Tuesday 5th October, 5.00pm – 6.00pm (MYT); 10:00 am - 11:00 am BST
In this seminar, Yvonne will talk about her research on migration intermediaries. The migration process has become more sophisticated and complex due to multiple formal/informal, human/non-human, and state/non-state actors overlapping as intermediaries. Migration intermediaries can be understood as actors and institutions that foster, facilitate or sustain human mobility.
As part of the ‘Migration for Development and Equality Hub’ (MIDEQ) project, Yvonne's talk explores the roles of intermediaries along the Nepal-Malaysia corridor. She will present preliminary findings on the different state configurations, connections and linkages between intermediaries in facilitating migration from Nepal to Malaysia.
Yvonne Khor Gee-Weon was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Prior to joining Monash University Malaysia, Yvonne was a Senior Researcher at a local think tank in Malaysia. She was involved in various research projects related to the drafting of national policies on development by Members of Parliament and Senators.