Pictures and Videos of Roundtable 1 "Challenges of Current Migration Studies"

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The roundtable „Challenges of Current Migration Studies“ brought together outstanding academics of the field to debate prevailing issues of contemporary migration research with regard to methodological and theoretical approaches. The panelists are Prof. Dr. Carlos Sandoval García (Institute for Social Research, University of Costa Rica), Prof. Dr. Georges Eugene Fouron (Department of Africana Studies, Stony Brook University, New York) and Dr. Mulki Al-Sharmani (Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki). Prof. Dr. Steven Vertovec (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen) moderated the session.

Excerpts from the Roundtable

Watch the entire roundtable here.

“Challenges of Current Migration Studies: Four Questions from Central America” by Prof. Dr. Carlos Sandoval Garcia




“Citizenship in the Age of Globalization, Glocalization, Transnational Migration, and Multiculturalism” by Prof. Dr. Georges Eugene Fouron




“Revisting the Anthropology of Islam and Contemporary Muslims: Relevance to Migration Studies?” by Dr. Mulki Al-Sharmani




How is migration reserach affected by the “poisonous” atmosphere that surrounds the topic of migration nowadays?




Three lessons that Prof. Dr. Steven Vertovec concludes from the discussion as to the role of migration researchers nowadays