MIGPROSP TEAM MEMBER IN CHILE

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Diego Acosta (MIGPROSP co-investigator) visited Chile between March 17 and 25 for presenting his research on comparative migration law in South America to a number of audiences including the Universiy of Chile, the Catholic University, the Alberto Hurtado University and the Jesuit Service for Migrants. He also had various meetings with government officials, international organizations and NGOs for discussing the new project for a migration law in the country. His presentation at the University of Chile is available on youtube here.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH DR MARTIN RUHS

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On Thursday 22, we held a roundtable discussion with Dr Martin Ruhs, associated professor in Political Economy at Oxford University as our keynote speaker. Dr Ruhs presented his paper “Labour immigration policies in high-income countries: Variations across political regimes and varieties of capitalism”, followed by a discussion of the paper by Dr Genevieve LeBaron, Senior Lecturer in Politics, which triggered a stimulating dialogue with a multidisciplinary audience from Sociological Studies, Urban Studies and Planning, Politics, and members of the civil society.

Dr Ruhs’s talk was preceded by a presentation by members of the MIGPROSP team. Prof Andrew Geddes introduced the MIGPROSP project, highlighting the changing and dynamic character of international migration as a research topic. Dr Marcia Vera offered an overview of the most recent findings about migration governance in South America, and our MIGPROSP doctoral students Luca Lixi, Laura Foley, and Andrea Pettrachin, presented their PhD research.

Thanks very much to those who made it yesterday.

SOLD

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On March 07th, 2017, MIGPROSP PhD Researcher Michaela Bruckmayer was invited by Childreach International to participate in a panel discussion on child victims of human trafficking. The discussion was preceded by a showing of the film SOLD, which features the harrowing story of 13-year-old Lakshmi who is trafficked from Nepal to India and forced into prostitution. The film is based on a novel by Patricia McCormick and is shown at 12 different locations in the UK in order to raise awareness of Childreach International’s #thaughtnottrafficked campaign. The objective of the campaign is to prevent children from becoming victims of human trafficking by encouraging them to complete their education. Michaela contributed to the discussion with her expertise in children and migration, including trafficking, and her understandings of the governance of particularly vulnerable migrants.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: MIGRATION AND THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

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To mark the tenth anniversary of the European Research Council, the MIGPROSP project will be hosting a round table discussion followed by keynote speech by Dr Martin Ruhs (University of Oxford) on migration and the future of global governance.

Date: 22 March 2017. Location: Lecture Theatre 1, Elmfield Building, Northumberland Road, Sheffield S10 2TU.

All welcome.

TALKING MIGRATION: WHO IS WELCOME IN LATIN AMERICA?

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MIGPROSP Research Associate Dr Marcia Vera Espinoza appears in the latest episode of the Talking Migration podcast, discussing refugees and migration in Latin America with host Dr Clara Sandelind and Esteban Sanchez Botero. How would a US wall at the Mexican border affect immigrants in the US from Latin America, as well as immigration within Latin America? And what about Latin American countries themselves: how welcoming are they to refugees and migrants, and who is welcomed?

CFP CLOSED: CONFERENCE “THE DYNAMICS OF REGIONAL MIGRATION GOVERNANCE”

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Conference: The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance

25-26 May 2017, European University Institute, Florence

The Migration Policy Centre and the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield are pleased to host the Conference ‘Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance’ that will be held on 25-26 May 2017 at the European University Institute in Florence. The conference is linked to the MIGPROSP project.

The conference will gather renowned academics and policy makers in migration and it will examine the dynamics of migration governance at regional level with a focus on inter-state and transnational dynamics of cooperation. The conference is interested in the varying ways in which cooperation on aspects of migration has been included within diverse regional settings. This could include employment, family and study-based migration, as well as international flows of displaced people.

Call for abstracts is now closed.

Conference organiser: Professor Andrew Geddes

More information about dates, venue, attendance and conference program, here.

MIGPROSP TEAM MEMBER PRESENTS RESEARCH ON REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT IN CHILE

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Earlier this month MIGPROSP Research Associate Dr Marcia Vera Espinoza gave a talk at the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. The seminar was organised by the director of the Observatory of Inequalities, Dr Cristián Doñas. In the seminar, Marcia presented part of her research in refugee resettlement in Latin America. You can read about the event here (text in Spanish). To read an interview with Marcia about the process of data collection and see some pictures of the talk, click here (in Spanish).

Photo: @ICSO and @UDP

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CFP: THE DYNAMICS OF REGIONAL MIGRATION GOVERNANCE

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Workshop call for abstracts: The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance

25-26 May 2017, European University Institute, Florence

The Migration Policy Centre at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute and the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield invites submissions for the workshop ‘Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance’. The workshop is linked to the MIGPROSP project.

The workshop will examine the dynamics of migration governance at regional level with a focus on inter-state and transnational dynamics of cooperation. The workshop is interested in the varying ways in which cooperation on aspects of migration has been included within diverse regional settings. This could include employment, family and study-based migration, as well as international flows of displaced people. We welcome submissions that consider both the formal dimensions of migration governance evident in rules-based forms of cooperation as well as more informal processes of information sharing, consultation and learning within regional settings. We understand regional governance in its broadest sense to encompass an array of different forms and types. We would particularly encourage submissions that explore the regional governance of migration in non-European/EU settings or that develop comparative analysis of regional migration governance.

Format: The final format of the workshop will depend on the number of participants. Authors of accepted papers may be asked to act as discussants.

Submission: The deadline for submissions is 18 January 2017. To submit a paper, please complete the form at: https://goo.gl/forms/knly0CrW7DKXQnmo1

Authors chosen to present papers will be notified by 24 February 2017 with a registration deadline for presenters of 17 March 2017.

Workshop organizer: Andrew Geddes