The Master address issues that currently rank highly on the global agenda - and need expertise on transnational, transcultural and transdisciplinary level. Migration and mobility, flight, displacement and refuge - globally and (supra)nationally discussed primarily on a policy level - touch decisive dimensions in economic and social development, demography, international relations, political theory and cultural cooperation, to name some, not all of the key areas. Sustainable answers bridging the interests of nation states (incl. their welfare systems and labour markets) with human rights, democratic values and globality have yet to be found. Research on intercultural relations and intercultural communication is closely linked to these questions and frequently key to the understanding of problems and conflict.
4 Semesters, 120 ECTS, Germany, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Uganda and Sudan.
For further information see: http://www.emmir.org/
26/10/2011, Frankfurt (Oder)
Protection of the Individual under International Law in times of peace and war - L.L.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Start: Fall and Spring Semester
For further information see: http://www.rewi.europa-uni.de/de/studium/master/ihl/index.html
Der Masterstudiengang Migration und Diversität beleuchtet Chancen und Probleme von Migrationsprozessen und gesellschaftlicher Diversität mit einem besonderen Schwerpunkt auf die Situation in Deutschland. Dies geschieht sowohl auf der gesamtgesellschaftlichen Ebene als auch durch Untersuchung von einzelnen Institutionen (Schule, Verbände usw.). Hier wird auch die Frage nach unterschiedlichen Identitäten in den Blick genommen.
Mehr Informationen unter: http://www.zsb.uni-kiel.de/infoblaetter/migration-und-diversitaet-ma.pdf
This international conference is divided into three parts which trace the question of causes, consequences and forms of appearance of climate migration/flight as well as controversial approaches to a solution of the complex interrelation between climate and flight/migration.
For further information see: http://network-migration.org/doks/rethinking_migration_eng_111013.pdf
This conference is Bringing Migration and History into the Equation: Re-Imagining Nationhood and Belonging will address the intersection of migration, identity formation and belonging from comparative and historical perspectives. The emphasis will be on the intersection of history, politics and commemorative practices/strategies.
Location: Jewish Museum Berlin
For further information see: http://www.network-migration.org/workshop2011/ws_2011_cfp
The themes of this year’s annual conference of the Association of European Migration Institutions will be "History Matters" and "Digital Migration". Over time migration history has thrown light upon the challenges that migrants have experienced facing with realities of a completely different culture in another country. How can we use this experience when it comes to immigration in today’s world?
For more information see: http://www.aemi.dk/publications/AEMI%20-%20Final-II.pdf?page=191
This film festival was the first in Germany to be dedicated to the subject of human rights. It is a leading forum for outstanding feature films, documentaries and animated productions, which have human rights as their main focus.
For more information see: http://www.filmfestival-der-menschenrechte.de/en/topmenu/home-en.html
Following the annual meetings in Edinburgh (2007), Bayreuth (2008), Johannesburg (2009) and Basel (2010), the 2011 conference addresses a broad range of perspectives on African borders, focusing, however, on cross-border circulation and on migration and mobility in and through African borderlands. The conference foresees the participation of around 50 scholars, presenting papers. Each panel is coordinated by ABORNE members, who will select papers that best match the overall conference theme – Borders and Migration/Mobility – and the specific theme of the panel, as well as the importance and role of borders.
For more information please click here: http://www.imi.ox.ac.uk/announcements
Submission deadline: 21th January 2011
Continuing the migration platform for the discussion and exchange of good practices, this special international symposium focusing on at-risk groups (e.g young and female workers) will seek to highlight the working conditions, safety and well-being of migrant workers in the EU. The symposium will consider these issues in the context of growing labour demands across all relevant sectors, in order to reconstruct more effective initiatives for the integration and inclusion of the European migrant working population.
For further information see: http://publicpolicyexchange.co.uk/events/BI21-PPE2.php
Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, the Project LAS (Literacy Acquisition in Schools) analyzed in the timeframe of 4 years the acquisition of language and writing the context of migration and multilingualism in different schools in Germany and Turkey.
