Migration Matters is a non-profit organisation that was founded in January 2016 by Julia Karmo, Sophia Burton, Kelly Miller, and Elina Ribakova in response to media coverage about the so-called refugee crisis. Our team has since grown to include Bernadette Klausberger and Julian van Dieken, two of the creators behind one of the 50 most popular Massive Open Online Courses of all time: The Future of Storytelling.

We are awardees of grants from The London School of Economics and Advocate Europe and a 1st place winner of the 2017 Migration Media Award from the International Centre for Migration Policy Development.

Our mission is to empower the public to have more nuanced and evidence-based conversations about migration. We produce bite-sized video courses that complicate commonly held preconceptions with original ideas, research, and solutions-oriented perspectives from leading thinkers in the field: researchers, practitioners, as well as migrants and refugees themselves.

Help us change the debate around migration by informing your family and friends about Migration Matters, sharing our videos, and contributing your questions and ideas for future course topics to team@migrationmatters.me. Let’s #rethinkmigration together.




Original thinkers on migration who offer evidence-based and nuanced ideas based off of your questions and concerns.

Meet some of the star lecturers who will be part of Migration Matters. Our promise? You will understand migration better in as little as five minutes a day.

Help us bring our first module to life by supporting our donations campaign on:

Many thanks to Katy Long for her early support, 19 Princelet Street, Jon Hughes (http://www.shootme.camera/) and all our contributors and supporters!

Posted by MigrationMatters on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Our lecturers include:

Dr. Ruben Andersson, University of Oxford
Prof. Dr. Naika Foroutan, Berlin Institute on Integration and Migration Research & Humboldt University
Dr. Myria Georgiou, London School of Economics
Dr. Suzi Hall, London School of Economics
Dr. Dominik Hangartner, London School of Economics
Prof. Dr. Hein de Haas, University of Amsterdam
Dr. Chandran Kukathas, London School of Economics
Dr. Katy Long, Stanford University
Dr. Alan Manning, London School of Economics
Dr. Nassim Majidi, Samuel Hall
Susie Symes, 19 Princelet Street