Past events





05 A clarion call for humanitarian social protection: From humanitarian aid to sustainable assistance in the Kakuma refugee camp
Alex Hunns and Francesco Iacoella, UNU-MERIT
category: Migration seminar
venue: 0.16/0.17
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract
13 Essays on Forced Migration and Labour Market Participation in Developing Countries
Katrin Marchand, UNU-MERIT
category: PhD defence
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
time: 10:00 - 11:30
abstract



21 Has migration reduced economic inequality between the EU Member States? A cross-national analysis between 1980-2017
Dr. Magdalena Ulceluse, University of Groningen
category: Migration seminar
venue: 0.16/0.17
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract
22 Life after trafficking: (re) integration processes of women that have been trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation in Europe
Biljana Meshkovska, UNU-MERIT
category: PhD defence
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
time: 14:00 - 15:30
abstract
23 Inaugural Lecture: Understanding international (im)mobility in times of gated globalism: toward an institutional migration theory
Arjen Leerkes, UNU-MERIT
category: public lecture
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
time: 16:30 - 17:30
abstract



04 Social Assistance and Remittances and Their Role in the Fight Against Poverty
Jennifer Waidler, UNU-MERIT
category: PhD defence
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
time: 16:00 - 17:30
abstract
10 The Multi-Level Governance of Asylum in Italy: Understanding Eritreans Secondary Movements in search of Relocation within Italy
Dr. Katie Kuschminder, UNU-MERIT
category: Migration seminar
venue: 0.16/0.17
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract



19 Mixed Signals: How the Ambiguous German Citizenship Law Reform of 2000 Affected Immigrant Naturalisation Propensity
Dr. Swantje Falcke, FASoS, Maastricht University
category: Migration seminar
venue: 1.23
time: 13:00 - 14:00
abstract



22 Essays on Migration and Occupational Choice
Clotilde Mahé, UNU-MERIT
category: PhD defence
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
time: 10:00 - 11:30
abstract



16 Why do Global Migrants have worse occupational health and safety?
Prof. Marc Schenker, UC Davis School of Medicine
category: Joint UNU-MERIT/School of Governance Seminar
venue: 1.23
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract



04 WHO work on health and migration in Europe
Santino Severoni, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being
category: Migration seminar
venue: 1.23
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract
11 Ice Cream Parlors, Tea Parlours and Shishabars Migrant initiated architectural types and their relation to the City in Germany
Anna Weber, Aachen University
category: Migration seminar
venue: 0.16/0.17
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract
12 Migration and Violent Extremism
Khalid Koser, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund, Maastricht University
category: Migration seminar
venue: 1.23
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract
18 The Economics of Walls and Fences
Klaus F. Zimmermann, UNU-MERIT, Global Labor Organization (GLO)
category: Migration seminar
venue: 0.16/0.17
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract
25 Unequal Citizens: State Resistance to Women's Nationality Law Reform
Lilian Frost, George Washington University
category: Migration seminar
venue: 0.16/0.17
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract



14 Determinants and Dynamics of Forced Migration: Evidence from Flows and Stocks in Europe
Dr. Eleonora Nillesen, UNU-MERIT/MGSoG
category: Migration seminar
venue: 1.23
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract
21 Interrelations between public policies, migration and development
Lisa Andersson, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
category: Migration seminar
venue: 0.16-0.17
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract
27 Migration and the 2030 Agenda
Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Overseas Development Institute
category: Migration seminar
venue: 0.16/0.17
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract
28 Fostering skills-recognition and labour market access of non-EU migrants and refugees in the Netherlands: The clash between neoliberal and humanitarian policy agendas
Pascal Beckers, Radboud University
category: Migration seminar
venue: 0.16/0.17
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract



01 Alumni Star Lecture: Understanding Migration in a European Context
Prof. Melissa Siegel, UNU-MERIT
category: External event
venue: Literaturhaus München, Salvatorplatz 1, 80333 Munich, Germany
time: 19:30 - 22:30
abstract | More information
21 Beyond the liberal paradox? Immigration and Citizenship Policies in 21 OECD countries 1980-2010
Samuel Schmid, European University Institute (EUI)
category: Migration seminar
venue: 1.23
time: 13:00 - 14:00
abstract



