Migration and Security Policy: African and EU Perspectives. Plenary session of the 17th Annual HiCN Workshop: Conflict, Migration, and Displacement

Veranstaltungsart
Plenary session of the 17th Annual HiCN Workshop

Ort/Datum
Online, 12.10.2021

Veranstalter

University of Göttingen, Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig). German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)


As governments worldwide associate the uncontrolled movement of refugees, migrants and displaced people as a threat to their nation’s sovereignty and security, migration and refugee politics are becoming increasingly securitized, emphasizing the need to protect the nation’s borders and to curb migration flows.

 

More inclusive refugee policies that foster refugee integration and freedom of movement seem to conflict with greater control. Security actors worry about the limits to oversee refugees’ activities in a setting without encampment policies and with further integration into national systems.  However, refugees, migrants, and internally displaced people can also improve state stability by strengthening the economy, military, diplomatic standing, and civic values.

 

This plenary session aims at critically discussing the complex interplay between migration and security in various African countries. Taking differential perspectives on this matter, the four speakers will shed light on how Afro-European relations in migration control, national security governance and international refugee policies interact.

 

Speakers

 

Moderator


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Veranstaltungsinformation

Datum / Uhr
12.10.2021 / 15:00 - 16:15

Ort

Online

Contact

Photo: Dr. Jana Kuhnt  Senior Researcher, Research programme “Transformation of Political (Dis-)order”

Dr. Jana Kuhnt

Senior Researcher

Research programme “Transformation of Political (Dis-)order

 

E-mail Jana.Kuhnt@die-gdi.de