Daily Archives: Thursday, February 11, 2016

The economic data that tells us there is no reason to worry about refugees

Seminar with Tamara Last on migrant deaths at EU borders, 1-2pm, 22 February 2016

Seminar with Tamara Last on migrant deaths at EU borders, 1-2pm, 22 February 2016

Please join Border Criminologies for a seminar with Tamara Last (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) entitled ‘Counting and Accounting for Migrant Deaths along the Southern External Borders of the EU.’

When: Monday, 22 February 2016, 1-2pm

Where: Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, University of Oxford, OX1 3UQ

Abstract: The Deaths at the Borders Database is the first compilation of official, state-produced data about people who have died attempting to cross the Southern external borders of the EU and whose bodies were recovered in, or brought to, European soil. The information has been gathered primarily from death certificates registered in the civil registries of municipalities in Spain, Gibraltar, Italy, Malta, and Greece, that border non-EU countries. Previously, the only data available on ‘border deaths’ was sourced from news media. The Database has revealed two significant findings: Firstly, that the majority of migrants whose bodies are found remain unidentified by the local authorities responsible for their bodies. Secondly, that, with further analysis, the data could reveal trends in migrant mortality that may be used to evaluate the effect of different trends in migration and border policy. In addition to outlining these two preliminary findings, this presentation will discuss the research and methodology behind the Database, and the challenges faced in using the Database to investigate the relationship between migrant mortality and European migration and border policies.

About the speaker: Tamara Last is currently researching a PhD on the relationship between migrant mortality and European migration and border policies as part of the Human Costs of Border Control project at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She has compiled a database of persons whose bodies were found in Spain, Gibraltar, Italy, Malta, or Greece, having died crossing the southern external borders of the EU. Prior to starting her PhD research, Tamara completed an MSc in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, and specialized in migration, human rights, and international law during her Bachelors in Law at the University of Warwick. Tamara has previously worked with the Centre for Migration Studies at the University of Ghana (on the Migrating Out of Poverty project), the UN Research Institute for Social Development (on regional governance of migrants’ rights), and IOM-Nederland (on the development activities of Ethiopian and Ghanaian diaspora communities in the Netherlands).

All are welcome to attend. Sandwiches and refreshments will be provided.

Refugee Law Initiative Book Launch: Seeking Asylum in the European Union

You are warmly invited to a panel discussion and a wine reception to launch a new volume, Seeking Asylum in the European Union: Selected Protection Issues Raised by the Second Phase of the Common European Asylum System (Brill 2015), published in the RLI International Refugee Law book series.

Against the backdrop of the ‘refugee crisis’ and amid questions surrounding the suitability – and indeed future – of the Common European Asylum System, this panel event provides an opportunity to assess the ‘second phase’ of the Common European Asylum System and look to the future of European cooperation on asylum.

– Keynote: Professor Hélène Lambert

– Chair: Professor Vincent Chetail 

– Discussants: Dr Céline Bauloz, Meltem Ineli-Ciger, Dr Sarah Singer and Dr Vladislava Stoyanova

– Friday 19 February 2016, 1800-2000

– Senate Room, Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU

The event is free. To guarantee your place please register at http://bit.ly/1EGRX2I.

Event: SCMR-JEMS 3rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE March 16th, 2016 migration and diversity: a dialogue across disciplines

SCMR-JEMS 3rd ANNUAL CONFERENCE March 16th, 2016
migration and diversity: a dialogue across disciplines
host: Sussex Centre for Migration Research
@ Chichester 1 lecture theatre,
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Programme:

Welcome lunch 11.50-12.50

Paul Statham, director SCMR & Editor JEMS, Introduction 1–1.10

Roger Waldinger, UCLA, California. A cross border perspective on migration. Beyond the transnationalism / assimilation debate. 1.10-1.55

Jørgen Carling, PRIO, Oslo. Comment on Roger Waldinger. 1.55-2.05

Public Q&A 2.05-2.45

 Coffee Break 2.45-3

Brenda Yeoh, National University of Singapore. Reflections on Diversity in SE Asia. 3-3.40

Magdalena Nowicka, Humboldt University, Berlin. Migrant spaces, shared values and negotiated meanings. 3.40-4.20

Alexander Betts, University of Oxford, Refugees Studies Centre. Reflections on the refugee ‘crisis’. 4.20-5.00

Elaine Chase, UCL, London. The shifting contours of ‘precarity’. The wellbeing of former unaccompanied migrant children in UK   5-5.40

Drinks Reception to close and celebrate Sussex Mahidol Migration Partnership between SCMR and Institute of Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand 5.40-6.30

All Welcome, Attendance free, but for catering purposes please register at http://scmrjems2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Call for Papers: Syrian Academics in Exile

Daily News and Updates on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies 02/11/2016

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Daily News and Updates from ReliefWeb 02/11/2016

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