22-26 Workshop training schoolteachers on refugee and migrant students' integration
category: workshop
venue: UNU-MERIT, Maastricht
abstract
31 Using education to examine refugee agency in forced migration flows
Ayla Bonfiglio, UNU-MERIT
category: Migration seminar
venue: Room 0.16-0.17
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract



16 Title TBA
Dr. Arjen Leerkes, UNU-MERIT/Erasmus University Rotterdam
category: Migration seminar
venue: 0.16/0.17
time: 12:00 - 13:00



07 Mental Health Stressors Among Undocumented Young Adults in the United States: A Review from the Socioecological Perspective.
Lenore Matthew, University of Illinois, School of Social Work
category: Migration seminar
venue: 0.16-0.17
time: 13:15 - 14:15
abstract



08-10 Migration routes and transnational networks and institutions
Symposium and PhD course, organized by IMISCOE standing committee on Interaction of Migrant Integration and Transnationalism (IMITE) & Research group Citizenship, Migration and the City (CIMIC), Erasmus University Rotterdam
category: External event
venue: Rotterdam
abstract | More information
15 Labour Market Integration of Refugees in Austria: First Findings
Roland Hosner, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
category: Migration seminar
venue: 0.16-0.17
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract
21-22 UNU Migration Network conference
category: Conference
venue: UNU-MERIT, Boschstraat 24
23-24 Migration Days
category: Conference
23 Migration and Human Rights in the Wake of Climate Change
Cosmin Corendea, UNU-EHS
category: PhD seminar
venue: UNU-MERIT, Room 1.23
time: 16:00 - 17:00
abstract
24 Pressured into a Preference to Leave? A Study on the "Specific" Deterrent Effects and Perceived Legitimacy of Immigration Detention
Arjen Leerkes, Erasmus University Rotterdam
category: PhD seminar
venue: UNU-MERIT, Room 0.16-0.17
time: 11:00 - 12:00
abstract



18 Naturalisation and homeownership: an analysis of the signalling effect of citizenship in the housing market
Floris Peters, Maastricht University, Dept. of Political Science
category: Migration seminar
venue: 0.16-0.17
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract



20 In the Absence of Social Justice – the Case of Migrating from Syria
Zina Nimeh, UNU-MERIT
category: Migration seminar
venue: 0.16-0.17 (Boschstraat 24)
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract



02 Inaugural Lecture -- "Migration &: The Depth and Breadth of Migration Studies"
Melissa Siegel, UNU-MERIT
category: public lecture
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
time: 16:30 - 17:30
abstract
07 Reaching the Poor - Targeting Food and Multi-Sectoral Cash Transfers in Niger
Dr. Theresa Beltramo , United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
category: Migration seminar
venue: Room 1.23
time: 13:00 - 14:00
abstract
07 Corruption & Migration: How Women and Girls Pay a Heavy Toll
PhD fellow Ortrun Merkle (among others), UNU-MERIT
category: External event
venue: European Development Days, Brussels
time: 14:00 - 15:15
abstract | More information
14 Oil and Norway’s 1975 Immigration Ban
Dr. Adrian Shin, University of Colorado Boulder
category: Migration seminar
venue: Room 1.23
time: 10:00 - 11:00
abstract



10 Migrant Entrepreneurship and Transnational Practices: the Case of Moroccan Entrepreneurs in Amsterdam and Milan
Dr. Giacomo Solano , Eindhoven University of Technology
category: Migration seminar
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract
17 Migration and rural welfare: The impact of potential policy reforms in Europe
Dr. Fleur Wouterse , International Food Policy Research Institute
category: Migration seminar
time: 11:00 - 12:00
abstract
19 The Refugee Mental Health Crisis: Surprising Facts from Neuroscience and Genetics
Turhan Canli, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director, Mind/Brain Center on War and Humanity, Stony Brook University, NY, USA
category: public lecture
venue: 1.23-1.24, UNU-MERIT, Boschstraat 24, Maastricht
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract | More information
24 Journeys on hold: how policy influences the migration decisions of Eritreans in Ethiopia
Dr. Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Overseas Development Institute
category: Migration seminar
venue: Room 1.23
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract



19 Implications of the irregular migration and refugee situation on Official Development Assistance spending and practices in Europe
Anna Knoll, European Centre for Development Policy
category: Migration seminar
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract



