Maastricht Migration Lecture Series (postponed)
Five years after the so-called ‘refugee crisis’ reached the European continent, the topic is still widely debated. Media, politics and the public discuss intensive ways to deal with incoming migrants and to prevent migration in the future. However, many misconceptions exist around migration and joint solutions to the topic are lacking. With this lecture series, UNU-MERIT, the European Law Student Association, Refugee Project Maastricht, the Maastricht Young Academy (MYA), and the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE) aim to provide an objective picture on the topic of migration and offer new insights. In a number of lectures, experts are invited to talk about topics such as myths and misconceptions in the area of migration. On 12 February 2020, Prof. Hein de Haas, gave a lecture entitled “Climate Refugees: The Fabrication of a Migration Threat” and on 3 March 2020 Prof. Khalid Koser discussed matters related to “Resolving the Global Refugee Crisis”. Planned lectures to be given by Dr. Ortrun Merkle, Prof. Mark Levels, Prof. Hildegard Schneider and Emeritus Prof. René de Groot, and Prof. Maarten Vink have been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.