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The 5th edition of International Summer School "Migrants, Human Rights and Democracy" aims to debate on migrants' representation on media. The Summer School offers some specific workshops and round tables on submitted papers or case studies concerning: Migrants stereotype on media; Depiction of Cultural Differences; Race and Migration in the Community Media; Media, Migration and Religion; Refugees-Migrants' Religion in the Digital Age
For further information see: http://www.scienzeformazione.unipa.it/doc/289/summer_school_2011.pdf
In recent years there has been a growing academic and practical interest in human rights and the issue of genocide, with an increasing concern in how genocide might be prevented or halted. The Master of Arts in Human Rights and Genocide Studies is concerned directly with these major issues of our time.
3 Semesters, cooperation with Collegium Civitas Warsaw, Poland; Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany; Kingston University, London, United Kingdom.
For further information see: http://www.humanrightsandgenocidestudies.eu/
08/09/2011–09/09/2011, University of Warsaw
This annual prize will be awarded to the best dissertation in the field of migration, integration and social cohesion in Europe. All academic disciplines are equally eligible. The prize is 2,500 euro. There will also be an opportunity to have the dissertation published in the IMISCOE-Amsterdam University Press Research series, subject to the manuscript’s review by the IMISCOE Editorial Committee. Interested applicants whose dissertations were defended during the 24-month period before the deadline for submission of 31 January 2011 are eligible to apply for the prize.
For more information see: http://www.imiscoe.org/images/documents/award2011.pdf
The main theme of the 8th Annual Conference is Dynamics of European Migration Space: Economy, Politics and Development, with a focus on the impact of migration upon development in the new EU member states and their direct Southern and Eastern neighbours.
For more information see: http://www.imiscoeconferences.org/
Berlin, like other major cities in Europe, has a diverse population with different national and cultural backgrounds. The official city marketing campaign proudly advertises Berlin as home to 198 nationalities. However, when it comes to political participation rights of non-German longterm residents, Berlin falls behind its metropolitan neighbours. Thus, around 460 000 non-national residents, or 13 % of Berlin's population, are excluded from the upcoming regional parliamentary election in September 2011.
This course addresses all persons who wish to acquire a special knowledge in immigration and asylum law, such as civil servants, advocates or persons working for NGOs, and in particular researchers, PhD students and other students, who frequently confront the complex legal dimension of immigration and asylum in their work or studies. The aim of the programme is to provide its participants with an in-depth understanding of the legal rules on immigration and asylum adopted by the European Union. Courses take place at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and are organized in three terms, each with 12 hours of working sessions spread over two weeks.
For more information see: http://www.ulb.ac.be/assoc/odysseus/Certificate11.html
The Master Programme in Human Rights Practice is an international programme organised by a consortium of three universities; Roehampton University, University of Tromso and the University of Gothenburg. It is mainly designed for students who want to take up careers in human rights work in civil society organisations, governments and the public sector and business.
For further information see: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/admissions/erasmusmundus/index.html
Summer School for Policy makers and practitioners involved with humanitarian assistance and policy making for forced migrants and researchers specialising in the study of forced migration.
The summer school offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration. It aims to enable people working with refugees and other forced migrants to reflect critically on the forces and institutions that dominate the world of the displaced.
The summer school aims to foster a culture of the reflective practitioner while also practising and developing skills useful in the workplace. The course takes an active learning approach to the transfer of knowledge. Participants engage in reflection– analysis–synthesis–teamwork, via critical engagement with lectures, readings, case studies, interactive exercises and the sharing of insights and experiences. Each participant is allocated to a tutor group, sometimes working in these small groups, at other times in larger groups.
For more information see: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/events/study/international-summer-school
The aim of the Summer School is to provide its participants with a comprehensive understanding of the immigration and asylum policy of the European Union from a legal point of view. The classes which are of legal character tackle the most recent developments in the field. The latest work by the European Commission, the Council and Parliament are integrated into the teaching, thanks in particular to the participation of European officials as lecturers at the summer school.
For more information see: http://www.ulb.ac.be/assoc/odysseus/Summer2011UK.html
Chaired by: Niamh Reilly, National University of Ireland, IE
This conference will examine the nexus of religion, gender, identity, human rights and politics with a particular focus on Europe and the EU. It will fill a gap in current literature on religion, politics and society, which tends to ignore or treat as secondary the gendered dimensions of these developments. Toward this end, the conference seeks to advance knowledge and understanding, and to build a coherent research network.
