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Migration: Spain is not the new Greece (nor even Italy)

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Dr Nando Sigona explains why we shouldn't treat Spain as a new Greece or Italy as far as irregular sea crossings are concerned
Date:
23/08/2018

Mutating faces of the state?

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This new article, explores how austerity, welfare conditionality and the hostile environment combine to effect policy and practice towards new migrants.
Date:
20/08/2018

Global Forum on Migration and Development

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IRiS Deputy Director, Dr Nando Sigona presented at the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Thematic Workshop - Children and Youth on the Move: Implementing Sustainable Solutions, in partnership with UNICEF.
Date:
27/07/2018

Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) celebrates the success of its international Welfare Bricolage Project (UPWEB)

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The UPWEB project ran its final symposium at ISCTE, The University Institute of Lisbon, on the 27 and 28 June 2018.
Date:
03/07/2018

Welcoming refugees in the UK

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Director of IRiS Professor Jenny Phillimore in the Birmingham Brief: 'With the UK's Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme and Community Sponsorship Programme for refugees escaping conflicts in the Middle East, refugees have been resettled to many places in the UK that have very little experience of diversity, let alone refugees. What can these places do to welcome refugees?'
Date:
22/06/2018

Black history is still largely ignored, 70 years after Empire Windrush reached Britain

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April-Louise Pennant and Dr Nando Sigona write for The Conversation.What is the legacy of the Empire Windrush for black Britishness today? The arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks on June 22, 1948 marked a watershed moment in the recent history of immigration to Britain. The day before the ship arrived from the Caribbean, the Evening Standard sent an airplane to photograph the vessel as it approached Britain. The photo appeared on the front page under the headline: "Welcome to Britain! Evening Standard plane greets 400 sons of Empire." But the reception of the new arrivals was far from unequivocally positive.
Date:
22/06/2018

University of Birmingham leads research for WMCA Leadership Commission Report

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The West Midlands Combined Authority's (WMCA) Leadership Commission Report 2018, was launched by Andy Street CBE, the Mayor of the West Midlands and presented at a city centre event on Thursday 14 June.
Date:
14/06/2018

New Article by IRiS Deputy Director, Nando Sigona

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Out now: "Navigating the Central Mediterranean in a Time of 'Crisis': Disentangling Migration Governance and Migrant Journeys", is an interesting new article by Nando Sigona and his MEDMIG colleague Simon McMahon in Sociology journal, 52(3). The article is included in a special issue on "Migration and crisis in Europe".
Date:
05/06/2018
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