Borders, Borderlands, and Migration

Conference/Symposium | September 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Central European Univeristy

The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Central European University present a two-day conference - "Borders, Borderlands, and Migration."

Day 1, Panel 1, 10:15am-12:00pm
- “Rethinking the Impact of Migration, Mobility, and Exile in the Modern Middle East,” Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Professor of History, Central European University
- “The Global Migration Challenge: Lessons from Europe,” Martin Kahanec, Professor, School of Public Policy, Central European University
- “Can Nationalism Help Immigrants? The Limits of Rights Claims-making on Behalf of Noncitizens,” Irene Bloemraad, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Panel Two, 1:30pm-3:15pm
- “Borderlands, In-migration, and Out-migration: The Armenian Case (1828 to the Present),” Stephan Astourian, Associate Adjunct Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley
- “History of Immigration and Border Enforcement on the US-Mexico Border,” Brian DeLay, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley
- “The Emergence of Nationalism Studies in Interwar East Central Europe: Borders, Borderlands, and Post-Imperial Diasporas,” Balázs Trencsényi, Professor of History, Central European University

Panel Three, 3:30pm-5:00pm
- “The Social Exclusion of Refugees and the Production of Illiberal Europe,” Prem Kumar Rajaram, Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University
- “European Migration Policy and Politics in a Post-Truth Environment,” Beverly Crawford, Professor Emerita of Political Science and Political Economy, University of California, Berkeley

Day Two, Panel Four, 9:00am-10:45am
- “The Effects of Border Control Policies on Migration Flows into the EU: Evidence from Social Media,” Laura Jakli, PhD Candidate, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
- “Impacts of Refugee Flow to Territorial Development in Europe: Hungary and Bulgaria,” Jenna Althoff, PhD Candidate, Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations, Central European University
- “Emigration and Labour Shortages: An Opportunity for Trade Unions in the New EU Member States?” Marta Kahancová, Managing Director and Research Fellow, Central European Labour Studies Institute

Panel Five, 11:00am-12:30pm
“Legal and Political Responses to the Refugee Crisis in the Visegrád Countries,” Boldizsár Nagy, Associate Professor of International Relations, Central European University
- “The Anti-immigration Campaign in Hungary: Sociological and Attitudinal Perspectives,” Dániel Róna, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Zsolt Enyedi, Professor of Political Science, Central European University

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