The development and future trajectory of migration studies will be defined, at least partly, by the foundations on which it has been built. In this discussion, we will look at how migration studies have developed over the last 20 years through the prism of migration research at Oxford. We will discuss how changing global realities have shaped – and will continue to shape – how we understand migration, its drivers and its effects. COMPAS was forged in the academic and policy context of the first years of the millennium: The Blair government, the expansion of the EU, 9/11 and the wars that followed; the rise of the BRICs and the shifting and complex geopolitics of the post-Soviet era. The rise of migration studies as a powerful, exciting and vital component of the academy for the 21st century also called for something different – a work highly focused on policy impact and communications. But after 20 years, what – if anything – has the COMPAS approach achieved? How has the world, migration, and migration research changed? And what should migration research – and a migration research institute – looking to the next 20 years be doing?
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