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      Migration & Border Games: Interlegality and Crisis in the European Union in Melbourne

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      August 15, 2019

      Thursday   5:00 PM

      174 Collins Street
      Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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      Migration & Border Games: Interlegality and Crisis in the European Union

      Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre is proud to host Professor Maartje van der Woude (Leiden University) to present a public lecture on ‘Migration & Border Games: Interlegality and Crisis in the European Union’. Thursday 15 August 2019, 5:30-6:30pm with drinks & canapes to follow Seminar Rooms 2 & 3, Monash Conference Centre, Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne The upsurge of nationalism and extreme right, anti-immigrant, sentiments may seem at odds with the spirit of the European Union, a spirit of unity, solidarity and harmony. Yet, looking at the extent to which migration law has been harmonized, but also at the different ways in which European member states have responded to the increased numbers of migrants entering the European Union since 2015, it seems safe to say that the continent is – rather unsuccessfully – trying to grapple with a new reality of increased mobility and the impossibility to control the expression of the freedom of movement of the human species on a global scale. The result is, a mish mash of national measures, practices and legal procedures that do not necessarily serve the broader purpose of the union. By highlighting and explaining the multiscalar nature of immigration and border control in the European Union, this talk aims to illustrate how different European Member states are involved in “jurisdictional games” both on a local and a national level. These border games seem to become most visible in times of crisis but in fact can be traced back to the very early deliberations on the 1985 Schengen Agreement, the Agreement that would allow for the freedom of movement for persons in the European Union. View the flyer for this event here. About the speaker: Maartje van der Woude is Professor of Law and Society at Leiden University (the Netherlands) and holds her chair in the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society. She is also affiliated with the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo and the Center for the International Comparative Study of Criminology at the University of Montreal. Her work examines the politics and dialectics of terrorism/crime control, immigration control and border control in the European Union and the growing merger of all three, also referred to as the process of crimmigration She is currently working on a 5-year research project - “Getting to the Core of Crimmigration” - that was funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) by means of one of the competitive VIDI grants. In 2018 Van der Woude won the Young Scientist Award in the Humanities for her work on immigration and border control in Europe. Maartje van der Woude appears as a guest of the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre at Monash University. For further information please contact Kieran Hegarty:

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