Gatekeeping the Nation: Deportation at Finnish Borderscapes from the Cold War to Europeanisation
Time:Wednesday 12th October 2022, 12.00 – 13.00
Place: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31
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Are you interested in understanding how and why deportations have become a central tool of European migration control, despite its evident high cost and limited effectiveness? Are you interested in understanding these issues from a historical perspective?
If yes, please save the date for a presentation by Miika Tervonen.A detailed abstract will follow!
It will be great to know if you plan to join us using the registration link here. A light lunch will be served!
Welcome to IMER Bergen’s 25th anniversary celebration
2–4 November, 2022
International Migration and Ethnic Relations Research Unit (IMER Bergen) is delighted to welcome you to celebrate 25 years of engaging in outstanding research and dissemination within the field. The program awaits you with engaging topics and conversations, and contributions from both local and external researchers. The first day of the conference is dedicated to a PhD-relay* organized by the IMER junior scholar network, in which PhD candidates are invited to present their projects and receive feedback from experienced senior scholars in the field. On the second and third day of the event, we offer a varied program with panel debates and conversations about timely issues. Four esteemed keynote speakers from the Nordics will discuss research at the interface of migration studies and ethnic relations—from the importance of a temporal lens, the relationship between minorities and majorities, and the relevance of a critical political economy foundation for IMER research, to the politics of knowledge production in our field. Please register here before 23 September, 2022
Preliminary program Wednesday, 2 November: Pre-conference – IMER jr. PhD-relay Thursday, 3 November: 11.00-11.30: Registration (coffee and snacks) 11.30-12.00: Welcoming remarks (Rectorate, Global Challenges and IMER leader Kari Hagatun, Art exhibition/Marte Knag Fylkesnes**) 12.00-12.45: Celebrating 25 years of IMER research: A conversation with Mette Andersson, Hakan G. Sicakkan and Susanne Bygnes 12.45-13.45: Lunch 13.45-14.30:Keynote – Christine M. Jacobsen: The times of migration research: IMER Bergen and beyond 14.30-14.45: Break 14.45-15.45: Do we need to deexceptionalize migration in IMER research? A panel discussion with Synnøve Bendixsen, Heath Cabot, Marry-Anne Karlsen, Regine Paul and Cathrine Talleraas 15.45-16.00:Break (coffee and snacks) 16.00-16.45:Keynote – Mikkel Rytter: From integration to deportation: 25 years of migration research and the relationship between minorities and majorities — 19:30 Dinner
Friday, 4 November: 9.15-10.00: Keynote – Peo Hansen: Unlearning the “fiscal impact of migration”: Why IMER research needs a modern macroeconomic foundation 10.00-10.15: Break (coffee and snacks) 10.15-11.00: IMER jr. scholar network – ongoing PhD projects 11.00-11.15: Break 11.15–12.00: Keynote – Lena Näre: Categories without boundaries? Rethinking knowledge production in migration studies and ethnic relations 12.00-13.00: Lunch 13.00-14.00:The Janus face of the welfare state: What contradictory aims and roles should research on inclusion acknowledge? A roundtable discussion with Fungisai Puleng Gwanzura Ottemöller, Astrid Ouahyb Sundsbø and Marte Knag Fylkesnes. Introduction by Astrid Ouahyb Sundsbø. 14.00–14.15: Closing
09.00-09.15: Welcome and information about the network 09.15-10.00: Keynote by Prof. Willem Schinkel 10.00-10.15: Break 10.15-10.45: Q&A/Discussion with Prof. Willem Schinkel 10.45-11.00: Digital Coffee Break/Mingling in Breakout Rooms 11.00-11.45: Keynote by Nataliia Sokolovska 11.45-12.00: Break 12.00-12.30: Q&A/Discussion with Nataliia Sokolovska
About the national network: This is the launching seminar for the National network of junior scholars working with issues related to migration and intercultural relations. This network was initiated on the basis of activities organized by the IMER junior scholar network in Bergen.
The aim of the network is to build an inclusive and active platform where fellow junior scholars from different institutions in Norway can participate and expand academic discussions on relevant issues within the field. By organizing different events, the network aims to build a collaborative community that can encourage early career researchers to thrive within academia.
Please, join this email list to get news on the network’s future events.
Board members: Sara Toffanin (UiT) Malin Håland Kleppe (HVL/IMER jr. Bergen) Zahra Abbasi (UiO) Tommaso Rompianesi (UiB/IMER jr. Bergen) Veronica Øverlid (Carleton University (Ottawa), Canada) Zubia Willmann-Robleda (VID Specialized University)
For questions about the network and seminar, please contact:
Mayors, deputy mayors, councillors, and policy officers from members of the Intercultural Cities network have been invited to apply for the training course on “Communication and media training for mayors: promoting intercultural narratives in difficult times” which will take place on 27-28 October 2022 in Strasbourg, France.
Migration and diversity are key parts of the public debate in Europe on culture, social cohesion, and identity. These topics stir emotions and attract political controversy with equal measure, presenting those who see strength in the inclusive and intercultural future of cities with unique challenges.
Communicating the positive vision of intercultural cities, while strengthening community trust and promoting solidarity, requires a media skill-set that combines engaging, optimistic, and timely messaging.
This two-day course aims to provide the participants with the tools, techniques, and confidence to carry out effective media interviews (TV, radio or print) regardless of the media scenario or the circumstances. Participants will also learn how to promote effective messages, narratives, and stories about intercultural integration, thereby helping to create and promote the very best of intercultural cities around the world. The training will also cover good practices from other cities and techniques on how to deal with potential backlash and hate speech.
IMER Bergen is delighted to welcome you to celebrate 25 years of outstanding research and dissemination within the fields of migration and ethnic relations.
The conference program awaits you with engaging topics and activities.
The first day is dedicated to a PhD-relay organized by our IMER junior scholar network.
On the second and third day, we offer panel debates and conversations about timely issues. Four esteemed keynote speakers from the Nordics will discuss research at the interface of migration studies and ethnic relations.