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The Contemporary Refugee Situation in a Global Perspective

07.10.2014 at 16:00

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The Contemporary Refugee Situation in a Global Perspective

The contemporary refugee situation has been a controversially discussed topic in Germany, especially due to recent events in Berlin (O-Platz, Ohlauerstr., Gürtelstr.) and because of an increasing number of refugees at the European borders. But the refugee situation in Europe can only be understood in a broader context. For this reason, the Department Foundations of Migration and Integration Research of the Berlin Institute for Empirical Research on Integration and Migration (BIM) and the Department of Diversity and Social Conflict (HU) invite academics from different backgrounds in order to be better informed about the global scale of the refugee situation. To consider the debate from different angles, topics that will be discussed range from refugee activism to border policies.

Participants:

Prof. Stephen Castles is a sociologist and political economist, and works on international migration dynamics, global governance, multiculturalism, transnationalism, migration and development, and regional migration trends. He holds a Research Chair in Sociology at the University of Sydney.

 Dr. J. Olaf Kleist is a member of the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), University Osnabrück and is co-founder of /Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung/, a Refugee Research Network. He currently holds a fellowship at the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), University of Oxford.

Dr. Stefanie Kron has been a visiting professor at the Department of Development Studies at the University of Vienna. She is specialized in migration studies, refugee studies, border studies, gender studies and social movements and has conducted research in different global contexts.

Dr. Serhat Karakayali is a member of the Department "Foundations of Migration and Integration Research" at the Berlin Institute for Empirical Research on Integration and Migration (BIM) and Assistant Professor at the Department for Diversity and Social Conflict, HU Berlin.

Chair: Gökce Yurdakul (HU Berlin, BIM)

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