OCHR Webinar: ‘Migrants, Displaced People and the COVID Crisis’

OCHR Webinar: ‘Migrants, Displaced People and the COVID Crisis’

 On 4 September 2020, Prof. Melissa Siegel contributed to a live webinar organised by the Oxford Consortium for Human Rights (OCHR) entitled ‘Migrants, Displaced People and the COVID Crisis’. Prof. Siegel said that remittances are estimated to decrease by almost…

Successful Online PhD defence: Elaine Lebon-McGregor

Successful Online PhD defence: Elaine Lebon-McGregor

 On 5 October 2020, Elaine Lebon-McGregor successfully defended her PhD dissertation entitled ‘International Organizations and Global Migration Governance’. Rapid population growth, the advancement of technologies, war and conflicts, decolonisation, economic crises and other significant events have had implications for the…

MACIMIDE Co-Director Melissa Siegel and Katrin Marchand invited to GIZ webinar

MACIMIDE Co-Director Melissa Siegel and Katrin Marchand invited to GIZ webinar

 On 9 July 2020, Prof. Melissa Siegel and Dr. Katrin Marchand were invited to provide input in a webinar for the staff of the German Development Cooperation Office (GIZ) on ‘Remittances, their role for economic development and how they are affected by…

Migration Seminars

In conjunction with the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE), the Migration and Development research theme at UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance organises a series of migration-related seminars to provide a platform to discuss the research output…

Dr. Katie Kuschminder interviewed in Observant

An interview with Dr. Katie Kuschminder was published in Maastricht University’s independent newspaper Observant, on 11 March 2020 as part of a series on the dilemmas related to scientific integrity. The series is jointly run with Maastricht University’s Platform for…

Katie Kuschminder at the Migration Studies Delegation

In February 2020, Dr. Katie Kuschminder gave a keynote speech at the Migration Studies Delegation (Delmi) in Stockholm, Sweden, on “Return Migration and Reintegration”. The workshop included an international group of experts on return migration and reintegration from Europe. Dr. Kuschminder…

PhD Defence: Ayla Bonfiglio

On 20 February 2020, Ayla Bonfiglio successfully defended her PhD dissertation entitled “Student Migrant, Refugee or Both? Exploring Refugee Agency and Mobility through Tertiary Education in Kenya, South Africa and Uganda”. Tertiary education institutions in resettlement and asylum countries across…

Maastricht University Star Lecture: Prof. Melissa Siegel

On 6 February 2020, Prof. Melissa Siegel gave a lecture on the “Myths and misconceptions around migration” in Brussels as part of the sixth edition of Maastricht University’s Star Lecture Series. This year, 14 lectures took place simultaneously in different…

Visit to the Swiss Development Cooperation

On 9 January 2020, Prof. Melissa Siegel and Nava Hinrichs travelled to Bern, Switzerland to discuss past and future migration work with representatives of the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC). They gave a presentation about the research conducted by members of…