UNU-GCM collaborates in hosting flagship migration conference in Barcelona

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2018•07•02    17:00 - 2018•07•04    18:00
    Barcelona, Spain

    The International Migration, Integration And Social Cohesion (IMISCOE) network is holding its 15th Annual Conference in Barcelona on the 2nd to the 4th July.

    The conference covers the theme Europe, Migrations and the Mediterranean: human mobilities and intercultural challenges and is organized by the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration at the department of political and social sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (GRITM-UPF) in Barcelona.

    The United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) is honored to be collaborating with IMISCOE and GRITIM-UPF by hosting the keynote speaker, Rainer Bauböck, Professor of Social and Political Theory at the European University Institute.

    In the keynote lecture, Professor Bauböck will explore the moral and political conundrums that result from indiscriminate migrant policies in the Mediterranean and debate a long-term perspective towards free movement. He will be introduced by UNU-GCM’s Director, Professor Parvati Nair.

    A presentation of the UNU-GCM’s latest research projects, objectives and achievements is taking place at a lunchtime side event, with all IMISCOE conference delegates invited to join.

    Dr. Valeria Bello, Senior Research Fellow at the UNU-GCM, is due to make three panel appearances, where she will be discussing how prejudice affects immigrants’ inclusion and integration, latest methodological trends in qualitative and conceptual research and, lastly, her current project, a qualitative comparative study of migrant reception centers in Italy.

    See below for further details of events led by UNU-GCM at the IMISCOE Annual Conference, including locations, timings and participants:

    Keynote lecture, 17:30 2 July 2018
    Rainer Baubock – Chair in social and political theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute in Florence.
    “Mare Nostrum? The Ethics and Politics of Migration in the Mediterranean”
    Introduced by Professor Parvati Nair, Director of UNU-GCM
    Held in the auditorium, room 30.S01. As this auditorium has limited capacity, streaming will be available at rooms 40.S02 and 40.002.

    Side event, 12:30 – 13:00 4 July 2018
    UNU-GCM Presentation
    Introduction to the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) cutting-edge research and knowledge on the socio-cultural aspects of migration and human mobility.
    Held in room 40.S02

    Session 23, 14.50 – 16:20 2 July 2018
    Panel: Being an Immigrant in Times of Backlash against Diversity
    Chairs: Antoine Bilodeau (Political Science, Concordia University) and Laurence Lessard-Philips (University of Birmingham)
    Antoine Bilodeau and Clayton Ma (Political Science, Concordia University) and Stephen White (Political Science, Carleton University)
    Laurence Lessard-Philips (University of Birmingham) and Silvia Galandini (Oxfam)
    M.Schioeler and M.R. Dahl (University of Copenhagen)
    Valeria Bello (United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility)
    Held in room 40.105

    Session 45, 9:00 – 10:30 3 July 2018
    Panel: Kick-of meeting Research Initiative Qualitative and Conceptual Research
    Organizers: Ricard Zapata-Barrero (GRITIM-UPF) and Evren Yalaz (GRITIM-UPF)
    Anna Triandafyllidou (EUI)
    Verena Wisthaler (Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies and Eurac Research)
    Karolina Barglowski (Technical University Dortmund)
    Valeria Bello (United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility)
    Eva Ostergaard-Nielsen (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
    Seda Aydin (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
    Jean-Thomas Arrighi (GRITIM-UPF)
    Ilse van Liempt (Utrecht University)
    Held in room 40.152

    Session 74, 15:20 – 16:50 3 July 2018
    Panel: Deconstructing the border and reception of asylum seekers in Italy.
    Chairs: Katie Kuschminder (Maastricht University) and Daniela DeBono (Malmö University)
    Daniela DeBono (Malmö University)
    Vanessa Grotti (European University Institute)
    Valeria Bello (United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility)
    Simon McMahon (Coventry University)
    Katie Kuschminder (Maastricht University UNU-Merit
and European University Institute)
    Held in room 40.150

    For more information about the IMISCOE Annual Conference, please visit: https://www.imiscoe.org/2018-imiscoe-annual-conference


    Pompeu Fabra University
    Plaça de la Mercè, 10
    08002 Barcelona