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Indianapolis: Towards Resilient Migration Governance in Europe?

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

The Indianapolis Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, the Sagamore Institute, IUPUI, and Lutheran Child and Family Service will host a discussion and luncheon with Dr. Regine Paul, Political Scientist at Bielefeld University and JFK Memorial Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. 

There will be no charge to attend. RSVP here by March 25.

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?