MFJMCE Conference: Approaches to Migration, Asylum, and Race in Europe and Beyond

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Venue:FIU-MMC-MARC Building


Feb. 20-21, 2023:Two-day MFJMCE Conference "Approaches to Migration, Asylum, and Race in Europe and Beyond"

This conference aims to address migration, asylum, and race in Europe from diverse perspectives, including theoretical and historical context, policy and legal development, and civil society responses from local and global perspectives.

Over the past two decades, there has been a growing debate about issues related to migrants and refugees across the borders of Europe. The so-called “refugee crisis” in 2015 and the massive number of Ukrainians who fled their country to Europe after the Russian invasion in 2022 have intensified the discussions and added layers of complexity to the situation. Diverse and contrasting forms of political and civil society mobilization arose partly because of the scale of migration and refugee movements across the “borders” of Europe but also because of political debates that linked migration and asylum to cultural identity, national culture, cultural diversity, and the integration of minority communities. In both political mobilization and debates, “race” is a critical intersection that more or less explicitly underpins discourses and actions.

Three questions guide the panels that make up the event.

  • What elements of historical, socio-political, and economic contexts are at work when analyzing Migration, Asylum, and Race in Europe and beyond?
  • What are the most relevant political and legal aspects that have been decided or should be addressed in the EU and beyond on migration, asylum, and race?
  • How does Civil Society respond to the growing mobilization around migration, asylum, and race?


Monday, February 20 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm | Keynote Speaker

  • 5-6.30 Keynote Speaker
  • 6.30-8pm: reception (by invitation only)

Tuesday, February 21 | 9:00 am - 3:45 pm | Conference

  • 9:00 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 9:00 - 10:45 am Panel I: Contexts
  • 11:00 am - 12:45 pm: Panel II: Politics & Legal Aspects
  • 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm: Lunch (by invitation only)
  • 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm Panel III: Civil Society Responses


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► This event is free and open to the public and all FIU Students.


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Sponsored and presented by the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence

Co-sponsors : Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs • The Green School's Dorothea Green Lecture Series • Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series • European & Eurasian Studies Program • Global Immigration and Migration Initiative (GIMI) • SIPA's Vaclav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy • Department of Politics and International Relations • Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs • #EUintheUS