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The US-Mexico border fence and barbed wire at Nogales, Arizona © Ignatian Solidarity Network (CC BY-NC 2.0)
The US-Mexico border fence at Nogales, Arizona, 2019

Michaelmas term seminar series convened by Professor Matthew Gibney and Professor Tom Scott-Smith.

Time and location

Seminars take place on Wednesdays from 5.00-6.00pm on Zoom.

Registration links are provided for each seminar below.

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Michaelmas term seminars

21 October

Deporting extremists: a qualified defence

Rutger Birnie (European University Institute)



28 October

Carceral junctions - stuckness and connectedness in camps

Professor Simon Turner (Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen)



4 November

Unlivable life: ordinary disasters and the atmosphere of crisis in Haiti

Professor Greg Beckett (University of Western Ontario)



11 November

Reflecting on Refugia

Dr Nick van Hear (COMPAS, University of Oxford)



18 November*

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2020

Democracy after Right-Wing Populism

Professor Jan-Werner Mueller (Princeton University)



25 November

‘Belongers’ and ‘non-belongers’: dividing citizens in 1968

Deirdre Troy (Queen Mary University of London)



2 December

Refugees and racial capitalism: what ‘integration’ in the labour market means

Professor Elizabeth C Dunn (Indiana University)