2015

Panel Discussion – The Right to Have Rights: Statelessness and Citizenship in the 21st Century

The New School cordially invites you to an expert panel discussion on ‘The Right to Have Rights: Statelessness and Citizenship in the 21st Century’. Citizenship is the essential foundation of a person’s legal rights in the 21st Century. Yet, at least 15 million people worldwide are stateless. Although it is a worldwide problem, statelessness has …

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Dream City: Immigrant Experiences in Film – Feet in 2 Worlds – April 21st to 23rd

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility hosts the Feet in 2 Worlds film series entitled “Dream City: immigrant experiences in film.” In this project, independent filmmakers are producing works that go beyond popular narratives of immigration and take risks to tell new ones. The films in this series explore the cultural complexity of leaving one …

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Borderlands and “Borderman.” Towards a New Cosmopolis – Michel Agier

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility hosts a lecture by Michel Agier entitled Bordelands and “Borderman” – Towards a New Cosmopolis. Through the study of contemporary migrants’ experiences in Africa, Middle-East and Europe, this talk addresses the rising social importance of the “borderman,” that is, men and women in the move in precarious condition. Prof. Agier describes them as …

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Immigration, Identity, and Islam: Making sense of Europe’s Public Debates in the light of Charlie Hebdo and the “Islamization of Europe” – March 12th at 6.30pm

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility co-sponsors with the Conflict and Security Concentration of the Graduate Program in International Affairs and Global Studies the panel discussion Immigration, Identity, and Islam: Making sense of Europe’s Public Debates in the light of Charlie Hebdo and the “Islamization of Europe.” The Charlie Hebdo events in Paris led to heated arguments about …

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Managing Borders: An Interdisciplinary Conference on American Immigration – April 3 and 4 – Columbia

The Society of Fellows in the Humanities presents “Managing Borders: An Interdisciplinary Conference on American Immigration Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.” Presenters come from various disciplines for this two-day conference, including history, sociology, anthropology, literature, cultural studies, political science, and law, and from universities across the nation. The conference …

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Crossing Mexico / Migration & Human Rights In the Age of Criminal Politics Conference – March 10-13

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility invites you to the conference “Crossing Mexico / Migration & Human Rights in the Age of Criminal Politics.” These paired conferences seek to enrich understandings of—and bring visibility to—the increasingly complex and violent processes that characterize contemporary Mexican and Central American migration north. From the violent population displacements in Central …

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FORENSiS: Space and Violence at the Threshold of Detectibility – Eyal Weizman – March 16th at 6pm

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility hosts a lecture by Eyal Weizman entitled “FORENSiS: Space and Violence at the Threshold of Detectibility.” Forensic Architecture turns its counter forensic gaze to the frontiers of contemporary war. Forensic Architecture, an agency composed of artists, filmmakers and architectural researchers, uses architecture and its media representations to analyse and respond to political …

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The Humanities Action Lab (HAL) – A Global Dialogue on Incarceration

The Humanities Action Lab (HAL) – a Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility working group – held its first forum and session here at the New School on January 5th. An initiative spearheaded by both Liz Sevcenko and Claire Potter, the HAL working group aims to “bring together stakeholders from around the world to create …

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Ann Stoler Introduces the “Spatial Ordering of Exile: The Architecture of Palestinian Refugee Camps” – Watch the Video!

  by Ann Stoler Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies, New School for Social Research Alessandro Petti and Sandi Hilal are a team of two extraordinary architects who live permanently at Beit Sahour on the outskirts of Bethelem in Palestine. They have worked since 2007 to revitalize, reconstruct, take apart, and reconceive both …

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