The Ethics of Migration beyond the Immigrant-Host State Nexus, 11-12 January 2018, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

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The Department of Ethics, Law and Politics at MPI-MMG and the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), European University Institute (EUI) organise a conference on “Ethics of Migration beyond the Immigrant –Host State Nexus” on 11-12 January 2018, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

This conference provides a forum to explore the following and related normative questions:


  •  Responsibility-sharing in refugee protection
  •  The right to control emigration
  •  Responsibilities towards expatriate citizens
  •  The ethics of diaspora politics
  •  The role of subnational governments and supranational institutions in migration regimes
  •  The role of non-state actors in migration management
  •  The ethics of resisting migration controls
  •  Migration and interpersonal morality


In doing so, it hopes to contribute to a more comprehensive debate on migration ethics, one that moves beyond the focus on what migrants and host states owe each other, to examine the complex structure of rights and duties migrants, sending states, host states, different levels of government, nonstate actors, and ordinary citizens hold vis-à-vis each other.


Keynote speakers include Michael Blake (University of Washington), Valeria Ottonelli (University of Genova), David Owen (University of Southampton), Matthew Gibney (University of Oxford) and Rainer Bauböck (EUI).

The conference also features the photography exhibition ‘The Game’ by Mario Badagliacca.

For more information about the conference, please consult the EUI event page.
Call for papers – Closed (Deadline: 1 October 2017)

See the photos of the event