Migration, Security and Development

1 Conference to Commemorate International Migration Day
Migration, Security and Development
Co-organized by
Asian Research Center for Migration (ARCM), Institute of Asian Studies
Asian Public Intellectual (API)
Labour Rights Promotion Network (LPN)
with support from
Chula Global Network,
International Organization for Migration (IOM) and
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Wednesday 17th – Thursday 18th December 2014
Conference Room 105
1 Floor, Maha Chulalongkorn Building, Chulalongkorn University
First day: Wednesday 17th December 2014
08:30 – 09:00
09:00 – 09:30
Welcome Address
• Director of Institute of Asian Studies
Welcome Remark
• Nilim Baruah, ILO
• Jeffrey Labovitz, IOM
Opening Address
• President of Chulalongkorn University
09:30 – 10:00
Keynote speech: Migration, Security and Development
Dr. Thanh-Dam Truong, International Institute of Social Studies
Theme 1: Migration, Rights, and Security
Moderated by Jerrold Huguet
• Amara Pongsapich, Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission
Migration, Human Rights and Security
• Jacques Ivanoff, French Embassy, CNRS
Sea Gypsies and Human Security
• Maung Kyaw Nu, Burmese Rohingya Association in Thailand
Citizenship and the Rohingya
2 11:00-11:15
• Dr. Bharat Dahiya, Visiting Researcher, CUSRI
Housing Security for Migrants
• Jeffrey Labovitz, IOM
Registration of Undocumented Workers
Theme 2: Migration, Disaster, and Development
Panel 1. Disaster/Environment and Migration: Floods in ASEAN
• Dr. Carl Middleton, Chulalongkorn University
• Dr. Albert Salamanca, Stockholm Environment Institute
• Dr. Supang Chantavanich, ARCM Director
• Dr. Narumon Arunothai, Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute
12:30 – 13:30
Theme 3: Cross-border issues in Migration in ASEAN plus three
Moderated by IOM
Guest Speaker: Don Poramatwinai, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs (TBC)
Thailand’s Perspectives on Displaced Persons along the Border
Panel 2. Refugee Repatriation, moderated by Surichai Wangeo
Sally Thompson, The Border Consortium
Preparations for Possible Repatriation
• Mireille Girard, UNHCR representative for Thailand
UN Roles in Repatriation
• Dr. Narumon Thubchumpon, Director, Master of Development and International
Studies, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University
Possibilities for Return and Reintegration
• Deputy DG, Department of East Asia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Panel 3. Labour Migration, moderated by TBD
• Dr. Chanin Charisarapong, President of Thailand Tuna Manufactory Association
Migrant Workers in the Thai Seafood Industry
• Sukanya Aimimtham, Khon Kaen University
Protection of Thai Migrant Workers Abroad
• Boonsong Chalethorn, Rangsit University
• Dr. Ratchada Jayagupta, UN Women
Bandana Pattanaik, GAATW
Evening Reception at Chula Narumit Hall
Hosted by Chula Global Network
Emcee: Major Dr. Ra-shane Meesri, Deputy Director for Administration Affairs,
Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University
End of first day
3 Second day: Thursday 18th December 2014
08:30 – 09:00
09:00 – 09:30
Keynote speech: Migration and Non-Traditional Security in ASEAN: Realities
and Challenges
Dr. Mely Caballero-Anthony, RSIS, NTU, Singapore
Theme 4: Human Smuggling and Trafficking
09:30 – 10:30
Panel 4. Sea Fishery Trafficking in ASEAN, moderated by Max Tunon (ILO)
• Dr. Bundit Choksanguan, SEAFDEC
IUU Fishing
• TBC, IOM Bangkok
• Mr. Sompong Srakeaw, Labour Rights Promotion Network (LPN)
Sea Fisheries and Trafficking
• Siriwan Vongkietpaisan, Attorney, Social Responsibility Law Office
Regional Criminal Justice Process for Trafficking in Sea Fisheries
• Sebastian Baumeister, UNODC
• Annette Lyth, UN-ACT
Panel 5. Return Migration, moderated by Michiko Yoshida
Hosted by API
• Ms. Pande Trimayuni, Institut Ungu Public Relations, Indonesia
Transnational Care Work by SEA Migrant Domestic Workers.
• Dr. Nguyen Van Chinh, Vietnam
New Chinese Migration to the Mekong Region and Local Responses
• Dr. Kyoko Kusakabe, AIT
12:00 – 13:00
• Dr. Pataya Ruenkaew, Asian Public Intellectual
Links between Marriage Migration and Labour Migration
Guest Speaker: Dr. Samlee Pleanbanchang, former WHO SEARO Representative
Cross-border Health Challenges
• Dr. Sastharum Thammaboosadee, Thammasat University
Failure of Development: Involution of an Immigrant Town in Thailand
• Dr. Ahsan Ullah, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Replacement Migration and Governance: Foreign Domestic Workers in Egypt
and Brunei
• TBD, Myanmar Ministry of Labour
Myanmar Policy on Labour Migration
Panel 6: Migrant Children and Protection
• Dr. Thanh-Dam Truong, International Institute of Social Studies
Intersectional Framework in Child Protection
• Dr. Premjai Vungsiripaisal, ARCM
Education for Migrant Children
• Ni Ni Win, MAIDS, Chulalongkorn University
Child Soldiers in Myanmar
4 15:00-15:15
Panel 7: Policy Implications for Migration: Balancing regional security and
development, moderated by Dr. Carl Middleton
• Dr. Yongyuth Chalamwong, Thailand Research Development Institute (TRDI)
Weighing Economic Gains of Migration and Security
• Dr. Pataya Ruenkaew, API
Protection of Migrants in Host Communities
• Dr. Sriprapa Petcharamesree, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies,
Mahidol University
Regional Policy on Labour Rights and Human Trafficking in ASEAN
Forced Labour, Governance and National Institutions
• TBD, Department of East Asia, Chulalongkorn University
Closing address
• Professor Emeritus Dr. Supang Chantavanich
End of second day