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Charlotte: Toward Resilient Migration Governance in Europe?

April 9, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm EDT

The Charlotte Warburg Chapter will host a discussion and luncheon with Dr. Regina Paul, Political Scientist at Biefeld University and JFK Memorial Fellow a the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. 

There will be no charge for ACG Members and a $15 charge for nonmembers to attend this event. RSVP here by April 6.

Dr. Regine Paul is a political scientist at Bielefeld University and a JFK Memorial Fellow for 2017-18 at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Bath/UK (2012) with a comparative study of labor migration regimes in Britain, France, and Germany. Her current research focuses on risk regulation and public management reforms in Europe. Dr. Paul co-chairs the European Integration & the Global Political Economy Research Network at the Council for European Studies.

Abstract: 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 refugee crisis, efforts have been redoubled to carve out an approach that could ostensibly help address root causes of migration while also improving integration outcomes of new residents in host countries. Yet, policy analysts and researchers are yet to elaborate on 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. What implications, both for migration governance and for the position of migrants themselves, would a shift to a resilience paradigm entail?

This program was made possible by a generous grant through the European Recovery Program – Transatlantic Encounters.