Winter School: Global Mobilities, Securities and Social Justice
The number of refugees and forced migrants in the world has increased by record numbers. Currently, one out of every 100 people has been forced to leave everything behind— either fleeing their homeland for an international destination or displaced within their own country. Over 25 million of them are refugees; the rest are internally displaced and stateless people.
The focus of this Winter School will more specifically lie on media implications, gender conflicts and technological challenges in the migration domain, with a particular interest in digital governance and the increasing role of the Global South. For example, the development of new social media platforms provides new means for migrants to communicate, negotiate their political lives, but these are also used as means of monitoring and data surveillance.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Existing theories: What theories have been used to analyze forced migration? How can they be critically reviewed?
- Students’ empirical work: participants will be asked to translate their findings from their own research and relate them to global debates of migration and forced migration issues.
- Refugee policies: what are the fundamental premises upon which refugee policies are based?
- Solutions: participants will be encouraged to think about new ways to resolve these problems. They will be asked to, for example, define and determine solution-based alternative programming pathways and synergies for GOs, academics and non-state actors.
The Winter School will be held from November 1 - 10, 2021 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.