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Session I. Legal Migration Channels and Migratory Flows Management

François HéranFrançois Héran
Director of National Institute for Demographic Studies, Paris, and of Populationn&Société.
Recent publications: Immigration, Marché du Travail, Intégration (2002), and Le Temps des Immigrés (2007).
Maria Ioannis Baganha
Associate professor of Sociology at the School of Economics, University of Coimbra, and senior researcher at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra
Recent publications: “The Political Economy of Migration in na Integrating Europe: an Introduction” (with Han Entzinger, IMIS-Beitrage, 25, 2004), New Waves: Migration from Eastern to Southern Europe (ed., with Lucinda Fonseca, 2004), and Os Movimentos Migratórios Externos e a Sua Incidência no Mercado de Trabalho em Portugal (ed., with João Ferrão and Jorge Malheiros, 2002).
Catherine Withol de WendenCatherine Withol de Wenden
Senior researcher at the Center for International Studies and Research (CERI-CNRS) and professor of Political Science at Science-Po (Institut d’Etudes Politiques), Paris.
Recent publications: Atlas des Migrations dans le Monde (2005), L’Europe des Migrations (2001), and Faut-il Ouvrir les Frontières? (1999).
Jean Louis de Brower
Director for Immigration, Borders and Asylum for the area of Freedom Security and Justice, European Commission.

Session II. Integration and Lisbon Agenda

Thomas FaistThomas Faist
Professor of Transstate Relations and Sociology of Development, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University.
Recent publications: Citizenship: Theory, Discourse and Transnational Prospects (with Peter Kivisto, 2007), The Europeanization of National Immigration Policies (ed., with Andreas Ette, 2007), and The Volume and Dynamics of International Migration and Transnational Social Spaces (2000).
Claire HEalyClaire Healy
Research consultant at the Immigrant Council of Ireland and director of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies.
Recent publications: “Afro-Argentines and Argentine History” (AS, 3:1, 2006), and “’Foreigners of this Kind’: Chilean Refugees in Ireland, 1973-1990” (IMSLA, 4:4, 2006).
João PeixotoJoão Peixoto
Professor of Population and Developement at the School of Economics and Management Studies of the Technical University of Lisbon and senior reseacher at SOCIUS (Research Centre in Economic and Organizational Sociology).
Recent publications: “The social foundations of labour markets: the case of foreign immigration in Portugal” (in Networks, Trust and Social Capital, 2005), “Strong market and weak state: the case of foreign immigration in Portugal” (JEMS, 28:3, 2002) and A Mobilidade Internacional dos Quadros (1999).
Vladimír ŠpidlaVladimír Špidla
Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, European Commission.
Vladimír Špidla is a former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (2002), Chairman of the Czech Democratic Party (2001) and Minister of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic (1998).

Session III. Migration and Development

Sir Bob GeldofSir Bob Geldof
Bob Geldof was a member of Boomtown Rats until 1986, when he launched a solo career. From 1982, when he performed as a solo artist for Amnesty International, Geldof charity work includes the organisation of the Band Aid (1984) the Live Aid (1985) and The Live 8 concerts (2005). He was also a member of The Commission for Africa (2004).
Hein de HaasHein de Haas
Research officer at the International Migration Institute of the James Martin 21st Century School of the University of Oxford.
Recent publications: “Turning the tide? Why development will not stop migration” (D&C, 38:5, 2007), Engaging Diasporas: How Governments and development Agencies can Support Diasporas’ Involvement in Development of Origin Countries (2006), and “International migration, remittances and development: myths and facts” (TWQ, 26:8, 2005).
Pedro Lima
Pedro J.F. de Lima, Deputy Economic Advisor and Head of the Development Economics Unit at the European Investment Bank, in charge of country risk assessment for non-EU countries, design of financial sector strategies and overseeing of FEMIP’s activities in the area of workers remittances. Prior to joining the EIB, Pedro Lima worked as a senior economist with the OECD in Paris and the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, and was an Associate Professor of Economics at the Johns Hopkins University, USA.
Klaus RudischhauserKlaus Rudischhauser
Klaus Rudischhauser is Director at the Directorate-General Development and Relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific States. Klaus Rudischhauser joined the European Commission in 1989 and took up duty in the Directorate-General Environment. Subsequently he worked on assistance to the Newly Independent State and then was Head of Unit at the Directorate-General Personnel and Administration and the Directorate-General Energy and Transport where he was in charge of the Transeuropean Transport Networks.