In a risky world the global poor are now expected to embrace uncertainty as a fitness test of their adaptability and resilience.
This seminar examines the rejection of earlier modernist understandings of the catastrophic event as an ‘accident’ originating outside society, in favour of seeing such events as directly linked to how the human and natural worlds work and interact.
05-04-2013 | Registration closed! - Intimate Migrations ─ Marriage, Sex Work and Kinship in Transnational Migrations
Intimate migrations may involve all forms of mobility motivated by or implying sexual and emotional intimacy, spanning what has been coined marriage migration, sex work migration, queer migration, sex tourism as well as mobilities involving transactional sex and love.
Over the last few decades, a host of new commercial opportunities have emerged that capitalize both on the migrants’ desires to migrate and the struggle by governments to manage migration.
07-11-2012 | Africa and the Responsibility to Protect
In recent years, international responses to complex crises in the Global South have been influenced by two distinct trends
30-10-2012 | Rescuing Migrants in Libya: The Political Economy of State Responses to Migration Crisis – The Case of Ghana
When war broke out in Libya in 2011, an estimated 1.5 million labour migrants in the country were affected.
More than 1.5 billion people are living in situations characterized by chronic fragility, violence and instability, and this figure is set to rise.
11-10-2012 | Migration and Development: Buzz or Begone? Readdressing the migration-development nexus and policies
The migration and development nexus has been variously described as unsettled and, later, as ‘‘hype’’ or a panacea for development.
10-10-2012 | Concepts of peace-building in Burundi and Rwanda: Security & Development vs. Freedom & Democracy
Two neighboring countries, Rwanda and Burundi, are going through radically different processes of peace-building. What characterizes the two processes?
27-09-2012 | Migration Policy Responses after the Arab Spring
Since the outbreak of popular uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, the Arab Spring has been connected to political concerns over its impact on human migration and refugee flows.
16-05-2012 | Is Today’s Humanitarian Aid Sector Fit for Purpose? Seven Things I Wish I Had Known Ten Years Ago
The past decade has brought profound changes to the world of humanitarian aid.
Gennem 2000’erne har Danmark på linje med andre europæiske lande og EU politisk anerkendt behovet for tiltrækning af kvalificeret arbejdskraft og har meldt sig på banen i den globale konkurrence om ønskede migranter.
09-05-2012 | Critical Peace and Conflict Studies
What does critical peace and conflict studies look like today, and where are they going?
29-03-2012 | Women and Resilience – Surviving Armed Conflict
Armed conflicts can have considerable and disproportionate impact on women, as they can suffer specific risks and confront specific vulnerabilities because of their gender.
The international operation in the Helmand province in Afghanistan has been one of the testing grounds for the use of development aid in the context of open armed conflict or ‘hot stabilization’.
03-02-2012 | Dansk bistand og sikkerhed
Internationale debatter har de seneste år peget på, hvordan både udviklingsbistand og nødhjælp i stigende grad er blevet betragtet som et sikkerhedspolitisk instrument.
This migration seminar will focus on Dominican deportees. The 1996 U.S. Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act has led to the forcible deportation of tens of thousands of Dominicans from the United States.
29-11-2011 | Spaces of Deportability and Protection: A Global and Local View on Migration, Deportation and Anti-Deportation Movements
This seminar focuses on three different cases of migration and the politics of deportation
Historically, migrants have regarded West Africa as a sub-region of free movement.
Undocumented migration to Europe and the US has turned into an increasingly dangerous enterprise in which an unknown number of migrants die on the high sea, in the desert, or at the hands of drug cartels and others who take advantage of the migrant’s vulnerable situation.
06-10-2011 | “The Lesser Evil”? Policy Logics and Practices of Removal and Detention in the Euro-Mediterranean Area
The arrival of more than 45,000 African boat migrants and asylum seekers in Italy this year has caused much public and political attention in Europe.
21-09-2011 | Registration closed! - The Deportation Regime: Migration “Illegality” and Danish Return Operations
During the last two decades, expulsion of irregular migrants and rejected asylum seekers has become an increasingly widespread practice and policy priority.
