Bonython Hall. Dr Gamlen also maintains a Research Associate position at Oxford University attached to both the International Migration Institute and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society. Dr Gamlen is a political and population geographer specialising in migration governance. Dr Gamlen’s lecture is titled An inborn restlessness: Migration and exile in a turbulent world.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A panel featuring Associate Professor Alex Reilly from Adelaide Law School and Professor Susan Kneebone from the University of Melbourne, who are both experts in migration.

WHAT:
Graeme Hugo Memorial Lecture
WHERE: Bonython Hall, North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN: 5.30pm Wednesday 7 October 2015
COST: Free – but registration is essential: please register online.

Media Contacts:

Dr Helen Feist
Acting Director
Australian Population & Migration Research Centre

The University of Adelaide
Phone: +61 8 8313 3560
Mobile: +61 (0)404 220 379
[email protected]

David Ellis
Media and Communications Officer
The University of Adelaide
Phone: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762
[email protected]


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