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Migration Seminar Fall Series 2010

The Migration Industry:
Brokers, Buses and the Business of International Mobility 

Seminar with Ninna Nyberg Sørensen and Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, Danish Institute for International Studies, and Rubén Hernández-Leon from University of Calinfornia, Los Angeles.

Tuesday 7 September 14:00-16:00

“Still Alive”: Youth, violence and survival in (post-)conflict Guatemala.

Seminar with Ninna Nyberg Sørensen, Danish Institute for International Studies, and Film Maker Mischa Prince.

Tuesday 12 October 14:00-16:30

Political asylum in the 21st century

Seminar with Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, Danish Institute for International Studies, and Carol Bohmer, Dartmoth College.
Tuesday 19 October 2010, 14:00-16:30

Clandestine – Documenting undocumented African transit migration.

Seminar with Nauja Kleist, Danish Institute for Internation Studies, and Christian Vium, University of Copenhagen.
Tuesday 30 November 14:00-16:00

Revisiting the migration-security debate and transnationalist approaches

Seminar with Rens Van Munster and Finn Stepputat, Danish Institute for International Studies, and Dr. Riina Isotola, University of Helsinki.

Tuesday 14 December 14:00-16:00


For more information on the seminars, see the Migration website.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Further information about the seminars, venue and registration will be announced on the website approximately 3-4 weeks in advance.

Migration seminar series 2010

Spring 2010

This DIIS Migration seminar series revisited the shift and the new interest that African states show in their citizens abroad (diasporas), as well as presenting new perspectives on the rescue industry and female migrants. Guest speakers: Dr. Ben Page and Laura Augustín.

Migration seminar series 2009:


Fall 2009: Migration in the Time of Crisis

This DIIS Migration seminar fall series revisits migration in the light of the current global crisis. Over the last 5-10 years it has generally been assumed that international migration contributes to social and economic development in migrant sending countries in the developing world. Research and policy work have focused attention to migrant remittances, transfer of social capital through skills acquisition, and organizational practices in Home Town Associations as drivers of local development.  Theory and policy have been based on growth: growing numbers of migrants, growing remittances, strengthening of social networks between migrant destinations and origins, etcetera. However, the current global financial crisis is questioning several basic assumptions.  

Spring 2009: Revisiting the Migration-Development Nexus: visions, challenges and prospects

This DIIS Migration seminar series revisited the migration-development nexus. Based on cutting-edge research and ongoing policy involvement, the seminars presented current policy developments as well as migrant responses and practices, questioning common sense assumptions and presented new perspectives.


Updated: 18/11/10