Changing Realities of Migration and Mobility. A Swiss Perspective. 2nd Annual Conference of the nccr – on the move.
Neuchatel, 23 – 24 June 2016
The 2nd Annual Conference of the nccr – on the move offers a platform for discussing the contemporary “turbulence of migration and mobility” from different disciplinary, theoretical and methodological angles. In many ways, Switzerland offers a laboratory for understanding the changing regimes and realities of migration and mobility.
In fact, the Swiss “case” might act as a prism for disentangling these transformations, which are arising as a result of (1) the liberal demand for labor, (2) securitization and anti-immigrant sentiments as well as (3) multilevel governance and human rights discourses. All three have been particularly pronounced in Switzerland.
Call for Workshops and “Pecha Kucha”
Researchers from anthropology, demography, economics, geography, law, political science, sociology and other relevant fields will discuss the intersections and contradictions between the legal orders, societal dynamics and economic drivers underpinning the contemporary realities of migration and mobility.
Workshop slots of 2 hours allow for deepening the ongoing discussion among experts of the field. Therefore, it is suggested that the workshops assemble three papers and one discussant to offer enough space for discussion.
The conference will host a Pecha Kucha panel. Pecha Kucha has been proliferating as an entertaining way of discussing scientific projects. It is a PowerPoint performance with 20 slides, which are projected for a fixed duration of 20 seconds each. It is especially suited for presenting “out of the box” and explorative scientific reflections.