Guest Talks and Speaker Series


Guest Speaker: Estelle Miramond

March 10, 2017
State Repression and Police Raids in Paris’ “Refugee City”
Presentation of research regarding the discriminatory nature by which certain non-nationals are targeted by the police raids, and analysis of other repressive practices committed against vulnerable migrants by the French state.

Guest Speaker: Thibaut Jaulin

November 16, 2016
Geographies of External Voting: The Tunisian Elections Abroad Since the 2011 Uprising
Overview and critical discussion on the voting behaviour of Tunisians abroad and its greater implications.

Event: Facebook as a Sampling Tool in Migration Research

September 14, 2016
Come on out to this public talk from a visiting scholar and learn many key skills that you can use when conducting research! Mr. Pötzschke is a researcher from GESIS, Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim (Germany) and international collaborator…

Speaker Series: Camilla Hawthorne on Feminist Fieldwork Praxis and Adventures in (Mis)recognition in the Study of Black Italian Diasporic Politics

My doctoral research explores the diverse ways in which the children of African immigrants in Italy lay claim to Italianness in the seemingly paradoxical context of both the growing Italian citizenship reform movement and the ongoing southern European refugee crisis…

Speaker Series: Mariana Matthiesen on Selectivity in the Migration of Brazilian Qualified Professionals to Canada

Mariana’s talk takes stock of her empirical research in Canada. Mariana is pursuing MA studies in the Humanities and Social Science Program at Federal University of ABC, Brazil. Her research focuses on qualified Brazilian immigrants that come to Canada and…

Speaker Series: Patricia Ward on Migration Management and Human Security in the Age of Empires

Scholarship often cites the proliferation of the migration-security nexus as coinciding with “unprecedented” displacement, the effects of globalization, and “challenges” to nation-states’ borders in the post-Cold War era. However, the use of security jargon to justify migration…

Speaker Series: Teuntje Vosters on the history of NGOs and refugee policy in Europe

In 2015, Over 1 million asylum seekers sought protection in the EU. The ‘refugee crisis’ has led to Euro-scepticism and a normative quest for good governance in which civil society – of which Non-Governmental refugee Organisations (NGOs) are the…

Speaker Series: Kristina Pandek on Refugees and the Provision of Services in Croatia's Reception Centres

The European Union enlargement policy is a powerful tool being used to encourage certain policy implementation and the harmonization of EU standards and rules within countries that wish to become members. Looking at Croatia as a case study, what we…

Speaker Series: Calvin Ho on International Students and Retaining Talent in U.S. & Canada

Calvin presented on his dissertation project, which compares how international students in the US and Canada can become permanent residents of those countries, and how these immigration policies came to be. He came to Ottawa to do interviews with experts…

Speaker Series: Ajay Parasram on the State as Colonial Violence

This paper questions the “post”colonial moment by drawing attention to the violence central to transforming indigenous territory into colonial satellite states within 19th century British imperialism in particular. Drawing on insights from postcolonial and decolonial theory, as well as…

Speaker Series: Dr. Hans Dieter Laux on Population Change, Migration and Demographic Change in Germany and Europe

Demographic change and migration are arguably among the main challenges confronting European societies. This lecture will explore the consequences of population change and migration for regional development, and the labour and housing markets in Germany. Implications for Germany’s welfare system…