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Invitation to seminar: Perspectives on the Industry of Border Control in a Warming World

Invitation to seminar: Perspectives on the Industry of Border Control in a Warming World

All interested are welcome!


26.05.2017 kl. 09.30 - 14.00


The 21st century will see increased levels of migration world-wide, particularly in the face of a warming world undergoing complex climatic changes, transforming old and new mobility trends. At the same time, the renaissance of nationalistic politics and the emergence of border security as big business across the world, means that border control is becoming more militarized, and the lines between private and public interests are increasingly blurred. This, in turn, greatly impacts the landscapes and opportunities of migration. You are hereby invited to a public seminar derived from a forthcoming book on Routledge, in which the authors, April Humble, Martin Lemberg-Pedersen and Richa Kumar, examine:

In what form securitized borders are emerging across the globe and how border security developments are overlapping with climate hotspots.

The political economy and financialization of the border security industry as well as how blurred boundaries, migration control and displacement-dynamics trace back to colonial times.
The actors within today’s security field, focusing on the vectors, and trajectories of security professionals inside the border industry.

Friday, May 26th 2017

9:30 – 9:45 Coffee and welcome
9:45 – 10:00 Introduction to the book project
10:00 – 10:45 April Humble, Researcher, Climate Service Center Germany: Border security meets climate change and migration
10:45 – 11:30 Dr. Martin Lemberg-Pedersen, Assistant Professor, Global Refugee Studies: Outsourcing European Border Control: Externalization, Containment and Profit
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 13:15 Richa Kumar, PhD Fellow, University of Kent: The Security Bazaar: Actors, Relations, Practices
13:15 – 13:30 Coffee
13:30 - 14:00 Q & A


Signing up for the seminar takes place by mail to Martin Lemberg-Pedersen: lemberg@cgs.aau.dk.


Global Refugee Studies, Department of Culture and Global Studies


Aalborg University, South Harbour Campus, Copenhagen. Room: ACM15(A) 2.1.043

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