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Seminar 1: The Securitisation of Migration

Wednesday 29th June 2011

Seminar Room F204, Millburn House, University of Warwick



10:30-10:50 Welcome and coffee
10:50-11:00 Introduction to the seminar series
11:00-12:30 Session 1 (Chair: Danièle Joly, Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick)
  • Andrew Neal (Politics & International Relations, University of Edinburgh)
    “Securitization and Risk: Security as Practice”
  • Nicholas De Genova (Goldsmiths, University of London)
    “Securitization and the Production of Mobility as Menace”
12:30–13:30 Lunch
13:30–15:00 Session 2 (Chair: Gabriella Lazaridis, University of Leicester)
  • Vicki Squire (Department of Politics & International Studies, Open University)
    “The Securitization of Migration: an Absent Presence?”
  • Don Flynn (Migrant Rights Network, London)
    “What is Driving Security? Fear of Terrorism or Fear of Immigrants?”
15:00–15:15 Tea
15:15–16:45 Session 3 (Chair: To be confirmed)
  • Mogens Hobolth (European Institute, London School of Economics)
    “Wanted and Unwanted Travellers: Explaining Similarities and Differences in European Visa Practices”
  • Francesco Luciani (Policy Officer, DG Home Affairs, EU Commission)
    “The Nexus between Migration in the Mediterranean and Security from a Brussels Perspective”


For Registration and further information

Please contact:

Dr Khursheed Wadia
Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations
University of Warwick

Tel: +44(0)247 652 3970
Dr Gabriella Lazaridis
Department of Politics and International Relations
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2522



Speaker Biographies

This is a free event, registration is essential as places are limited.

A buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided.

University of Warwick, Institute for Advanced Study, Room F204 located at:

Millburn House
Millburn Hill Road
University of Warwick Science Park

Directions to Millburn House

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