14 Migration Issues: The Canadian Experience
Canadian Ambassador to the Netherlands, Sabine Nölke,
category: public lecture
time: 12:00 - 13:30
abstract
15 Using integration policy indexes to measure policy determinants and outcomes: The do's and don'ts for researchers
Thomas Huddleston, Migration Policy Group
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference room 0.16-0.17
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract
22 Migration to the US from Mexico: The Experiences of a Mexican Diplomat
Mexican Ambassador to the Netherlands, Eduardo Ibarrola Nicolin,
category: public lecture
venue: Conference room 0.16/0.17
time: 12:00 - 13:30
abstract
29 Mainstreaming integration governance: A critical analysis
Dr. Peter Scholten, Erasmus University Rotterdam
category: Migration seminar
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract | More information



15 Social Media & Migration: The Connected Migrant
Saskia Kok, University of Amsterdam
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference room 0.16-0.17
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract



18 Refugee Integration and Social Media: A Local and Experiential Perspective
Dr. Amanda Alencar, Department of Media & Communication, Erasmus University
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference room 0.16/0.17
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract | More information



02 The effect of residential segregation on fertility of socially-excluded and marginalized ethnic Roma minorities
Dr. Marianna Battaglia, University of Alicante
category: Migration seminar
venue: Room 0.16/0.17
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract
14 Why do people (want to) migrate? Seeking new answers to an old question
Prof. Jørgen Carling, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
category: Migration seminar
venue: 0.16/0.17
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract | More information



24 Migration in the Periphery of the European Union
Natalia Popova, UNU-MERIT / School of Governance
category: PhD defence
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
time: 10:00 - 11:30



12 Investigating the Role of Policies in Refugees’ Economic Integration: Potentials and Challenges of Qualitative Comparative Analysis
Ms. Asya Pisarevskaya , University of Milan/University of Turin
category: Migration seminar
venue: Room 1.23
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract | More information
14 Essays on Conflict-related Migration and Development in the case of Afghanistan
Craig Loschmann, UNU-MERIT / School of Governance
category: PhD defence
venue: Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
time: 10:00 - 11:30
abstract
19-21 New Perspectives on Transnational Living
category: Course
venue: Room 0.16-0.17, UNU-MERIT, Boschstraat 24, Maastricht
abstract
21 Well being, transnational practices, and development: the case of Sub-Saharan highly-skilled migrant women in Europe
Dr. Camilla Spadavecchia ,
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference room 0.16-0.17
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract



08 Myths and Realities of Migration
, UNU-MERIT
category: public lecture
venue: Auditorium, MBB 4-6
time: 22:30 - 23:00
abstract | More information
21 Varieties of capitalism, variation in immigrant self-employment
Magda Ulceluse , Central European University
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference room 0.16-0.17
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract



12-15 Measuring return and reintegration outcomes
category: Conference
venue: Poznan, Poland
abstract



14 Mail-Order Brides in the European Union
Laura Barry, Manouk Media
category: External event
venue: Law Faculty, Bouillonstraat 1-3, Feestzaal (B 1.113)
time: 15:30 - 17:30
abstract
15 Displacement and the Elderly: An Age-Sensitive Approach to Durable Solutions
Ana Mosneaga (UNU-IAS) & Michaella Vanore (MGSoG/UNU-MERIT),
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference room 0.16-0.17
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract
16 Prejudice and the Securitization of Migration as Global Security Threats
Dr. Valeria Bello, UNU-GCM
category: Migration seminar
venue: Lecture Hall 1.23
time: 16:00 - 16:45
abstract
23 CANCELLED: Book Launch: International Migration: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd Edition
Prof. Khalid Koser, UNU-MERIT
category: Migration seminar
time: 16:30 - 18:00
abstract



23 The relationship between immigrant political participation in receiving societies and transnational political engagement with countries of origin
Dr. Ali Chaudhary , Wolfson College, University of Oxford
category: Migration seminar
venue: 0.16/0.17
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract
30 Journeys to Europe: the role of policy in migrant decision-making
Dr. Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
category: Migration seminar
venue: 1.23
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract



