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World in Motion

Please note this event takes place on the 1st floor and has no step-free access. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
The Castle, 34-35 Cowcross St, Farringdon,
London EC1M 6DB
People around the globe have always been in constant motion, but in recent years this has become a central point of discussion. Come to learn about the reasons behind their decisions, the challenges some of them face when they choose to go back home and how current policies might reshape the rules of the game in the near future.

Pint of Science goodies to be won during the night!

What will the UK’s ‘post-Brexit’ migration policy look like?

While the exact date remains unclear, the UK Government works on an assumption that EU exit will take place in 2019. Key to their preparations, driven by a view that migration was central to the Leave campaign’s success, is the development of a future migration policy. By examining current policy towards non-EU migrants, and placing this in a global historical context, my talk will consider what future UK migration policy may look like. I will ask whether a model of temporary ‘mobile migrants’ is replacing older ‘permanent settler’ forms of migration: and explore the potential consequences.

How are 'returning foreign fighters' changing the way we think about space and time?

The issue of 'returning foreign fighters' has recently received renewed attention. Discussions about returnees tend to centre on either their legal status as 'foreign' to the conflicts they join, or the violence they are associated with as 'fighters'. My talk will show what we might see if we shift our analytical focus to the more banal concept of 'return'. We all know what it means to return, yet political debates and legislation around 'foreign fighters' reveal how this everyday concept is increasingly employed in ways that shift how we think about space, time, and state sovereignty.