REMESO Graduate School "Interrogating the Refugee Crisis"

04 April 2016

9 May–10 June 2016, on-campus week in Norrköping 23–27 May

Course Director: Professor Peo Hansen;

Lecturers: Professor Peo Hansen, Professor Stefan Jonsson, Professor Charles Woolfson, Associate Professor Branka Likic-Brboric, Associate Professor Anders Neergaard and Research Fellow Anna Bredström


Confirmed Guest lecturers: Professor Gregor Noll, Chair of International Law at the Faculty of Law, Lund University; Martina Tazzioli, Aix-Marseille University and Queen Mary, University of London; and Maja Sager, COFAS Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Gender Studies, Lund University.

This course interrogates the current ‘refugee crisis’; and as such it sets out by scrutinizing to what extent this is actually an accurate rubric in the first place. In contrast to much of the current debate, this means that the course does not perceive of the refugees – as in their numbers or in the financing of their reception in for instance the EU – as the primary cause of the crisis. Rather, the focus will be placed on a set of factors, dynamics and causes that both help us explain why so many people around the world are fleeing today and why the European Union and OECD countries at large want to minimize their responsibility.

Application deadline 18 April 2016

5 weeks of full-time work for 7.5 ECTS. One intensive week at REMESO, Campus Norrköping.

Accommodation is provided for all course participants during on-campus week.

For information and application form:

Contact: Graduate School Coordinator Branka Likic-Brboric, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; and

Andrey Tibajev, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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