Research event

International PhD Workshop on Migration and Integration

The Hertie School of Governance in Berlin invites PhD students to participate in a workshop on migration and integration, taking place on July 3-4, 2018. The event is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Berlin Institute for Empirical Research on Migration and Integration (BIM), and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the IPID4all programme “PHD GLOBAL”. Financial support is available to a limited number of students from universities abroad.

In recent years, international migration and the integration of immigrants and their descendants have acquired a great political and social relevance in Europe and beyond. They are poised to remain among the most polarising and policy-relevant topics in the coming decades. However, the debates and controversies surrounding migration and integration are not always supported by sound empirical analyses. In this context, the Hertie School would like to provide an interdisciplinary platform for young scholars to share and discuss their research.

Abstracts of papers focusing on – but not limited to – the following topics are welcome:

  • The analysis of international migration flows, including forced migration
  • Migration policies and migration flows
  • The integration of immigrants into their host countries, in its various dimensions (e.g., economic, social, political)
  • Family behaviour of immigrants
  • The societal and economic integration of the descendants of migrants
  • Political, social and demographic effects of migration on host societies

The aim of the workshop is for PhD students to present their work in an encouraging and relaxed peer environment. We are open to different theoretical and methodological approaches.

In addition we will have a keynote speech from Prof. Dr. Herbert Brücker, director of the BIM.

Workshop format: Participants will present their work in progress in one of the sessions. Fellow PhD stu-dents and senior scholars from the Hertie School and partner universities will be present to discuss the papers.

Submissions: Please apply by submitting an abstract (max. 300 words) and a CV by 30 April 2018. Applicants will receive a response by 15 May. Accepted applicants are expected to send an extended version (10 pages) 1-2 weeks before the workshop. Please send your applications to: samper[at]hertie-school[dot]org.

Organizing team: The workshop is organized by Michaela Kreyenfeld (PhD director), Herbert Brücker (BIM/HU/IAB), Verena Neumann (Associate for PhD Affairs), Gabriel Tarriba, and Cristina Samper.

Support: Travel and accommodation can be covered by the PHD GLOBAL project for participants affiliated with universities outside of Germany.