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Speed Geeking the Many Dimensions of Migration

Michaelmas Term 2018 / 8 November 2018, Convened by REMINDER

Kellogg College Hub, Banbury Road, Oxford

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International migration can be a massive, multi-layered and mind-bending subject, so the REMINDER Project (based at COMPAS) decided to compress everything you need to know about EU migration into a set of six minute presentations. Academics had to cut the waffle and race against the clock to share their innovative and exciting research.

We hear a lot about the impacts of migration in the EU, but

  • What are the real costs and benefits?
  • How do the impacts of the free movement of EU citizens differ from the impacts of people coming to Europe from outside the EU
  • Are the impacts the same for all EU member states?
  • On top of this, why are political and media debates about migration, and public attitudes towards it, so different in different EU member states? 

All of these questions, and many more, were answered by the (definitely panicking) team as they charged valiantly through 20 images that explain their project, each of which were only displayed for a maximum of 20 seconds. The presentations were followed by a Q&A session at the end, where presenters and audience could delve deeper.

A blog based on the event can be read here.

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This event was recorded on 8 November 2018 at Kellogg College, University of Oxford and was part of the 2018 ESRC Festival of Social Science.

The REMINDER project is a Horizon2020-funded suite of research bringing together multiple strands of the social sciences to develop a comprehensive analysis of the impacts of migration, and how those impacts are mediated and politicised.

This event was part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. ESRC is part of UK Research and Innovation which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.