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Breakfast Briefing Series 5

October 2014 - June 2015, 8:30am - 9:45am

Institute for Strategic Dialogue, 48 Charles Street, London W1J 5EN

At the Breakfast Briefing series COMPAS seeks to make available and discuss topical, cutting edge research on migration and migration related issues. 

17 October: How did the UK national press portray Bulgarians and Romanians prior to the lifting of transitional controls on 1 January 2014?

Previous Breakfast Briefings

Global Onward Migration: Who Moves On and Why?

Monday 22 September, 9:30 - 17:30
64 Banbury Road

Convened by: Ayumi Takenaka 

Much immigration research has focused on one-time migration, typically from developing countries to developed ones. Yet, more and more migrants today move multiple times, either intentionally or otherwise. Who moves on, where, and why, as opposed to who stays and who returns? In this workshop, we will collectively explore these questions by focusing on various case studies around the world.


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Political Desire in / of Europe: Sites, Subjects, and Forms of Politics

October 10 - 11
64 Banbury Road

Convened by: Dace Dzenovska, COMPAS/ISCA, University of Oxford and Nicholas De Genova, Kings College London

Ever since the collapse of Second World state socialisms and the demise of Third World projects of decolonization and anti-imperialist liberation struggles, amidst the attendant neoliberal triumphalism as well as the ensuing resuscitation of securitarianism in the form of the so-called Global War on Terror, political imaginaries of a unitary and universal revolutionary subject have been deeply troubled, if not derailed altogether.  Consequently, scholars and activists alike have been on the lookout for signs of the emergence of new political subjects and new sites of radical or emancipatory politics. Particularly in the aftermath of the global economic crisis, this quest has gained still more acute momentum worldwide. Time seems ripe for new formations of social struggle and political action.

This workshop brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars in order to develop a conversation about emerging subjects and sites of politics. Workshop participants will critically engage the relationship between coloniality and Europe, consider the formation of normative and unruly subjects of politics, as well as debate political possibilities engendered by particular forms of politics. The workshop will consider these diverse engagements with contemporary political imaginaries and practices both in the political landscape and in critical scholarship about it from within the situated and contested perspective of Europe.


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Exploring Diaspora through the Arts: Call for Artists

Saturday, 1 November
The Old Fire Station, George Street, Oxford

This event, organised by the Oxford Diasporas Programme, aims to bring together artists, scholars, students and the general public to explore aesthetic manifestations and representations of diasporas, and reflect on what the arts contribute to diaspora studies. Displays will take a range of forms of expression, including photography painting, tapestries, digital art, music, literature, story-telling, monologues, spoken word etc. 

For more information please visit MigrationOxford