Prague: Summer School on Migration and Development
This one-week summer course is organized by the Geographical Migration Center (GEOMIGRACE) – a research institute affiliated with Charles University in Prague – with the support of the International Migration Research Network (IMISCOE).
Scholars and practitioners from international and non-governmental organizations from various countries will participate in the summer school while giving lectures and/or facilitating seminars, workshops and round tables. These will focus on migration, integration and development issues, taking into account the broader political, economic, socio-cultural, demographic and geographical contexts.
The course will welcome the following lecturers:
Marie Price, Department of Geography, George Washington University, USA.
Brenda Yeoh, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore.
Tanja Bastia, The Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester, UK.
The program will include the following expert lectures:
- Forced migration and development – Fatima El Diasty, Senior Protection Cluster Coordinator/UNHCR Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Migration and Gender – Petra Ezzeddine, Department of General Anthropology and Department of Gender Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
- Migration and refugee policies in Mexico and Latin America – Luciana Gandini, Institute of Legal Studies of the National Autonomous University of Mexico
- Venezuelan migration to North America – Berti Olino, Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
- Migration and demography – Tomáš Sobotka, Wittgenstein Global Center for Demography and Human Capital, Vienna, Austria
- Inclusivity as a prerequisite for integration – Michal Vašečka, International School of Liberal Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia
- The realities of irregular migration from Africa – Eric Opoku Ware, Sahara Hustlers Association, Ghana
- Transnationalism and Diaspora – Eva Janská, Faculty of Science, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czechia
- Migration and development – Josef Novotný, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czechia
- Theories, realities and myths of migration – Dušan Drbohlav, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czechia
- Ethnicity, migration and media stereotypes – Salim Murad, New York University Prague, Czechia.
- Sustainable Development Goals and Migration – Jan Schroth, migration policy expert and consultant for the OECD, Prague, Czechia
Other experts will present specific examples of migration and development projects around the world. Particular attention will be given to migration as a cross-cutting issue under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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Source of the image: Geographical center of migrations – GEOMIGRACE