Welcoming displaced scholars

Between soft power diplomacy, solidarity, and policy making
Dans le cadre de la quatrième édition de l’International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP4) | Montreal, du 26 au 28 juin 2019

Date limite d’envoi des propositions : 30 janvier 2019

Table-ronde organisée par Pascale LABORIER (Paris Nanterre/UPL), Asli VATANSEVER (Berlin/RE:WORK), Esmeray YOGUN (LISE, Cnam). 

This panel is dedicated to the analysis of the development of historical, sociological, political and economic approaches both in public policies and private initiatives for supporting refugees and displaced scientists.   Our purpose is to stimulate an exchange of ideas on the issue of displaced academics on a historical, theoretical as well as public policy-level. Offering a multidisciplinary platform for discussion, this panel aims to analyze the conditions on the policy and practical level, as well as the causes and consequences of various challenges currently facing endangered scholars. It aims at contributing to the discourse on displaced academics on several interrelated levels. All paper proposals welcome that reflect a wide variety of perspectives on endangered scholars and practice, especially those that deal with theoretical and practical issues. This panel seeks to stimulate an exchange of ideas on the issue of displaced academics on a historical, theoretical as well as public policy-level local or national. For this purpose, we encourage paper proposals exploring the limits of the existing coping mechanisms such as the short-termed philanthropic initiatives or at-risk-fellowship grants to endangered scholars. Research questions in this panel include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Limits and opportunities of the existing rescue mechanisms for endangered scholars
  • Forced academic migration in historical perspective
  • The issue of academic migration from the view of the academic labor markets in the receiving countries
  • Possible results of academic migration for the future of knowledge production and academic exchange
  • The challenges on the policy-level
  • Discussion of integration policies of the EU and other host countries (Are those host countries prepared enough to channel the highly skilled labor force they are receiving into their innovative sectors?)
  • Comparative integration policies in and out of EU

The main task of the panel consists to discuss the methods and the concepts of a political sociology perspective on the policy process. All papers which can contribute theoretically, methodologically or empirically to this approach are welcome.

Submission of papers that reflect a wide array of approaches to the solutions existing or in progress and potential perspectives to address the welcoming of endangered scholars will also be encouraged.

En savoir plus : http://www.ippapublicpolicy.org/conference/icpp4-montreal-2019/panel-list/10

Crédit illustration : Alexandre Duret-Lutz, Settlers of Catan (cc by-sa 2.0)