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MRU Student Conference 9 June 2017 - Book Tickets Now!

Migration Research Unit's annual Student Conference, titled Between Broders: Exploring spaces of exclusion and belonging in global migration, will take place on 9 June at UCL - sign up to attend via Eventbrite
When Jun 09, 2017
from 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM
Where Pearson Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
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Between Broders: Exploring spaces of exclusion and belonging in global migration

9th June 2017, 9.30am – 6.00pm

Pearson Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

'Ours is a time of the triumph of borders, an epoch of border fetishism. Borders determine how the world looks. The map represents the world as a mosaic of unities, of nations, with clear outlines and distinct in different colours. Borders are constructed to designate difference.'

Khosravi, Shahram (2010) 'Illegal' Traveller: An Auto-Ethnography of Borders, London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1.

Today’s world is made up of divided nation states, each of its constituent parts following differing ideologies and varying degrees of securitised, patrolled and monitored frontiers. Our contemporary society is fragmented, characterized by spatial and symbolic, political, discursive, legal and social borders.

The UCL Migration Conference 2017 seeks to explore these borders setting and demarcating lines for exclusion and belonging. It invites us to reflect on various questions such as: Do these frontiers create difference? Are they a symptom of fragmented world views? Or are they merely forms of maintaining control, order and regular migration? How do these spaces affect identities?

This annual conference is convened by the MSc student on the interdisciplinary Global Migration program at University College London with the support of the Migration Research Unit and Refuge in a Moving World through the UCL Department for Geography.

The conference will offer a platform for students at UCL and beyond to reflect on a wide range of migration experiences which are characterized by a variety of global borders and boundaries. Speakers across an array of interdisciplinary topics will challenge differing notions of borders and highlight their importance for further thought and analysis.

Sign up to attend the Conference by visiting the Eventbrite page here.

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