Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig)

Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig)

Migration is one of the most pressing and complex issues of the 21st century at a global scale. The Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig) brings together scholars of the Göttingen Campus from six different faculties and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. By engaging in interdisciplinary collaboration, pooling diverse methodological approaches, and employing different thematic and regional foci, CeMig is able to develop innovative approaches to the opportunities and challenges posed by migration.

CeMig aims to establish new formats of knowledge transfer in addition to strengthening research and teaching in the area of migration. It endeavours to contribute to public debates and to facilitate the inclusion of stakeholders from civil society, politics, industry and business in the discussion.


In the winter term 2018/19 CeMig organises the public lecture series "Root Causes of Forced Migration: Interdisciplinary Insights and Political Challenges"

The lecture series "Root Causes of Forced Migration: Interdisciplinary Insights and Political Challenges" provides a critical perspective on current debates and research regarding the root causes of forced migration. The contributions from academia and practitioners alike highlight the complex interrelations that lie behind the political narrative of preventing irregular migration by combating its root causes. The series covers a range of topics, from biographical self-representations of migrants and refugees, connections to development and humanitarian aid to the analysis of linkages with colonial heritage. In addition, a discussion panel on " The Fight Against the Causes of Forced Migration: Critique, Discourses, Politics and Options for Action" plans to involve activists and practitioners with and without migration/flight biographies.

Time: Thursday, 7pm
Venue: VG 4.102

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From 21 to 23 June 2018 the Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig) hosted its opening conference “Migration as a Global Challenge: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on a Complex Field”


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As a global challenge, migration is a complex field. From the contributions to this conference, it is clear that a number of different aspects of migration require further academic study. These areas include the material dimensions of places and objects; immaterial dimensions such as discourses, imaginations and anticipations, and the regimes of governance; as well as actors, activities, acts and events, goals, emotions and agency.

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