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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 Essex
  • Professor 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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