Last days to apply to the Summer Course: “Border Crossings: European Responses to Current Migration Issues”

The Summer Course “Border Crossings: European Responses to Current Migration Issues“, organised by CEI-IUL, will take place between July 2 and 20, 2018. This intensive course offers an introduction to the phenomenon of migration today and to the diversity of European responses to the current critical situation. In a multidisciplinary perspective, it aims to:

  • stimulate analytical and critical thinking on this hot topic;
  • raise students’ awareness and stimulate their sensitivity to the various dimensions of the phenomenon of contemporary migration and its impacts on host societies;
  • promote a practical component through study visits to governmental organisations and non-governmental organisations on the topics addressed.

The are still 5 places available for ISCTE-IUL students.


Lectures of the 1st week:

L1Irene Peano (ICS-ULisboa) | Migration management in and out of Italian agro-industrial enclaves: Analysing the forms of West-African and Eastern-European workers’ containment and social reproduction
L2aEmellin de Oliveira (IPRI – NOVA) | In Search of Legal Protection in the EU and USA
L2bClara Carvalho (CEI-IUL, ISCTE-IUL) | Women Rights Crossing Borders
L3aFernando Jorge Cardoso (CEI-IUL, ISCTE-IUL) | Harsh economics, harsher politics
L3bMarco Allegra (ICS-ULisboa) | ”Where is Israel?” The colonization policy and the (re)making of Israel/Palestine
L4Andrea Pavoni (DINAMIA’CET, ISCTE-IUL) | Border Lines: exploring the (in)visible aesthetics of urban borders
L5aFilipe Faria (IFILNOVA) | The politicisation of immigration and radicalisation in Europe and the US
L5bRoberto Falanga (ICS-ULisboa) | The participation of the “have-nots” in public decision-making

Lectures of the 2nd week

L6aManuel João Ramos (CEI-IUL, ISCTE-IUL) | Original sins: oil, guns and crescents
L6bAdam Al Alou (ICS-ULisboa) | Understanding the Background of the Syrian ‘Refugee Crisis’
L7aGiulia Daniele (CEI-IUL, ISCTE-IUL) | The current case of African refugees: another ongoing violation of fundamental human rights inside the state of Israel
L7bPedro F Neto (ICS-ULisboa) | Refugee camps and the proliferation of spaces of exception
L8aInês Marques Ribeiro (CEI-IUL, ISCTE-IUL) | The European Union as a crisis management actor: the growing link between security and development
L8bVasco Veloso (independent consultant and legal expert) | Assessing development efforts in Africa
L9Valeria Verdolini (U. Milano-Bicocca) | Activism and the “Refugee crisis” + Film On the Bride’s Side

Lectures of the 3rd week

L10aRicardo Falcão (CEI-ISCTE-IUL) | Going south – Navigating the interstices: African traders on route from Portugal do Senegal — and back
L10bThomas Fouquet (IMAf, CNRS, France) | Crossing Borders in the Urban Night: Engaging mobility and nocturnality in Dakar, Senegal
L11Dirk Bustorf (U. Hamburg/Refugee Management, Head of Team bei Fördern und Wohnen AöR) | Hosting Refugees in Northern Europe
L12Paul Nugent (U. Edinburgh) | Crossed Wires: African Mobility, Regional Integration and Global Comparison
L13Major General Carlos Branco (Politico-military Expert) | Terrorism or Insurgency? Europe at a Crossroad (followed by debate on Jihadism with Manuel João Ramos)
L14 – Student’s presentation and debate

Visits (cultural and research visits, other events)

V1 – Walking tour :Visit to Lisbon Historical Centre
V2 – Africa in Lisbon (Lisbon old quarters)
V3 – Marvila – new territories within the city
V4 – Cova da Moura – Racism in Lisbon / Cape Verdean Food
V5 – Sintra – Group excursion to Sintra (World Heritage Site UNESCO): National Palace of Sintra, Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, Cabo da Roca, Praia do Guincho, Mouth of Hell, Cascais, Lisbon Coast Cabo da Roca (full day)
V6 – Drawing border ethnographies – workshop
V7 – Visit to corvette, Portuguese Navy
V8 – Group excursion to Évora (World Heritage Site UNESCO): São Francisco Church, Chapel of Bones, Praça do Giraldo, Évora Cathedral, Roman Temple, Silver Water Aqueduct (full day)
V9 – Branding Lisbon
V10 – Visit to CPR (Portuguese Centre for Refugees)
V11 – Wine cellars
V12 – Military Academy
V13 – Farewell party

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CEI-Iscte (Centre for International Studies) is a university-based multidisciplinary research center at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL). CEI-Iscte aims at promoting interdisciplinary research in Social Sciences, International Relations and Economy, focusing in its areas of geographic specialisation: Africa, Asia, Europe, and Transatlantic Relations.

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