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Climate mobilities webinar on November 18 - featuring Dr. Ingrid Boas

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November 11, 2020

As part of Dr. Ingrid Boas's visiting fellowship at the Migration Policy Centre of the European University Institute, Dr. Boas is holding a webinar on climate mobilities. You can find the description and invitation below.

Climate mobilities:

Migration, im/mobilities, and climate change

Webinar event brought to you by the European Migration Policy Centre. You are free and welcome to join; registration is mandatory to attend.

Date: November 18, 2020

Time: 15:00-16:15

What is this webinar about?

(information below sourced from EU Migration Policy Centre website)

'The relation between climate change and human migration is often understood in relatively narrow terms. The predominant assumption is that climate change is directly causing millions of people to move from the Global South to the Global North. This webinar seeks to critique, open-up and pluralize this understanding. We put forward a ‘climate mobilities’ perspective to highlight the diversity of mobility responses in the context of climate change; to examine how these connect with other mobilities (of people, ideas, or matter); and to make sense of their political nature, including the role for mobility justice.'

Speakers:

Ingrid Boas, EUI Fellow at the Migration Policy Centre, Italy; Associate Professor at the Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Carol Farbotko, Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia

Ethemcan Turhan, Assistant Professor, Department of Spatial Planning and Environment, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Mimi Sheller, Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department of Sociology, Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy, Drexel University, USA

Chair:

Andrew Geddes, Chair in Migration Studies, Director of the Migration Policy Centre, EUI. '