Marcia Vera Espinoza in Radio JGM

On August 16, Marcia Vera Espinoza, MIGPROSP Post-doctoral Research Associate, was invited by the hosts of the radio show “Chile a todo color” to talk about migration trends and policies, in Chile and South America. Watch the full interview below (in Spanish).


The conference “The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance” was held on Thursday the 25th and Friday 26th May 2017, at the European University Institute, in Florence. The two-day event, organised by Andrew Geddes, welcomed 29 papers from around the world for analysing and discussing the present and future of migration governance in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Presenters and attendees debated on the drivers of migration, free movement of workers, shifting political paradigms in migration policies, and asylum seekers and securitisation, amongst other topics. The full program, presenters’ bios and abstracts, can be found here.

More information about the conference’s outputs will be posted soon on the conference’s page.


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Conference: The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance

25-26 May 2017, European University Institute, Florence


Diego Acosta (MIGPROSP co-investigator) visited Chile between March 17 and 25 for presenting his research on comparative migration law in South America to a number of audiences including the Universiy of Chile, the Catholic University, the Alberto Hurtado University and the Jesuit Service for Migrants. He also had various meetings with government officials, international organizations and NGOs for discussing the new project for a migration law in the country. His presentation at the University of Chile is available on youtube here.


On Thursday 22, we held a roundtable discussion with Dr Martin Ruhs, associated professor in Political Economy at Oxford University as our keynote speaker. Dr Ruhs presented his paper “Labour immigration policies in high-income countries: Variations across political regimes and varieties of capitalism”, followed by a discussion of the paper by Dr Genevieve LeBaron, Senior Lecturer in Politics, which triggered a stimulating dialogue with a multidisciplinary audience from Sociological Studies, Urban Studies and Planning, Politics, and members of the civil society.

Dr Ruhs’s talk was preceded by a presentation by members of the MIGPROSP team. Prof Andrew Geddes introduced the MIGPROSP project, highlighting the changing and dynamic character of international migration as a research topic. Dr Marcia Vera offered an overview of the most recent findings about migration governance in South America, and our MIGPROSP doctoral students Luca Lixi, Laura Foley, and Andrea Pettrachin, presented their PhD research.

Thanks very much to those who made it yesterday.


On March 07th, 2017, MIGPROSP PhD Researcher Michaela Bruckmayer was invited by Childreach International to participate in a panel discussion on child victims of human trafficking. The discussion was preceded by a showing of the film SOLD, which features the harrowing story of 13-year-old Lakshmi who is trafficked from Nepal to India and forced into prostitution. The film is based on a novel by Patricia McCormick and is shown at 12 different locations in the UK in order to raise awareness of Childreach International’s #thaughtnottrafficked campaign. The objective of the campaign is to prevent children from becoming victims of human trafficking by encouraging them to complete their education. Michaela contributed to the discussion with her expertise in children and migration, including trafficking, and her understandings of the governance of particularly vulnerable migrants.