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Lecture series (Ringvorlesung) of the master program International Migration and Intercultural Relations (IMIB), winter term 2022/23

Migration policy and refugee reception in a (trans-)local context

Organisation: Maria Consuelo Flores Rojas, mfloresrojas@uni-osnabrueck.de
start: 24.10.2022
on mondays 16:15–17:45 hrs
digital or hybrid

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Public debate on World Refugee Day, 20 June 2022

20 June marks World Refugee Day! Wars and violent conflicts, persecution, poverty, climate change and many other issues contribute to people having to leave their regions of origin and seek safety elsewhere. To reflect on new and protracted issues, eight institutions partner for a roundtable discussion entitled Refugees beyond the headlines: Navigating emerging and protracted challenges in 2022. Date: 20 June 2022, 4-5.30 pm (CEST.

The discussion is chaired by Dr. Jasmin Lilian Diab, IMS at the Lebanese American University. Ulrike Krause takes part for IMIS of Osnabrück University and FFVT. Further research institutions include Refugee Law Initiative, University of London; Institute of Law, Politics and Development, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies; Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Brown University; Center for Immigrant, Refugee and Global Health, City University of New York; Centre for Lebanese Studies, Lebanese American University; and International Labour Organization. Further information / access to the discussion: https://t.co/SiWf1yx98X

"18 years master IMIB: study migration?!" Graduation ceremony on June 24, 2022

On June 24, 2022 at 4 p.m., the graduation ceremony of the Master's program "International Migration and Intercultural Relations" (IMIB) will take place in the auditorium of the Osnabrueck castle. After a break due to the conora pandemic, three years of IMIB graduates will be bid farewell in a festive atmosphere. The event can be followed via livestream [link].
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FFVT on point: Forced Migration in and out of Ukraine – some (lesser known) facets

As a result of the war in the Donbas in 2014 and increasingly since the direct Russian attack on Ukraine in February 2022, five million people are fleeing - both within the country and out of Ukraine. FFVT on point takes a closer look at this flight movement and asks how this heterogeneous group is composed, where the people are taking themselves to safety and which reception and support structures are emerging and becoming active here alongside those of the receiving states and international organisations. FVVT on point thus focuses on aspects that have not been the focus of previous media and academic analysis of the refugee situation in order to present a more differentiated picture of the flight to and from Ukraine.
We look forward to the expertise of Dr. Viktoriya Sereda, UCU Lviv / IKK Jena; Prof. Dr. Jannis Panagiotidis, RECET Universität Wien; Dr. Franck Düvell, FFVT, IMIS, Universität Osnabrück

Organisation: Marcel Berlinghoff
Time and Date: 4. April 2022, 5-6:30 pm (CEST), online (Zoom)

Further Information and Registration.

Ringvorlesung des Masterstudiengangs Internationale Migration und Interkulturelle Beziehungen (IMIB) im WiSe 2021/22

Bedeutungen reflexiver Migrationsforschung

Organisation: Maria Consuelo Flores Rojas, mfloresrojas@uni-osnabrueck.de
Beginn: 19.10.2021
Zeit: dienstags oder donnerstags, 12:15–13:45 Uhr
Ort: Universität Osnabrück, Seminarstraße 20, Gebäude 15 (EW), Raum E16

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Refugees: Integration, Harmonisation, Solidarity, Hospitality or what?
Philosophies, Policies and Practices in Turkey and Germany

FFVT-TurkMiS-Conference

26. November 2021, Istanbul

Organizer: Franck Duvell (IMIS, Osnabruck University), Ali Zafer Sagiroglu (GPM, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University) and Thilo Moeller and Esme Bayar (both GIZ).

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Labeling and the Management of Displacement – Current Research on ‘Displaced Persons’ and ‘Heimatlose Ausländer’ in the Aftermath of World War II

5th Conference of the Displaced Persons Research Network

28-30 October 2021

IMIS / Department of History, Osnabrück University

Organisation: Linda Ennen-Lange, Lukas Hennies, Dr. Sebastian Huhn, Dr. Sebastian Musch, Prof. Dr. Christoph Rass (IMIS)

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Kultur und Migration. Wie reagieren Kulturinstitutionen und Kulturpolitik auf den gesellschaftlichen Wandel durch Migration?