For more information please click here:http://www.esf.org/activities/esf-conferences/details/2011/confdetail352.html
Deadline for application: 29th March 2011
16/06/2011–18/06/2011, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt
Migration is a central aspect of modern societies, with recent political and social challenges often linked to the subject of migration in public debate. In doing so, migration is primarily discussed as a cultural problem, for instance, in current debates on “integration”, parallel societies” or the “ban on minaret construction” in western societies. Hence, the meaning of culture and cultural differences are mainly discussed in relation to controversies in the migration context.
Within the framework of the conference, the area of conflict, inherent to the notion of culture and its basic concepts, regarding the context of migration should be discussed against the background of current theoretical debates and empirical findings. Proposals in the following subject areas are welcomed: -Current theoretical debates (including multiculturalism, interculturality, diversity) -Mechanisms of exclusion (including neo-racism, neo-assimilationism, intrinsic and extrinsic ethnicization) -Cultural negotiation processes in border areas -Forms of resistance (including politics of identity, subculture) -Cultural phenomena in the everyday world -Media representations of migration -Cultures of recollection
For more information see: http://www.ph-kaernten.ac.at/fileadmin/_forschung/CFP_IRM_Konferenz_2011_E_100910_1_.pdf
This two-day forum wants to promote human rights in the public agenda by giving the different players (Politics, IGOs, NGOs, Business, Media, Academia, Science ...) a forum where they can meet and discuss current human rights issues together. For this purpose, various formats of discourse, dialog, and exchange will enable contact and fruitful exchange between the groups. There will be a variety of disciplinary workshops to choose from.
For more information see: http://www.ihrf.phz.ch/en/8th-ihrf-2011/
The purpose of the workshop organized by the Amsterdam School of Economics at the University of Amsterdam is to bring together scholars working on the dynamic effects of immigration on economic growth and to stimulate others to turn to these long term issues of immigration. The leading questions are: What empirical evidence do we have on the effects of immigration on economic growth? Is growth only promoted by high-skilled immigrants or can low-skilled immigrants also make a contribution? If we can identify immigrants who contribute to economic growth, can we then also identify successful policies to stimulate such immigration?
For more information see: http://www.ase.uva.nl/immigration-growth/home.cfm
Climate change, demographics, migration, nationalism, secularism, religious radicalism and their impact on the future of Europe: What should societies and individuals do now?
For more information see: http://www.qvinstitute.org/index.php?id=398
Key themes in this series will include the processes and impact of migration, the formation and characteristics of diasporas and the role of states in fostering political integration and citizenship. The books will be theoretically innovative, comparative and multi-disciplinary, bringing to students and other scholars the most illuminating research in the field. The series is being edited by Robin Cohen, Director of the International Migration Institute, University of Oxford and Zig Layton-Henry, Professor at the University of Warwick. The first book titled “The Migration-Development Nexus. A Transnational Perspective” edited by Thomas Faist, Margit Fauser and Peter Kivisto was released in April 2011.
For more information see: http://www.imi.ox.ac.uk/news/robin-cohen-to-edit-new-palgrave-series
March 28 - April 29 2011. Intensive week: 11/04/2011 – 15/04/2011, Norrköping This course provides an introduction to research methods in social sciences as applied in studies on ethnic relations, diversity, discrimination, racism, social inclusion/exclusion and migration. The aim is to develop a critical approach to research methods and to explore solutions to some of the major methodological dilemmas. General information: • The courses are offered to postgraduate students (PhD or MA). • Courses comprise 5 weeks of full-time work for 7,5 ECTS. Students spend one intensive week at REMESO, at Linköping University, Campus Norrköping. Courses are ususally examined by a paper assignment. • Post-graduate students with a permanent residence outside Sweden may apply for a travel grant.
For more information see: http://www.isv.liu.se/remeso/remeso-graduate-school?l=en
NORFACE Research Programme on Migration and Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) are jointly organising a large interdisciplinary conference on migration from 6th - 9th April 2011. This academic conference will be embedded in a week long event - "UCL Migration Week", organised by CReAM and UCL Grand Challenges Programme. This week will feature a series of events related to migration, such as Exhibitions, Lectures, Discussions and Film screenings. In addition there will be a Policy Podium, where high level practitioners, politicians and policy media representatives will discuss migration related issues. We welcome scholars from economics, sociology, psychology, demography, anthropology, development studies, and other disciplines with an interest in the migration cycle, to submit innovative papers on any aspect related to migration and in particular on: forms of population movement and mobility, effects of migration on receiving and sending countries, migrants’ experience in host countries, and attitudes of residents of receiving countries to immigration.
