Myths and Realities of Migration

On 8 September 2016, Prof. Melissa Siegel delivered a public lecture as part of Maastricht’s Parcours of Art and Science (PAS Maastricht), a free festival organised by Maastricht University and Studium Generale.


Most people think they are familiar with the realities and nuances of migration. However, migration (including forced migration) has many nuances that are unclear to a lot of people. In the current public debate, there is a lack of evidence or real facts about the topic. Policy on the issue of immigration and integration is increasingly being made on the basis of populist politics, rather than evidence. It is time this changed. This lecture offered an opportunity to learn more about the realities of migration.

Thurs 8 September 2016 22:30-23:00
Location 3: Maastricht University Office (MUO)

About the speaker
Melissa Siegel is a Professor of Migration Studies and Head of Migration Studies at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and UNU-MERIT where she manages several migration research projects, coordinates the Migration Studies Specialisation as part of the Master’s Programme in Public Policy and Human Development and heads the Migration Management Diploma Programme. She also heads the Migration and Development research theme of the Maastricht Center for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE). She currently holds the Chair of the UNU Migration Network and positions as a Research Associate at the Center on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and an Associated Researcher at the International Migration Institute (IMI) at the University of Oxford.

Venue: Auditorium, MBB 4-6

Date: 08 September 2016

Time: 22:30 - 23:00  CEST