Tuesday 4 July 2017, 9.30AM to 17:00
Speaker(s): Keynote speaker: Dr Debbie Lisle (QUB)
The migration crisis has seen multiple apparent failures in the European project – of solidarity, response and co-operation. In this sense, the new politics of (in)security applies as much to the troubled internal dynamics of the Union as it does to the management of insecure and vulnerable migrants.
There is, however, political potential in the deployment of crisis language and the invocation of novel (in)securities. That is, the dynamic of disintegration and collapse that has accompanied the European response (from the re-assertion of sovereign borders to the rejection of EU initiatives by individual member states) has been productive of new authorities, interventions and relationships in the field of migration and security.
Key here is the devolution of bordering practices to non-EU partners (across Africa, Asia and beyond), the inexorable rise of private security authorities and expertise, and the wholesale turn to technologies to secure borders and manage migration.
Motivated by a concern to understand what the claim to novelty allows governing bodies to do in the name of security.
09.30 – 10.00 Registration, refreshments and welcome
10.00 – 11.15 Migration, crisis and (in)hospitality
Murat Es, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Resource Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Security, mobility and geopolitics: bodies in motion between Turkey and Europe
Melora Koepke, Ph.D candidate in the Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Utopic insertions: Parisian transit camps as spaces of encounter and care/control
Nicoletta Policek, Associate Professor in Policing and Criminology, University of Cumbria
Stateless children in Italy: old habits and the new politics of (in)security
11.15 – 12.30 Governing crisis and the politics of response
Shoshana Fine, CERI Sciences Po
Liaisons, labeling and laws: IOM interventions in Turkey
Lucy Mayblin, University of Warwick
Governing the crisis from afar: The UK’s response to the crisis of refugee reception in Europe
Lauren Martin, Department of Geography, Durham University
Carceral Economies: cash, value, and commodification in asylum reception in the EU
12.30 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 – 14.15 Keynote lecture
Debbie Lisle, Queen’s University, Belfast
Crisis in Slow motion: the stubborn habits of migration
14.15 – 15.30 Technology, borders and the new politics of governing mobility
Philippe Frowd, University of York
EU security intervention in Niger: governing transit migration and the smuggling economy
Martin Zamorano, Eticas Research and Consulting, Barcelona
Your body is your passport: data, migration and smart borders
Alex Hall, University of York
Security targeting at the smart border: Gestalt Theory and seeing with data
15.30 – 16.00 Tea and coffee
16.00 – 16.45 Catherine Woollard, European Council on Refugees and Exiles
16.45 – 17.00 Closing remarks
Please note that PhD students from White Rose universities may be eligible for travel bursaries. For more information email our project lead at email@example.com
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Location: King's Manor, University of York