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International Conference on Refugee Policies and Refugee Movements

Friday, February 16, 2018

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Bunche Hall, Room 10383

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Lunch will be served at 12 PM *Please RSVP to Molly Fee (

9:45 AM:  Introductory remarks: Gail Kligman; Roger Waldinger

10 AM-12 PM:  Session 1:

Hans Lucht, Danish Institute for International Studies, “Migrant Underworlds. Travels in Hyporeality”

Nando Sigona, Department of Social Policy, Sociology, and Criminology, University of Birmingham (UK): “’We must stop this carnage’: The politics of death and mourning in the production of Europe’s ‘migration crisis’”

12-1 PM: Lunch

1-3 PM:  Session 2:

Rita Chahal, Executive Director, Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council; Karen Montgomery-Gibbes, Assistant Director, Reception, Education and Community Services, MIIC: “Power and Politics in the Face of Humanity: Leaving the US for Asylum in Canada”

3-3:30 PM: Break

3:30-5:30 PM: Session 3

Claire Higgins, Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, University of new South Wales (Australia): 'How Italy's Humanitarian Corridors have created pathways to protection in Europe' 

David FitzGerald, Department of Sociology, UCSD: “Sovereignty vs. Protection: State Efforts to Deflect and Deter Refugees”

Sponsor(s): Center for Study of International Migration, Canadian Studies Program, Center for European and Russian Studies, Luskin Endowment for Thought Leadership

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