Public lectures “Understanding the EU’s asylum and immigration dilemmas”


The three lectures, organized by MEDAM researcher Esther Ademmer, address individual asylum and migration dilemmas that need to be addressed by the EU and its member states to develop comprehensive policy responses.

Monday, 08 July 2019

16:00 The origins of attitudes towards immigration: Exploring the formative role of early adulthood
The issue of immigration divides generations. How do these differentiations emerge? How does the political socialization of individuals born around the same time affect attitudes towards immigration? The lecture will discuss how this process of political socialization occurs in the specific issue of attitudes towards immigration as well as their implications for the understanding of attitudes towards immigration and political socialization more generally.

Guest lecturer: Anne-Marie Jeannet, Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the European University Institute (EUI)
Room: Paul Nortz Saal (Haus Weltclub), Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), Düsternbrooker Weg 148, 24105 Kiel

Monday, 15 July 2019

16:00 Migration and economic development: Does foreign aid affect the decision to migrate?
Does economic development in poor countries cause more migration, or less? What are the effects of economic development on emigration in the countries of origin? These seemingly simple questions are extremely important to the future of migration policy—especially in light of the recent “migration crises” as many donor countries seek ways to deter migration through the provision of development assistance. The lecture will address the migration-development nexus in a global context from the perspective of a country of origin.

Guest lecturer: Mauro Lanati, Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the European University Institute (EUI)
Room: Lecture Hall, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), Kiellinie 66, 24105 Kiel

Friday, 19 July 2019

12:00 The political economy of West African migration governance
What do we know about the interests, stakes, and stakeholders when it comes to governing migration in Africa? Despite increasing political attention to improve migration cooperation between the EU, its member states, and African countries, migration policy frameworks are fragmented and often lack local ownership—partially due to European dominance in setting the migration agenda. The seminar will present first insights from recent fieldwork in the Gambia, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal.

Guest lecturer: Franzisca Zanker, Arnold Bergstraesser Institut (ABI)
Room: Lecture Hall, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), Kiellinie 66, 24105 Kiel

The seminars are organized and hosted by MEDAM and the Kiel University’s Department of Political Science.

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