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The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

Newsletter - Jun 2018





June 2018 










Welcome to the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement aims to build on strong institutional engagement by the University with one of the greatest societal challenges of the 21st Century, that of human movement, dispersal, mobility, and migration.


The Centre supports scholars in creating cross-disciplinary networks and partnerships within the University and with other universities and external agencies. We assist scholars with grant applications and aim to ensure impact. We support workshops and conferences, provide seed funding to support research bids, host visiting researchers and encourage associate membership. We also promote transdisciplinary teaching and capacity-building for students, researchers and scholars alike.


Want to know more? Feel free to email us at globalhumanmovement









Are you a Member?

Not yet? Then join us now by sending your name, title and department, description of your research interests in migration-related research, and titles of any relevant publications to Di Kennedy (





Call for Event Applications

The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement calls upon its members to propose events for the academic year 2018-19.

Would you like to set-up a reading group, a mini lecture series, a workshop or maybe a poetry slam? We look forward to your ideas! Facilities, catering and administrative support are on us.

Application Deadline: Please feel free to send a short outline of your proposed activity by July 6th, 2018 to Dr. Tugba Basaran (



Call for PhD/Post-Doc Workshop: Impeding Mobility - Understanding, Visualizing, Interpreting

29th June 2018 at King’s College London

This full-day workshop is for students of Sciences-Po, King’s College London and University of Cambridge, who have (quantitative or qualitative)e data  on impediments to mobility and on the logics of monitoring and surveillance. The aim will be to share data amongst ourselves and to work with students to attempt to visualize this data. Dr. Jonathan Gray, a specialist in data analysis and visualization techniques will be present as well as professors on the studies of mobility, migration, borders, security including Prof. Didier Bigo, Prof. Claudia Aradau, Dr. Leonie Ansems de Vries and Dr. Emma Mc Cluskey who will provide insight around student proposals. The workshop aims to provide a reflexive turn on activism, examining how technologies and the digital can help or block mobility by placing it under surveillance, but without necessarily stopping individuals. We hope this analysis of the re-articulation between the logic of passage, zones of free circulation, logic of Impeding mobility in a coercive way, and logic of surveillance integrating the digital will provide a better understanding of what are called in other approaches "crises", emergencies, exceptions to normal.


We invite students to participate who carry out research broadly fitting within the following themes: (1) The first theme focuses on the idea of "walls" broadly defined; fences, barriers and detention centres, at the American and European borders, but also the less spectacular "paper and electronic walls": Visas, Entry Exit Systems, PNR, as well as studies on surveillance technologies developed by private companies at local, national, European or international levels. (2) The second theme examines the funding mechanisms of technologies of impeding and monitoring mobility at air, land or sea borders.  This funding could be provided by states, by the European Union, or by international organizations. (3) The third theme focuses on socio-historical research, particularly focusing on the origins of the free movement areas and the organization of police exchanges and border control.


Application Deadline: If you would like to attend this workshop, please contact Dr. Tugba Basaran ( as soon as possible, but at the latest by Friday, 22nd of June. Please outline your research interest and its relation to the workshop. This is a small workshop and places are very limited.







Refugee Week 18 – 24 June 2018

This year Refugee Week celebrates its 20th birthday. Join the celebrations by completing one of their ’20 Simple Acts’ and sharing it on social media using #SimpleActs. See a list of all Cambridge events here



Discuss global migration challenges on Debating Security Plus │ 19-20 June 2018

Join a global online brainstorm hosted by Debating Security Plus. You can contribute to a VIP discussion by asking questions or proposing policy recommendations (participants below) or by start your own discussion.


It is not too late to register to participate, you can do this directly on their platform - here


Event information

The world is in the midst of an unprecedented migration crisis with over 65 million displaced people. This year will see the conclusion by UN members of two global compacts on refugees and migration, but a myriad of challenges remain. Millions of new displacements appear every year, and attitudes around the world, especially in the West, are hardening on forced migrants. What can be learnt from how different regions across the globe understand and address the linkages between migration, security and development?

From 19 June 09:00 CEST to 20 June 20:00 CEST, DS+ lets you engage with:

  • 19 June 09:00-10:00: Dirk Aßmann, Director-General at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • 19 June 14:00-15:00: Matina Stevis-Gridneff, Africa Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and European Young Leader
  • 19 June 15:00-16:00: Maureen Achieng, Chief of the International Organisation for Migration Mission in Ethiopia
  • 20 June 09:00-10:00: Christian Friis Bach, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation (2011 – 2013) and Secretary-General of the Danish Refugee Council
  • 20 June 12:00-13:00: Jérôme Oberreit, Secretary-General of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • 20 June 19:00-20:00: Robert Muggah, Co-Founder and Research Director of the Igarapé Institute, Brazil

Timing tbc: Maciej Popowski, European Commission Deputy Director-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations




Global Challenges Summer Picnic – 19th June

Darwin Island, Darwin College, 3.30-5.30 pm

Cambridge Global Challenges and the Centre for Global Equality invite you to their Summer Picnic –join them for a casual afternoon with the Cambridge global challenges community. It is a Bring-and-Share picnic: they will provide food and drinks but if you would like to bring extra refreshments they would be most welcome. Event details and registration here




Refugee Week – FILM Screening and Networking Event. Thurs 21 June 2018

Please join us as we team with The Cambridge Migration Society for a screening of the award-winning documentary film ‘8 Days, 8 Borders’ followed by a chance to meet with other people interested in migration as a research topic (snacks provided).


Hosted by The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement and The Cambridge Migration Society


Film Screening - 1pm - 2pm

Networking Event - 2pm - 3pm


Institute of Criminology, Room B4.

Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA


We do hope that you can join us, please RSVP to for catering purposes




Global Challenges Round Table – 29th June

Maxwell Centre, 2.00 – 5.00 pm

GCI runs Round Tables twice a year to give Cambridge researchers the opportunity to talk about research relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Speakers are encouraged to present on the progress of their research, and any difficulties they are facing working in developing countries. They invite you to apply to present your work and/or to participate in the discussions of the Easter 2018 edition of the programme.







CamPo Collaborative Research Grants Scheme now open

In November 2017, Cambridge and Sciences Po in Paris signed an ambitious agreement to fund early-stage projects in the social sciences and the humanities. The CamPo Collaborative Research Grants Scheme is designed to provide seed funding to early-state collaborations between the institutions, to build the basis for new research initiatives which can lead to larger-scale opportunities/collaboration in the future.  The scheme is intended to cover academic disciplines in social sciences, arts and humanities across all six Schools of the University. Further details can be found here

Application deadline: 29 June 2018. 


ERC Advanced Grants (ERC AdG) 2018

 A call for applications for ERC Advanced Grants, which provide up to €2.5 million over 5 years. Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements. The PI must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. Funding is open to proposals in any research area - as a result, it is a very competitive scheme. Further details can be found here

Application deadline: 30 August 2018






3 x Research Assistant / Associate Roles (Fixed Term)

Three positions are available in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge to work within the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre.  Position details at:

Applications close on 12th July 2018



Please contact Di Kennedy on ( ) if you have a vacancy to advertise




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