5 December 2016

CONFERENCE 2 JUNE 2017

International Migration: Trends and Challenges

8.00 Registration

9.00 Opening session: Welcome addresses to IUC and to the conference

Croatian Minister of Science Mayor of Dubrovnik Prefect of Dubrovnik-Neretva County Chair of the Council Director General

Session chair: Professor Sigmund Grønmo

9.45 Global migrations: Trends and triggers

Keynote presentation by Professor Ivan Šimonović, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect

Questions and comments

Session chair: Professor Krunoslav Pisk

10.45 Attitudes to immigration in different European countries

Keynote presentation by Professor Anthony Heath, University of Oxford

Questions and comments

Session chair: Professor Gunn Birkelund

11.45 Coffee break

12.15 The current refugee situation in Europe: Economic, political, social and cultural perspectives

Professor Hans Vorländer, Technical University of Dresden Professor Marija Babović, University of Belgrade Dr. Maja Korać, University of East London

15 minutes each for introduction, 15 minutes for discussion among panelists, rest of the time for open discussion

Session chair: Professor Milena Dragičević Šešić

13.30 Lunch

14.30 Integration of immigrants: Problems and possibilities for nation states

Professor Walther Ch. Zimmerli, Humboldt University Professor Derrick Swartz, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (tbc) Professor Saša Božić, University of Zadar

15 minutes each for introduction, 15 minutes for discussion among panelists, rest of the time for open discussion

Session chair: Professor Damir Boras

15.45 Coffee break

16.15 Refugees, economic migrants and climate migrants: Cross-national migration as a global challenge

Professor Terry Coonan, Florida State University (tbc)Dr. Neli Demivera, University of EssexProfessor Hans Joachim Seitz, University of Hamburg

15 minutes each for introduction, 15 minutes for discussion among panelists, rest of the time for open discussion

Session chair: Professor Lee Kendall Metcalf

17.30 End of the program

18.00 Cultural program (IUC Courtyard)

19.30 Dinner

16th COUNCILMEETING

Saturday, 3 June 2017

9.00 – 13.00 IUC Council meeting

13 – 13.30 In remembrance of Ivan Supek – the ceremony of naming the ground floor conference hall with the name of Ivan Supek, founder of IUC

13.30 – 15.00 Lunch

15.00 First meeting of the new Executive Committee


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