For more information see: http://www.norface-migration.org/sites/index.php?site=3&page=1
In the last decades, an exponential increase in international mobility has led to an unprecedented proliferation of dual citizenship, as a joint result of multiple interactions between individual life strategies, state citizenship policies, and inter-states relationships. In this context, the workshop aims to study comparatively – in time and space – the evolution of dual citizenship in Northern Africa and the Balkans. The two regions share several common geopolitical, historical, and demographic features, which set them apart as interrelated and particularly interesting case studies regarding dual citizenship.
The workshop will bring together researchers working on countries in the two regions or on dual citizenship at international level, from different disciplines and academic backgrounds, most importantly history, legal studies, political science, international relations, sociology and anthropology. On the basis of case-study research or thematic historical overviews, we propose to engage in intra-regional and inter-regional comparisons. Participants to the workshop will try to identify similarities and differences in the evolution of dual citizenship in the two regions, analyze common demographic and legal-political entanglements and transfers (either bilateral, or in relation to the wider Mediterranean world or other historical regions, such as Western Europe) and—on this basis—derive general conclusions about policies and practices of dual citizenship in Northern Africa and the Balkans, and their political, demographic, and socio-cultural impact at regional and global levels.
The Handbook on European Non-Discrimination Law, published jointly by the Fundamental Rights Agency and the European Court of Human Rights, is the first comprehensive guide to European non-discrimination law. It is based on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice. It covers: the context and background to European non-discrimination law (including the UN human rights treaties), discrimination categories and defences, the scope of the law (including who is protected) and the grounds protected, such as sex, disability, age, race and nationality.
This unique learning and qualification opportunity for people working in the fields of human rights education, historical education and remembrance is being offered for the third time. The academy is primarily targeted at project managers and educators in the named fields from Europe and Israel. The total number of participants is limited to 20.
- Demonstrate and discuss possibilities for the connection of historical education with human rights education
- Further qualify participants for the development of corresponding project ideas and educational offerings
- Examine different national perspectives on the remembrance of National Socialism (effects and consequences) as well as human rights violations (past and present)
- Learning from history – learning for human rights?!
- What is human rights education with historical perspectives?
- Ideology, mechanisms and legacies of discrimination and exclusion
- Perspectives on human rights at historical locations
For more information please click here: http://www.stiftung-evz.de/w/files//flyer_evz_academy.pdf
Application Deadline: January 10, 2011
The conference deals with the situation of (highly) skilled migrants and their participatiob in labour an society. Differnt modes of (highly) skilled migration, including various ways of migration as well as different groups of migrants are to be considered.
1. (Highly) skilled migration at the intersection of migration and gender studies; 2. Family- related migration of (highly) skilled; 3. (Highly) Skilled migration as new type of labour migration and the transformation labour; 4. The role of the state and international organizations in the establishment of markets; 5. mobility of scientists
For more information please click here: www.hochqualifizierte-migrantinnen.de/conference.html
The Human Rights International Film Festival was created on the understanding of two basic premises. The audiovisual tool is the most efficient to raise the awareness of the largest common denominator on Human Rights and to defending Human Rights across the world starts first, here for us in France.
The FIFDH has been, for the last 7 years, with over 80 projections, the most important cultural manifestation on the theme of Human Rights in France. Each year, we offer directors the world over the opportunity to present their work and to meet the public. From over 500 films that have been watched each year, we retain close to thirty works of which the majority will be shown as avant-première. We also invite those who work and think directly about human rights on a daily basis.
For more information click here: http://www.festival-droitsdelhomme.org/paris/
One World is the largest and most important human rights film festival in Europe and is firmly established as one of premier cultural and media events in the Czech Republic. One World presents films from all around the globe and seeks to promote the best quality documentary filmmaking on social and political issues.
One World was awarded UNESCO special mention for its contribution to human rights and
The program of the festival not only includes the highest quality documentary films that were completed in the previous year and received awards at prestigious international festivals, but also investigative and activist films which draw attention to the most serious problems and violations of human rights peace education.