Philippine au pair migration to Denmark and Norway has increased considerably during the last decade, in spite of the Philippine ban on au pairing to Europe.
26-05-2011 | Registration closed! - 2011 Nordic Asylum Law Conference - The State of International Refugee Law, EU Harmonization and the Nordic legacy
The phenomenon of rapid and uncontrolled urbanisation in developing countries is increasingly threatening the well-being and the development opportunities of millions of city dwellers.
29-04-2011 | Film og forskning
Forskningens Døgn. Vi viser film om Liberia efter borgerkrigen; demokratisering i Benin; lokal adgang til vand i Zambia, Vietnam og Nicaragua; politiets arbejde mod menneskehandel og prostitution; og danske børn i nazistisk koncentrationslejr
What happens when 100,000 people are put in a camp for years and years?
Almost a decade has followed since the issue of migration and development surged the international development agenda and gained substantial attention among both policy makers and academics.
17-12-2010 | Governing the Dead
Within international studies, the dead would seem to make up an exotic but marginal subject of research and policy analysis.
This seminar will discuss past, present and future approaches to studies of the migration-security nexus.
In recent years, the images of young Africans in ramshackle boats on the Spanish or Italian shores have reached the European public.
19-10-2010 | Political Asylum in the 21st Century
Few issues have remained as politicized as asylum in the past few decades.
Still Alive is a documentary that follows the lives of former gang members in Guatemala over a five-year period as they join an art collective amidst a climate of intense violence, displacement and a conflict rooted in a 36-year long civil war.
11-10-2010 | Grænser for solidaritet
I bogen Grænser for solidaritet giver 11 bidragydere historiske og aktuelle vinkler på indvandrerpolitik i Danmark og Europa.
DIIS’s migration unit has invited Rubén Hernández-Leon from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) to present an analysis with regard to migration to the United States.
28-05-2010 | Regional Integration: The Case of North America
In contrast to Europe, where balance and coalition interests have marked the process of regional integration, North American integration has been dominated by a ‘natural hegemon’ since its early stages.
Launch of a new research network entitled “The Migration Industry and Markets for Managing Migration”, which aims at developing new concepts and theories for the study of international migration.
03-05-2010 | Sovereignty, Territory and Emerging Geopolitics
The neat division of the world into sovereign, territorial states is still the norm that underpins international order, and unilateral attempts to change existing borders are sanctioned resolutely. But the past decades have increasingly eroded the degree to which the link between territory, citizenship and sovereignty can be taken for granted as the natural state of affairs
Not many decades ago, citizens who left their motherland due to conflict, political disagreement or in search of a brighter future were considered traitors by their compatriots and the state.
20-11-2009 | Remittances, Migration and the Financial Crisis
One of the most direct ways in which migrants and refugees influence their countries of origin is through the sending of remittances. On a global scale, remittances exceed overseas development assistance and equal foreign direct investments.
Europa-Huset inviterer til seminar og debat mandag d. 9. november, kl. 10.00, under overskriften "Hvordan håndterer EU flygtninge- og indvandringspresset op Europa?".
Over the last 5-10 years, it has generally been assumed that international migration contributes to social and economic development in migrant sending countries in the developing world.
18-05-2009 | Bringing Culture Back in: Social Remittances and Local Practices in the Migration-Development Nexus
At this seminar, two of the leading scholars in transnational migration, Peggy Levitt and Ninna Nyberg Sørensen, challenge the mainstream perception of migration and development, arguing that culture must be brought back in, and a transnational social field perspective must be applied.
24-04-2009 | Civil-militær samtænkning. De næste fem år?
På baggrund af danske og internationale erfaringer fra de sidste fem år vil seminaret gøre status og kigge fremad for at diskutere hvordan den danske civil-militære indsats kan udvikles.
Diaspora organizations are often praised as central development actors, perceived to bridge the gap between foreign donors and the local population.
