PhD Course: Philosophies of Migration

Lægaard, S. (Taler)

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Centre for the Study of Equality and Multiculturalism (CESEM) invites PhD students to attend a 3 day PhD Course in Political Philosophy at CESEM on Philosophies of Migration: European Policies, to be held 26-28 September 2011 at CESEM, University of Copenhagen. As the emigration following the recent developments in North Africa has illustrated, European efforts to manage and control migration flows have come to occupy a contested position in the European public debate. The re-territorialisation of Europe and its neighbouring regions through non-arrival measures such as visa policies, carrier sanctions, readmission agreements, Frontex-operations and deportations of asylum seekers through the Dublin system has brought to the foreground a number of substantial normative and political issues. Philosophies of Migration: European Policies positions these and other issues in relation to debates concerning the legitimacy of border control, migrant rights to exit and enter countries, communal rights to exclude migrants, the scope of universal freedom as well as national and global responsibility for migrants and European populations. Featuring keynote speeches from internationally renowned capacities such as Matthew Gibney (University of Oxford), Jonathan Seglow (University of London) and Christopher Bertram (University of Bristol), and academic supervision by Sune Lægaard (University of Roskilde) and Nils Holtug (University of Copenhagen), the course offers a unique opportunity for PhD students to engage in the normative and political issues arising in connection with European border and migration policies, as well as migration issues more generally. Keynote-papers as well as classical texts on migration and morality will be circulated before the course begins. Participants are encouraged to send papers, which will be responded to by designated opponents as well as CESEM academic staff. Participants will receive 2,3 ECTS-points for attending the course and 3,8 ECTS-points if they also give a paper. Philosophies of Migration: European Policies is open for a limited amount of participants who can attend free of charge. Participants must, however, cover expenses related to travel and accommodation themselves. Electronic registration formular can be obtained here: Programme Day 1 10-12 Classical texts on migration and morality (Sune Lægaard/Nils Holtug) 12-13 Lunch 13-15.30 Keynote: Jonathan Seglow: Just Borders 16-18.30 Keynote: Matthew Gibney: The Ethics of Deportation Dinner Day 2 10-12 Classical texts on migration and morality (Sune Lægaard/Nils Holtug) 12-13 Lunch 13-15.30 Keynote: Christopher Bertram: Liberalism, coercion and the right to exclude 16-18.30 PhD paper presentations. (Sune Lægaard/Nils Holtug) Day 3 9-12 PhD paper presentations (Sune Lægaard/Nils Holtug) 13-15.30 PhD paper presentations (Sune Lægaard/Nils Holtug) 15.30-16.00 End of PhD Course.
Periode26 sep. 2011 - 28 sep. 2011
PlaceringKøbenhavn, Danmark


  • migration