For more information click here: http://www.oneworld.cz/ow/festival/
Jan. 17 - Feb. 18. Intensive week: 31/01/2011 – 04/02/2011, Norrköping This course focuses on the major theoretical debates in the fields of ethnicity, nationalism and multiculturalism. Setting out from explorations of key theoretical concepts students go on to examine these concepts’ employment in everyday discourse, policy, popular movements and institutional practice. In the course, students also engage with the challenges of applying various theoretical interventions and concepts in empirical studies.
For more information see: http://www.isv.liu.se/remeso/remeso-graduate-school?l=en
Refugees lie at the heart of world politics. The causes and consequences of, and responses to, human displacement are intertwined with many of the core concerns of International Relations. Yet, scholars of International Relations have generally bypassed the study of refugees, and Forced Migration Studies has generally bypassed insights from International Relations. This volume, edited by Alexander Betts and Gil Loescher - both scholars from the University of Oxford - therefore represents an attempt to bridge the divide between these disciplines, and to place refugees within the mainstream of International Relations.
The joint research group “Migration and Social Inequality” of the Hans-Boeckler Foundation and the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) is organizing its first international conference on integration. We invite young researchers to engage in an exchange over one or more of the following – or related – topics:
I.ntegration vs. Assimilation: is this discussion leading anywhere? The Meaning of family and friendship N.etworks within the life course, within T.ransitions and for the E.ducational performance of the first, second and third immigrant G.eneration. R.eturn migration as a longtime goal, a reaction to negative A.ttribution by others or simply as an option in a T.ransnationalised world in which mobility, flexibility and multiple I.dentities are no longer the exception of a few but the reality of many. Which role do migrant O.rganizations, multinational companies and institutions play in this and how do they shape N.egotiations of culture, institutions and identities?
For more information please see: http://www.bigsss-bremen.de/about-us/network/boecklergroup/integration/
spring semester of 2011 (February-May)
In the spring semester of 2011 (February-May) the University of Copenhagen offers Islam and Muslims in the Modern World as a one semester Master Class taught in English by international experts. Islam and Muslims in the Modern World is a multi-disciplinary Master Class for students on M.A. or PhD level and was offered for the first time in the spring of 2009 with great success. The Master Class is an educational programme within the framework of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) and is offered to students of the University of Copenhagen, the Australian National University, the National University of Singapore, Peking University and students from other IARU partners. The programme offers a unique opportunity for students to participate in a course on a high level and in an international atmosphere. Through seminars, lectures, guest-lectures, visits to relevant libraries and collections as well as field trips the students gain insights into the many dimensions of Islam and Muslims in the modern world and get a possibility through discussions and presentations to develop their analytical skills.
For more information see: http://internationalmasterclass.tors.ku.dk/
The migration phenomenon in the world is becoming more intricate and dynamic. The Mexican case is not the exception. Historically, Mexico, has been characterized for being a country of origin, and in a least manner, a place of destiny for migrants. Nevertheless, in the last decades we have witnessed how many migrants transit through our national territory, with the purpose of reaching north. In this sense, the actual migratory dynamic requires integral governmental responses and actions at all its administration levels.
With the purpose to promote and foster the analysis and study of migration issues, in higher education institutions, foreign and Mexican, that converge in proposals that contribute to increase the quality of life of the people that for different reasons live abroad their countries of origin, the Secretary of Public Education (SEP), the National Council of Population (CONAPO), the National Migration Institute (INM), the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME), and the National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions (ANUIES).
The thesis central topic has to analyze or compare the Mexican migration phenomenon, in any of its three dimensions: emission, reception or transit of migrants. A political, economic, demographic, anthropologic, social or cultural perspective of the migration phenomenon may be studied –with a clear and unbiased argument, as well as analytical and methodological rigor– as long as the hypothesis of the document is directly related with the Mexican dynamic:
For more information see: http://www.conapo.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=443&Itemid=428
Duration of project: January 2010 – June 2011
The European project 'Multicultural Europe in the Media' is a partnership project of Multicultural Center Prague. The project aims to improve media presentation of migration and minority issues. It is also focused on NGOs dealing with migration to improve their presentation in the media. Activities of the project • Research on existing media and integration projects at national level • National training for journalists and NGOs • Round tables • International conference
For more information see: http://www.migrationonline.cz/e-library/?x=2223571