02-03-2009 | From Brain Drain to Brain Gain? Sending Country Perspectives on Skilled Migration and Development
Highly skilled migration from developing to Western countries is often conceptualised as brain drain and as detrimental for development. However, recent research and policy development challenges mainstream assumptions of brain drain, insisting that skilled migration is a more complex phenomenon.
Sovereignty Games (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) offers a new conceptual framework for analysing how states and other actors instrumentalize claims to legal and political authority.
10-12-2008 | Migration and Climate Change
Climate change will force people to flee – current estimates of the number of displaced range from 25 million to one billion by the year 2050. DIIS seminar discusses the topic of climate change and displacement.
05-12-2008 | DIIS research seminar: Late modernity, International Society and the Idea of Humanitarian Space
Hvorfor høres forskernes stemmer sjældent? Hvordan bliver feltarbejde til en god historie i primetime? Og hvilke dilemmaer og muligheder rejser dokumentarfilm som medie? På seminaret vil antropolog Sine Plambech og filminstruktør Janus Metz vise deres nye film Fra Thy til Thailand, som er opfølger til den prisbelønnede dokumentar Fra Thailand til Thy, der blev vist på DR1 i januar 2008.
07-11-2008 | Who are the Fighters in Colombia? FARC, Armed Conflict, Social Movements and the Left in Colombia
Who are the FARC, and what do they want? What is their relation to Colombian social movements and leftish political parties? Do they represent a broader constituency? Antonio Navarro Wolff, Governor of the Department of Nariño, Colombia and himself a former rebel, will answers these and other questions. This seminar will be held in Spanish.
Since the turn of the millennium, the issue of migration and development has regained substantial attention among both practitioners and researchers. Some even refer to this as the migration-development mantra.
26-06-2008 | Udenrigspolitiske udfordringer i det 21. århundrede
Udenrigsminister Per Stig Møller debatterer det 21. århundredes udenrigs- og sikkerhedspolitiske udfordringer med et panel af fire yngre forskere, samt forskere og studerende blandt publikum
04-06-2008 | Khat – Innocuous Herbal High or Dangerous Drug? New Challenges for International Drug Control in the 21st Century
Khat – the plant-based, amphetamine-like stimulant, which has transformed from a regional luxury into a global commodity – provides a rare opportunity for studying a cash crop across the market chain and can provide an alternative approach to resolving existing problems of drug control. With Axel Klein of the University of Kent
21-02-2008 | Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration of Combatants: The Magic Bullet for Peace and Stability?
A seminar with Irma Specht on the challenges in connection with reintegrating former combatants to civilian life.
21-11-2007 | South African Trans-National Activities and Changing Forms of Belonging: New Perspectives on African Migration
A seminar with Loren B. Landau and France Bourgouin on different aspects of migration to the city of Johannesburg – Southern Africa’s economic and financial hub
05-09-2007 | Codevelopment and citizenship: The mobilization of migrants in Spain around development in their countries of origin
Visiting senior researcher at DIIS, Eva Østergaard-Nielsen will present her paper on the mobilization of migrants in Spain around development in their countries of origin
This DIIS seminar presents and discusses remittances and explores their potential for development and poverty alleviation.
15-05-2007 | Trafficking Reconsidered: New Perspectives on Migration, Forced Labor and Anti-trafficking Programmes
Trafficking in humans is a topic of serious concern to policy makers, NGOs, trade unions and academics alike.
This DIIS seminar aims to debate dilemmas and tensions between policy ideals and migrant practices.
A seminar under the Migration Thursday series ‘Europe’s New Migration Challenges’ with Jorrit Rijpma and Alexander Betts
A seminar under the Migration Thursday series ‘Europe’s New Migration Challenges’ with Christina Boswell and Jørgen Carling
A seminar under the Migration Thursday series ‘Europe’s New Migration Challenges’ with Ruud Koopmans, Ulf Hedetoft and Adrian Favell
05-10-2006 | Migration and Labour Markets in the New Europe
A seminar in the 'Migration Thursday' series with Adrian Favell and Philip Muus