CHCI-GLOBAL HUMANITIES INSTITUTE 2020-2021
“Interventions from the South: Theoretical Perspectives and Pragmatic Issues of Migration, Logistics and Unequal Citizens in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic ”
JANUARY 13, 2021
10:00 AM-07:00 PM Taipei Time (GMT+8)
06:00 PM (12th Jan.)-03:00 AM (13th Jan.) PST
09:00 PM (12th Jan.)-06:00 AM (13th Jan.) EST
03:00 AM (13th Jan.)-12:00 AM (13th Jan.) CET
04:00 AM (13th Jan.)-13:00 AM (13th Jan.) SAST
01:00 PM (13th Jan.)-10:00 PM (13th Jan.) AEDT
JANUARY 14, 2021
10:00 AM-09:00 PM Taipei Time (GMT+8)
06:00 PM (13th Jan.)-03:00 AM (14th Jan.) PST
09:00 PM (13th Jan.)-06:00 AM (14th Jan.) EST
03:00 AM (14th Jan.)-12:00 AM (14th Jan.) CET
04:00 AM (14th Jan.)-13:00 AM (14th Jan.) SAST
01:00 PM (14th Jan.)-10:00 PM (14th Jan.) AEDT
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** This webinar will proceed in English.
The webinar “Interventions from the South: Theoretical Perspectives and Pragmatic Issues of Migration, Logistics and Unequal Citizens in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic” is an integral part of multiple events organized by the CHCI-GLOBAL HUMANITIES INSTITUTE 2020-2021: Migration, Logistics and Unequal Citizens in Contemporary Global Context.
Migration has become a critical field of study for social scientists due to the harsh realities and rising inequality migrants are subject to. Asia, though hosting a substantial portion of the world’s migrants, provides the poorest protection and fewest policies for advancing migrants’ rights and livelihoods. This webinar aims to feature some of the most crucial queries and questions revolving around ‘migration’. It provides an interdisciplinary platform where distinguished scholars of the CHCI-GLOBAL HUMANITIES INSTITUTE 2020-2021 and Asia-based migrant rights activists and NGOs present their research and professional observations of the complexities of migrant issues in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The webinar encompasses four themes: (1) Precarious Conditions and the Legality/Illegality Divide of Migrant Workers; (2) Multidirectional Unequal Care and Unequal Rights; (3) Lawless Ocean: Fishermen at Sea; and (4) Transnational Care and Journalistic Activism During the Pandemic. It consists of six panels.
- Panel One examines the precarious conditions and the legality/illegality divide among migrant workers within both sending and receiving countries as well as in transnational spaces such as international airports.
- Panel Two analyzes the unequal care (e.g., healthcare) and unequal rights (e.g., the right to work) experienced by migrant workers.
- Panel Three, adding to Panel One’s discussion on (il)legality status of migrant workers, examines the criminalization of undocumented migrant workers on the ground in particular countries such as Taiwan and Malaysia.
- Panel Four exposes the crimes against unprotected migrant fishermen who labour away on lawless waters.
- Panel Five and Six address in further detail the predicament of migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they endeavor to overcome their dilemmas.
- Panel Six pinpoints the need for more active and effective communication between sending and receiving countries to improve migrant workers’ circumstances. With the dual theoretical-pragmatic approach, this webinar aims to elicit fruitful dialogue and interventions that will enhance the rights and welfare of migrants in Asia.
Agenda & Speakers
Foreign Migrant Workers in Malaysia in the time of Covid-19
Yeoh Seng Guan (School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University)
Informality during migration, ‘conversion’ within and across national spaces: eliciting moral ambivalence amongst informal brokers
Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho (Department of Geography, NUS, Singapore)
Precarities for Motion: Lessons from COVID-19 and Aeromobilities
Lin Weiqiang(Department of Geography, NUS, Singapore)
Labour Migration and Migrant Rights in the Asia-Pacific
Jorge Tigno (Department of Political Science at the University of the Philippines – Diliman)
The rights to care: Indonesian migrant live-in care workers and their stay behind children
Liang Li-fang (Department of Sociology, National Dong-Hwa University)
Male Migrant Workers in Singapore, before and during the Pandemic
Debbie Fordyce (Transient Workers Count Too, Singapore)
Pandemic accommodates the possibility of better education for the stateless and displaced communities and how to capture this in reality
Siti Rahayu (Buku Jalanan Chow Kit,Malaysia)
Right to work and healthcare for refugees (as part of the forced migration diaspora)
Mahi Ramakrishnan (Beyond Border,Malaysia)
Weaponization and Criminalization of Migrant Workers in Malaysia
Glorene Das (Tenaganita, Malaysia)
Criminalization of undocumented workers
Shakirul Islam (OKUP, Bangladesh)
Criminalization of undocumented migrant in Taiwan
Wu Jing-ru (TIWA, Taiwan)
Criminalization of Undocumented Migrant, specifically on refugee issue in Indonesia
Rizka Argadianti (SUAKA, Indonesia)
The seafood industry scandal uncovered by the pandemic-Who will regulate ships with flags of convenience?
Allison Lee (Yi Lan Fishermen Union,Taiwan)
Modern Slavery at Sea
Tashryn Mohd Shahrin (Greenpeace, SEA branch)
The blood tears behind the folds of Tuna sandwiches: Revealing the crimes of the Fishing Industry on migrant fishers in the Distant Water Fishing (DWF)
Dina Nuryati (Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia(SBMI), Indonesia)
Changing the Indonesian Migrant Workers Protection’s Road Map during COVID 19
Anis Hidayah (Migrant Care, Indonesia)
Transnational Care During The Pandemic
Grace Huang Tzi-Hua (Domestic Caretakers Union Taoyuan(DCU),Taiwan)
Workers rights and medical treatment
Joanna Concepcion (Migrante International, Philippines)
The timetable for the webinar will be updated soon.