01 Migration Policies and Practices in the Americas
Melissa Siegel (moderator), UNU-MERIT
category: Policy seminar
venue: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, The Hague
time: 09:00 - 13:00
abstract | More information
02-03 WUN Migration Conference 2016
category: Conference
venue: SBE, Tongersestraat 53, Maastricht, the Netherlands
time: 08:30 - 15:30
abstract | More information
12 Migration from the Mexican State Perspective
Ambassador Eduardo Ibarrola-Nicolín, Government of Mexico
category: Joint UNU-MERIT/School of Governance Seminar
venue: UNU-MERIT conference room (R. 0.16/0.17) -- Open to all.
time: 16:00 - 18:00
abstract | More information
20 Labour Market Impacts of Forced Migration
Dr. Isabel Ruiz, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference room 0.16-0.17
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract
26 Migrants as Agents of Change: Social Remittances in an Enlarged European Union
Prof. Izabela Grabowska , entre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw/University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference room 0.16-0.17
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract



16 The Dutch and (Future) EU Multilayered Regulation of the Admission of TCN Entrepreneurs
Dr. Tesseltje de Lange , University of Amsterdam
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference room 0.16-0.17
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract



16 Government of the People?: Right-wing Populism and Immigration Policy
Mr. Adrian Shin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference room 0.16-0.17
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract
18 Migrant subjectivities and crisis narratives in the Euro-Mediterranean region
Michael Collyer , University of Sussex
category: Joint UNU-MERIT/School of Governance Seminar
venue: Conference room (room 0.16 & 0.17)
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract
22 Studium Generale: Migration and Violent Extremism - Current Affairs
Khalid Koser, UNU-MERIT/MGSoG
category: public lecture
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
time: 20:00 - 22:00
abstract | More information
24 A migration agenda for the private sector
Prof. Dr. Khalid Koser , Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund
category: Migration seminar
venue: Room 1.23/1.24
time: 13:00 - 14:00



20 A Life Course Perspective on the Citizenship Premium: the Case of the Netherlands
Floris Peters , Maastricht University/Statistics Netherlands
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference room (0.16/0.17)
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract



09 The power of women entrepreneurs and their social impact
Prof. Dr. Josette Dijkhuizen,
category: Migration seminar
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract | More information



20 Borders, independence and post-colonial ties: the role of the state in Caribbean migration
Simona Vezzoli, UNU-MERIT / School of Governance
category: PhD defence
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
time: 10:00 - 11:30
More information
25 Obstacles to naturalization in the Netherlands: a case study of ‘Ranov Licensees’
Dr. Djamila Schans, WODC, Ministry of Security and Justice
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference room 0.16-0.17
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract



12 Which Way is Germany? Debate about the European Refugee Crisis
category: External event
venue: Boekhandel Dominicanen, Dominicanerkerkstraat 1, Maastricht
time: 20:00 - 21:30
abstract | More information
21 The Challenges of Harmonising Legal Migration
Dr. Ágnes Töttős , Ministry of Interior, Hungary; European Migration Network NFP Hungary
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference room 0.16-0.17
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract | More information
30 The Inter-American Development Bank and the issue of Unaccompanied Migrant Children from Central America
Nicola Magri, Inter-American Development Bank
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference room 0.16-0.17
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract | More information



19 Public lecture: Who is a migrant?
Dr. Katie Kuschminder, UNU-MERIT/MGSoG
category: public lecture
venue: Bureau Europa, Boschstraat 9, Maastricht
time: 13:00 - 14:30
abstract | More information
30 Disasters, displacement and livelihoods: The case of Japan’s Fukushima evacuees
Dr. Ana Mosneaga, UNU-IAS
category: Migration seminar
venue: Room 0.16-0.17
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract



