IES Autumn Lecture Series: "Europe under threat? Security, migration and integration"


Summary

Europe under threat? Security, migration and integration


The overwhelming attention given to the threat of transnational terrorism in the last years has had an enormous impact on the phenomenon of migration, producing a new range of insecurities to European societies. The new threats to Europe seem to surpass the boundaries of the nation-state and yet are interconnected through processes of globalization.
No one state can manage the array of threats to its won security, nor can any one state manage the threats to the security of its neighbours both inside and outside Europe. Liberal democracies in Europe and around the world have struggled to address what is seen as new security challenges by linking anti terrorism measures to migration policy. Security has been globalized, and migration takes its place at the heart of the problem. Yet how accurate is this picture and how appropriate are these measures?

This lecture series, jointly organized by the Institute for European Studies (IES), Law, Science, Technology and Society Studies (LSTS) and the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) will explore the relationship between security and migration in the EU in this new era of increasing global displacement. It will provide new input, information, analysis and reflection on the relevant legal and policy frameworks surround migration in Europe. By focusing on the political and juridical dimensions of the migration question the series will contribute to understanding the complex interplay of global migration and European security measures taken in response to it.

Prominent experts, policy makers and opinion leaders will address these questions and series of lectures aimed at students, scholars, policy makers and the general public.

We look forward to your attendance and active participation in the lectures. Registration for the lectures is compulsory.



Programme
All the lectures take place on the campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels.

Wednesday 23 September 2009, aula D.2.01, 18:00 - 20:00
Schengen implementation and European immigration law

  • Cees Groenendijk, Radboud University Nijmegen
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Wednesday 30 September 2009, aula D.2.01, 18:00 - 20:00
The internal/external security continuum

  • Bigo Didier, King's College Londen
  • Angela Liberatore, European Commission

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Wednesday 7 October 2009, aula E.0.04, 18:00 - 20:00
Migration the new security technologies

  • Eddan Kataz, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Rene von Schomberg, European Commission

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Wednesday 14 October 2009, aula D.2.01, 18:00 - 20:00
EUROSUR: The ethical and legal challenges of European Border Control System

  • Julien Jeandesboz, Centre for International Studies and Research
  • Oliver Seiffarth, European Commission

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Wednesday 21 October 2009, aula D.2.01, 18:00 - 20:00
Anti-immigration strategies and European immigration law

  • Elspeth Guild, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Jorgen Carling, International Peace Research Institute Oslo

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Wednesday 28 October 2009, aula D.2.01, 18:00 - 20:00
Security, diversity and human rights

  • Tugba Basaran, Univeristy of Kent
  • Nicolas Berger, Amnesty International

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Wednesday 4 November 2009, aula D.2.01, 18:00 - 20:00
Citizenship and migration

  • Ayse Caglar, Central European University
  • Jef Huysmans, The Open University

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Wednesday 18 November 2009, aula E.0.04, 18:00 - 20:00
Migration, religion and secularism

  • La├»la Bokhari, Norwegian Institute for International Affairs
  • Jorgen S. Nielsen, University of Copenhagen

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Wednesday 25 November 2009, aula D.2.01, 18:00 - 20:00
European immigration policies between stemming and policing

  • Christian Joppke, American University of Paris
  • Virginie Guiraudon, Ceraps Lille Center for Politics

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Wednesday 2 December 2009, aula D.2.01, 18:00 - 20:00
Policing Schengen

  • Tony Bunyan, Statewatch
  • Monica den Boer, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Wednesday 9 December 2009, aula D.2.01, 18:00 - 20:00
Migration, refugee management and the new international criminality

  • Paul de Hert, Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Universiteit van Tilburg
  • Gus Hosein, London School of Economics and Political Science

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Wednesday 16 December 2009, aula D.2.01, 18:00 - 20:00
Is Europe under threat?

  • Emilio Mordini, Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship
  • Brad Evans, School of Politics & Int. Studies - University of Leeds
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