What you should know about migration! (part of UM Star Lectures - only UM alumni can register for this event)

Prof. Dr. Melissa Siegel, UNU-MERIT

What you should know about migration!

The topic of migration is plagued by misconceptions and misinformation. In her lecture, Dr. Siegel will discuss what we all actually should know about migration - from understanding who is considered a migrant, to where migrants and specifically refugees are being hosted and where they are coming from. Furthermore, she will discuss common misconceptions about migrants as individuals and groups, as well as how migration and development interact.

Melissa Siegel is a Professor of Migration Studies at UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University. She is co-director of the Maastricht Center for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE), currently holds the Chair of the UNU Migration Network and is a research associate at the Center on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford. She is also on the advisory board of the Migration Policy Center, EUI as well as the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS). She has advised, worked on and headed projects for several governments and international organisations. She is also regularly involved in migration-related trainings/capacity building for governments and international organisations, as well as teaching at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level.

Note: the lecture will be in English

Register here. Registration closes on 1 March. Don't wait too long: capacity is limited. If you have any questions, please contact alumni@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Who UM Alumni*
When Thursday 16 March 2023
Time 19.30 till approx. 22.30 
Tickets Free entrance, register here
* Please note that only UM alumni can register for this event. You may bring a guest: don't forget to register this person too. 

Venue: Paris (specific venue TBA)

Date: 16 March 2023

Time: 19:30 - 22:30Β Β CET