03 Stigma, Coercive Isomorphism and Pakistani Migrant Organizations in London, Toronto and New York City
Ali Chaudhary , University of California, Davis/International Migration Institute
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference Room
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract
15 CHANGED: Seminar Khalid Koser -> Koko Warner
category: PhD seminar
venue: Conference room, Keizer Karelplein 19, Maastricht
time: 14:00 - 14:45
abstract | More information
15 International Migration
Ronald Skeldon, UNU-MERIT / School of Governance
category: PhD seminar
venue: Conference room, Keizer Karelplein 19, Maastricht
time: 16:45 - 17:30
abstract
15 Where the rain falls: Evidence from 8 countries on how vulnerable households use migration to manage the risk of rainfall variability and food insecurity
Koko Warner, United Nations University
category: PhD seminar
time: 14:00 - 14:45
abstract | More information
16 The economic and social effects of remittances and return migration in conflict-affected areas: The case of Burundi
Sonja Fransen, UNU-MERIT / School of Governance
category: PhD defence
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
time: 12:00 - 13:30
abstract
17 Family-Member Migration and the Psychosocial Health Outcomes of Children in Moldova and Georgia
Michaella Vanore, UNU-MERIT / School of Governance
category: PhD defence
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
time: 12:00 - 13:30
abstract



26 Displacement, refugees and the new world disorder
Ewen MacLeod, UNHCR
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference Room
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract | More information



08 Why Diaspora Matters: New Trajectories in Diaspora Engagement and Research
Dr. Martin Russell, Diaspora Matters
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference Room
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract | More information



11 The Effectiveness of Migration Policies: New Evidence from the DEMIG Project
Dr. Hein de Haas, University of Oxford, International Migration Institute
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference Room
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract
25 Realities and illusions of human migration: a geographical perspective
Dr. Ronald Skeldon, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance
category: public lecture
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
time: 16:30 - 17:30
abstract | More information
25 Key Findings from Comparative Research on the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration of Migrants
Prof. Dr. Khalid Koser , Geneva Centre for Security Policy
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference Room
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract | More information
27 Attracting the Highly Skilled
category: Migration seminar
venue: Conference room, Keizer Karelplein 19, Maastricht
time: 15:00 - 17:00
abstract



17 Exploring the Benefits and Potential of City-to-City Partnerships in Integration Governance
Dr. Özge Bilgili, UNU-MERIT/MGSoG
category: Joint UNU-MERIT/School of Governance Seminar
venue: Conference Room
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract



18 An Evaluation of Tax-Benefit Systems Impact on the Welfare of Frontier Workers. The Case of Luxembourg and Belgium
Irina Burlacu,
category: PhD defence
time: 16:00 - 17:30
abstract
19 U.S. Border Control, Migratory Policies, and Criminal Violence in Mexico
Francisco Alonso , European University Institute
category: Joint UNU-MERIT/School of Governance Seminar
venue: Conference Room
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract
20 Moving Back or Moving Forward? Return migration after conflict
Marieke van Houte,
category: PhD defence
time: 10:00 - 11:30
abstract
21 Simultaneity in transnational migration research: Links between migrants' host and home country orientation
Özge Bilgili, UNU-MERIT
category: PhD defence
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
time: 10:00 - 11:30
abstract



15 Neoliberal Government of Integration: Governing by Enterprise and Law
Ms. Özden Ocak, George Mason University
category: Joint UNU-MERIT/School of Governance Seminar
venue: Board Room
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract



10 Female Return Migration and Reintegration in Ethiopia
Katie Kuschminder, UNU-MERIT / School of Governance
category: PhD defence
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
time: 12:00 - 13:00
abstract | More information
17 Migration and School Performance of Children Who Stay Behind in Moldova and Georgia
Dr. Victor Cebotari,
category: Joint UNU-MERIT/School of Governance Seminar
venue: Board Room
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract
18 When is Migration a Security Issue? Inaugural Lecture
Khalid Koser, UNU-MERIT / School of Governance
category: public lecture
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
time: 16:30 - 17:30
abstract | More information



25 Highly skilled migration and new destination countries: How government policies shape destination choices
Metka Hercog, UNU-MERIT / School of Governance
category: PhD defence
venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht
time: 14:00 - 15:30
27 Inaugural Lecture, Prof. Hein de Haas
Prof. Hein de Haas, UNU-MERIT / School of Governance
category: public lecture
venue: University Aula, 4-6 Minderbroedersberg, Maastricht
time: 14:30 - 15:30
abstract | More information



21 Report Launch: Migrant and Refugee Integration in Global Cities: The Role of Cities and Businesses
category: External event
time: 14:00 - 17:00
abstract | More information
21 Developing EU immigration and asylum policy: thinking laterally and adding value
Elizabeth Collett, Migration Policy Institute Europe
category: Migration seminar
time: 12:30 - 13:30
abstract