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CANCELLED: TALK | Towards Resilient Migration Governance in Europe

April 25, 2018

This event has been cancelled.

THURSDAY, MAY 24 | HUB 145 | 3:00 PM

Resilience is a new buzzword in the European Union’s external governance approach and is currently being probed as a new paradigm for migration governance, too. During the so-called refugee crisis, the efforts have been doubled to carve out an approach which could ostensibly help address root causes of migration whilst also improving integration outcomes of new residents in host countries. Yet, policy analysts and researchers are yet to elaborate whether and how resilience assessments prominent in natural disaster relief or development aid can, and indeed should, be applied in migration governance.

The talk addresses three questions: 1) What could resilience mean in the migration context? 2) How could resilience be assessed and improved? 3) Which implications both for migration governance and for the position of migrants themselves would a shift to a resilience paradigm entail?

Regine Paul is a political scientist at Bielefeld University and J.F.K. Memorial Fellow 2017/2018 at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard. She has earned a PhD from the University of Bath (UK, 2012) with a comparative study of labor migration regimes in Britain, France and Germany. Her current research regulation and public management reforms in Europe. Regine co-chairs the research network ‘European integration and the global political economy’ at the Council for European Studies.


This event is co-sponsored by the American Council on Germany and the Center for Global Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies.


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