NoVaMigra International Summer School 2020, 14–18 September 2020
Due to recent circumstances, the summer school is postponed until 2021. We will inform all participants of further details as soon as possible.
The interdisciplinary course explores international, national and local responses to migration and refugee challenges in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The main focus will be on relations between Europe on the one hand, and the Middle East and Africa on the other. Building on an analysis of the construction and consequences of migration crises, we consider immigration and refugee policies as well as popular movements for or against migrants in different countries and contexts. We analyze the ways in which these policies and movements relate to ideas about human rights and sovereignty, state interests and the politics of global and regional governance. The course combines an overview of recent research on EU migration policy-making with an in-depth study of current conceptual and policy debates in selected European, Middle Eastern and African countries and cities. In doing so, the course also examines some of the important political reform pressures the world as a whole is facing with regard to the future of global migration governance.
The programme of the course is structured around four thematic axes:
• Migration control through international cooperation
• National migration policies: The role of the media and knowledge production
• Welcoming and rejecting migrants: The role of cities
• Global migration futures
Location: Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Organizers: Volker M. Heins and Laura Gerken (University of Duisburg-Essen and Max Planck
Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne)
For further information please contact Volker Heins (email@example.com).