Uncertain States - DISKURSE Jochen Oltmer: "Migration und Flucht: Die Vergangenheit der Gegenwart"
Jochen Oltmer conducts research on migration and is board member of the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück. In his lecture, Oltmer will clarify the voluntary and forced migration through the historical lens, i.e. how both have been integral parts of the world’s history and how they have evolved over time.
Dr. Jochen Oltmer is Associate Professor for Modern History and a member of the board of the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at Osnabrück University. His recent publications on the history of migration include: Handbuch Staat und Migration in Deutschland vom 17. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart, (ed.), Berlin/Boston 2016; Globale Migration. Geschichte und Gegenwart, Munich 2016 (2nd revised edition); Migration vom 19. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert, Berlin/Boston 2016.
DISKURSE, a series of lectures and discussions, addresses today's key issues. Europe is facing challenges such as xenophobia, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. What are the causes of this new fundamentalism? How can the growth of right-wing populism and racism be curbed and overcome? How can immigration policies be improved? And what role does art have to play in coping with the crisis?
The 12 lectures by prominent representatives of migration studies, political science, sociology, philosophy, and art scholarship will be accompanied and commented on by the young team from Polis180, the grassroots think tank for foreign and European policy. The series will be available online at www.adk.de/uncertain-states.
In cooperation with the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and Polis180. All dates of the series can be found here.