18/05/2022 – UNU-MERIT/MGSoG Seminar – The displacement continuum: the relationship between internal displacement and cross-border movement

About the speaker: Chloe Sydney is a Researcher at the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). Much of her research has focused on the relationship between internal displacement and cross-border movements. She also supports research on internal displacement associated with slow-onset…

06/04/2022 – MGSoG/UNU-MERIT – “Shadowboxing: ‘minority policy’ and marginalization of race in the Dutch metropole”

In the latter decades of the 20th century, the Netherlands was forced to confront evidence of racist violence and discrimination within its European borders. Inspired by UK and US examples, Dutch law professors, advocates, and activists began working together to…

23/03/2022 – MGSoG/UNU-MERIT Seminar “Governance of Remittances and Migration”

The EU has been investing significantly in economic development in West Africa, however, the scope of this economic support often goes beyond the mere improvement of the region’s social and economic well-being, as the EU has been using its assistance…

09/02/2022 – MGSoG/UNU-MERIT Seminar: “Why don’t residence by investment programmes work?”

Investment migration programmes—which offer residence permits or citizenship in return for a financial transaction or passive investment—have become increasingly popular in high-income immigration destinations over the past 15 years. However, a running theme in evaluations of investor programmes has been…

26/01/2021 – MGSoG/UNU-MERIT Migration Seminar on “Reducing Mistreatment of Migrant Domestic Workers”

Dr. Toman Barsbai, University of Bristol Many migrant workers face exploitative working conditions, resulting from the highly asymmetric power relationship with their employers and their inability to enforce contracts. We test whether reframing the initial encounter between migrants and employers…

08/12/2021 – UNU-MERIT/MGSoG Seminar on Migration, Culture, and Identity: The Case of Egypt

Migration and its relationship to culture and identity are among the difficult and intertwined topics on which many are reluctant to write on them for several reasons, the most important of which is that being objective in such research is…

24/11/2021 – UNU-MERIT/MGSoG Migration Semiar “Moving stories: Refugees and vulnerable migrants in Central Africa”

While South-North migration tends to receive a lot of attention, forced migration within the Global South is seldom placed in the spotlight. This is despite the numbers: 85% of the world’s refugees find refuge in developing countries. In Africa, for…

17/11/2021 – UNU-MERIT/MGSoG Migration Semiar “Immigration and Welfare State Development in the Long Run”

Immigration and Welfare State Development in the Long Run Dr. Alexandre Afonso, Leiden University The relationship between immigration and the welfare state has been extensively studied in the political economy literature, looking notably at how immigration affects support for welfare,…

27/10/2021 – UNU-MERIT/MGSoG Migration Seminar “Controlling irregular migration: can a market for Temporary Foreign Work Permits help?”

Prof. Emmanuelle Auriol, Toulouse School of Economics “Controlling irregular migration: can a market for Temporary Foreign Work Permits help?” by Emmanuelle Auriol,  Alice Mesnard, and Tiffanie Perrault We model the supply of human smuggling services and the demand from workers…

13/10/2021 – MGSoG/UNU-MERIT Seminar: EU Enlargement and (Temporary) Migration: Effects on Labour Market Outcomes in Germany

Luisa Hammer , Freie Universität EU Eastern Enlargement elicited a rise in (temporary) labour market-oriented immigration to Germany starting in May 2011. Taking into account that not all immigrants stay permanently and that outmigration flows are selective, this paper classifies…