Abschlusskonferenz des IMIS-Forschungsprojekts "Kulturproduktion in der Migrationsgesellschaft" (KultMIX)

17./18. Juni 2021

Organisation: Jens Schneider (IMIS)

Kultur und Kultureinrichtungen spielen eine zentrale Rolle in der Bedeutungsproduktion einer Gesellschaft. Insbesondere die großen öffentlichen Kulturinstitutionen „kanonisieren“ Themen, Perspektiven und Formen der Darstellung und des Sprechens darüber. Der Wandel Deutschlands zu einer „Migrationsgesellschaft“, in der Migration und ihre Wirkungen zunehmend sichtbar werden und einen Einfluss nehmen darauf, wie Demokratie und Teilhabe, Identitäten und Citizenship verstanden bzw. debattiert werden, gehört zu den zentralen Themen, zu denen sich Kulturinstitutionen, aber auch die Kulturpolitik aktuell verhalten und positionieren müssen. Das gilt in diesem Fall aber nicht nur für das Sprechen darüber, sondern auch die Strukturen und die Akteur:innen selbst: Wer spricht oder darf sprechen? Welche und wessen Geschichten werden erzählt und somit sichtbar gemacht?

Auf einer digitalen Konferenz präsentiert das vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung geförderte Forschungsprojekt "Kulturproduktion in der Migrationsgesellschaft (KultMIX)" einige seiner Ergebnisse und bringt sie in einen Dialog mit Akteur:innen der kulturellen und kulturpolitischen Praxis.

Die Tagung findet online statt. Bitte melden Sie sich an per E-Mail an: marcpaul@uos.de. Sie bekommen dann kurz vor der Konferenz den Link zur Einwahl.

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Arrival Neighbourhoods in European Cities from the late 19th to the early 21st Century

Interdisciplinary Workshop

24/25 Feb 2021

Organizer: David Templin (IMIS)

In this interdisciplinary workshop we want to shed light on and critically discuss the potential of the conception of “arrival neighbourhoods” for the analysis of urban spaces between the late 19th and the early 21st century. Which analytical value, which new perspectives does the conception offer compared with other concepts and approaches such as those of the “ethnic colony”? How can we distinguish “arrival neighbourhoods” from other urban quarters? Which factors play a role in the emergence of such neighbourhoods – and which are responsible for their disappearance or transformation? And which social, cultural, political and economic developments do we have to investigate in order to understand the character and the transformation of these quarters?

For registration, please send an email to david.templin@uni-osnabrueck.de by 21 February. The number of participants is limited.

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Online Lecture Series: Global Perspectives on Forced Migration

Winter term 2020/21
Organizers: IMIS and Zentrum für Demokratie und Friedensforschung, Osnabrück University
Ulrike Krause and Nadine Segadlo (IMIS)

Referees:
Prof. Dr. Alexander Betts, Oxford University
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Olivius, Umeå University
Dr. Michael Owiso, Maseno University
Prof. Dr. Timothy Williams, Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich.

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Virtual conference: “The Moral Economies of Knowledge Production on Migration: Conflicts, Values, Positionalities"

2-4 December 2020

Organized by the interdisciplinary Research Group “The Production of Knowledge on Migration” (IMIS)

The conference approaches the interconnection between the production of knowledge and migration by placing a particular emphasis on the struggles that centre on peoples’ mobilities and their ‘correct’ quantification, categorization, and interpretation. Conflicts about migration and its effects as well as the struggles of migrants themselves often lay bare not only the different experiences and socioeconomic situations of the many actors involved but also their conflicting worldviews and value systems. In order to make such conflicts intelligible, participants apply the notion of moral economies as it has been discussed in different disciplines recently.

Conference website: https://www.knowledge-migration.uni-osnabrueck.de/

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Online Lecture Series: Global Perspectives on Forced Migration

Winter term 2020/21
Organizers: IMIS and Zentrum für Demokratie und Friedensforschung, Osnabrück University
Ulrike Krause and Nadine Segadlo (IMIS)

Referees:
Prof. Dr. Alexander Betts, Oxford University
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Olivius, Umeå University
Dr. Michael Owiso, Maseno University
Prof. Dr. Timothy Williams, Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich.

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Online Panel Debate

1 October 2020, 17:00-18:30 (CEST), online

Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer (FFVT)

About the Non/Sense of Distinguishing between Migrants and Refugees – a Debate

In policy and public, it is often taken for granted to distinguish between migrants and refugees. However, researchers and practitioners tend to find that matters in the field are more intricate, reject a simple dichotomy, and struggle to assign clear labels to the opalescent realities.

In this panel debate, we aim to shed light on the diverse legal, scholarly and discursive practices and carve out lines of controversies to better understand the reasoning behind the different approaches. We have invited three distinguished guests from different disciplines, namely em. Prof Roger Zetter at the Refugee Studies Centre at University of Oxford, Prof Heaven Crawley, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University and Dr Dana Schmalz, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg/Berlin.

The debate is hosted by the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies at Osnabrück University (IMIS) and part of the FFVT-Workshop Series. It will be held online via Zoom Webinar. For registration, please send an email to ffvt@uos.de including name, affiliation and email address by 28 September.

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