Oxford Symposium on Population, Migration, and the Environment
Oxford Symposium on Population, Migration, and the Environment 

We will meet 2 & 3 August 2018 at the Green Templeton College



The Oxford Symposium  is a special interest meeting of London Symposia, an organization devoted to scholarly research, writing, and discourse. This interdisciplinary conference is an opportunity for scientists and policy makers to present papers and engage in discussion relevant to sustainability, human welfare, and progress.


This interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring to the table academics and professionals from the realms of environmental studies, economics, education,  the built environment, sociology, political science, gender equity, ethics and other related fields, to present papers and engage in discourse relevant to global environmental issues and the effects on human welfare and progress.


You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of research, or you may wish to attend as an observer. If you wish to present a paper, you will be requested to submit a brief abstract for review by the Programme Committee. 



Abstract Submission and Registration is now open for ALL 2018 Symposia. Abstracts are reviewed on a rolling basis and notifications sent within ten days of submission.


The deadline for abstract submissions for the Summer Session is 10 July 2018.



August Session Keynote Speaker

Dr David Coleman

Keynote speaker Dr David Coleman has served as the Professor of Demography in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention in the University of Oxford since 2002. He is now Emeritus Professor of Demography. He is a Fellow of St John’s College in the University of Oxford. He has served as a Special Adviser to the Home Secretary and to the Ministers of Housing and the Environment in the British government. He is the author of eight books and the researcher of more than 100 scholarly journal articles. In addition, Dr Coleman is a member of the Council of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. In 2015, he was the senior editor of a special issue of “Population Studies” in “Population, the Long View” and has also served as joint editor of the European Journal of Population (Paris).  He is a recognized authority on the effects of international migration on population and the economy of the United Kingdom.

Dr Robert Rowthorn

Past Session Keynote Speaker

Robert Rowthorn is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and has been elected as a Life Fellow of King's College. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of teh Centre for Population Research at teh Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford.
Edited by Ruth A.Reck

The Symposium has grant support from Education Policy Research, Inc., United States and is jointly sponsored with the United Nations Association, Cordell Hull Chapter, United States.

  • The principal speaker opening the session is David Coleman, Emeritus Professor of Demography; Associate Fellow, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford.
  • Other universities involved in the programme planning are University of Reading, UK; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US; Virginia Tech University, US; et al.
  • Announcements for the meeting are enhanced by the Maryland Population Center, Maastricht Centre for Citizenship Migration and Development and the Environmental Migration Portal and the Oxford Human Rights Hub.
  • The last full book published by the Symposium is titled Climate Change and Sustainable Development, edited by Ruth A. Reck (Yarnton, Oxon.,  Linton Atlantic Books, Ltd., 2010) 451pp
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