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Seminar 2: Migrants, ethnic minorities, Muslims as objects of global surveillance

Whose Security? Migration-(In)security Dilemmas Ten Years After 9/11(Research Councils UK Global Uncertainties Programme)

Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations Politics &International Relations

Seminar 2: ‘Migrants, Ethnic Minorities, Muslims as Objects of Global Surveillance.’

Thursday 29th September 2011

Gartree & Rutland Suite, 4th floor of Charles Wilson


10:30 Welcome and coffee
11:00 - 12:30

Session 1 (Chair: Dr Khursheed Wadia, University of Warwick)

Natalia Ribas-Mateos (Universidad de A Coruña) “The Border Shift.”Minas Samatas (University of Crete) “Post- 9/11 Global Surveillance, ‘Smart Borders,’ Racial and other types of Profiling and Social Sorting.”Discussion

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Session 2 (Chair: Gabriella Lazaridis, University of Leicester)

Stuart Croft (University of Warwick) “Securitising Islam”Anastassia Tsoukala (University of Paris) “When Criminalisation Meets Risk : Immigration Databases in France”.Discussion

15:30 – 16:00 Tea/ coffee break
16:00– 18:00 Session 3 (Chair: TBA)

Robert Lambert (European Muslim Research Centre, University of Exeter) “Countering Terrorism without creating ‘Suspect’ Communities”Mark Maguire (Department of Anthropology, National University of Ireland Maynooth) “L'etat de religion: the margins of the state, and politics of the everyday”Discussion

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

University Road




Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2522

A buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided. Registration is essential as places are limited.

The seminar will take place at Gartree & Rutland Suite on the 4th floor of Charles Wilson:

Charles Wilson Building

University of Leicester

University Road



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