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Summer School on Migration Studies 2016

IOM International Organization for Migration Prague & Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague (Geographic Migration Centre) invites students (both graduate and undergraduate) as well as young professionals to attend 8th international Summers School on Migration Studies. The program will be held from 4th to 10th September 2016 in Prague. 

The seven days of lectures, workshops and discussions with experts will be unique opportunity to get familiar with different migration topics: integration, trafficking in human beings, migration and development, environmental migration, migration and gender, migration law and others.    

IOM Prague has implemented the Summer School every year since 2009. It was attended by more than 300 students and professionals from 50 countries who listed lectures presented by following experts:

Joaquín Arango, Professor of Sociology at the Complutense University of Madrid

Ronald Skeldon, University of Sussex

Heinz Fassmann, University of Vienna

Philippe De Bruycker, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Lori Hunter – University of Colorado in Boulder

Jiří Pehe, Director of the New York University in Prague

Frank Sharry, founder and executive director of ”America’s Voice”, Washington DC

Michael Dinwiddie, University of New York

Romi Mukherjee, Sciences Po-Paris

J.C. Mutchler, The University of Arizona

Many others distinguished experts from academia, IOM Geneva and Brussels, OSCE, state administration (Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Development Agency, ACIDI Portugal, MA17 Vienna, etc.), non-governmental organizations (La Strada, Charitas, etc.) as well as migrants’ organizations and communities.

For 2016 program following experts have confirmed participation so far:    

Adrian Bailey,  Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University - "Legal status matters" 

Ferruccio Pastore,  Director of FIERI International and European Forum for Migration Research in Torino - "The Euro-Mediterranean Refugee Crisis: A Southern European Perspective".

Irina Todorova - Counter-trafficking of Human Beings (THB) specialist IOM Brussels

Michal Kaplan - Director of Czech Development Agency

Dušan Drbohlav, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague - Migration Theories, Realities and Myths

Petra Ezzeddine, Ph.D., Faculty of Humanities, Charles University – Migration and Gender

Michal Vašečka, Masaryk University in Brno - Migration and Integration

Robert Stojanov, Geographic Migration Centre - Migration and Climate Change

Lucie Sládková, Chief of Mission IOM Prague - Trafficking in Human Beings

Salim Murad, University of South Bohemia and EMMIR - “The Mystery of Central Europe. Introduction into the Czech migratory experience”


and others

The program will have similar format to previous years - you can see programs, speakers, pictures, lectures etc from last 7 years at http://www.iom.cz/aktivity/past-summer-schools


The application process was terminated due the very high number of applicants on April 15th 2016. 


We are looking forward to seeing you on Summer School 2016! 

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