Why do people migrate? What are the Pull and Push factors of migration? Who wins and who loses with migration? International migration has been steadily increasing in every region of the globe since the end of World War II. Over the past half century, individual mobility has increased exponentially and at the beginning of the 21st century approximately 200 million people resided outside of their country of birth – today, one out of 30 persons in the world is a migrant who lives abroad. International globalization has reinforced past trends, incurring greater interaction between peoples and societies. Yet, it has also given rise to cultural and ethnic isolation. International mobility is a major factor that shapes the world we live in. It is at the heart of social, cultural, religious, political, and economic interaction, and is a phenomenon to consider in dealing with the pressing issues of socio-economic and political change. Thus, this two-week program will examine the determinants, processes and outcomes of human migration as well as focus on the potential responses to population movements, immigration and refugee law and policy, the integration of immigrants into their host societies, and the effects of international migration on social, economic, demographic, foreign policy and national security concerns. It will also study internal displacement, with particular attention to the forced movements of people.
What students said
- I would love to share the intercultural experience that I had with my friends and colleagues and how beneficial it is to get to know other people and to learn about different cultures, because it makes you think in a different wayNhev, Salahaddin University, Iraq
- Throughout this wonderful two weeks my awareness that all humans are brothers and sisters and that we share one planet has been further increased. One world, one loveDavid, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
- The International Summer University is definitely part of those experiences which in some way changed my life. I am so gratefulBastien, Sciences Po Paris, France
- Most important was surely the personal exchange. Although I had the privilege to do my studies abroad and lived in an international environment for nearly 7 years, those two weeks were more “intercultural” than anything beforeFritz, Sciences Po Paris, Austria
- I learned to see and hear others. I want to share this experience with my family and my community and teach them to listen to and learn from one anotherAyoub, Al Quds University, Palestinian Authority
- The workshops, discussion and conversations outside lectures were some of the key elements of my learning experience as they provided an opportunity not only to get to know people but to form friendships. The candid nature of the workshops and discussions allowed a free flowing conversation, healthy arguments and an opportunity to put forth our point of views in the manner we wanted to. The flexibility of these situations encouraged students to engage into deeper analysis of topics and themes - small or big.Aamena, IHEID, Switzerland.
- I really deepened my knowledge about migration during those two weeks. I learned about the causes but also the effects of migration on social, economic, demographic, foreign policy and security concerns, which I thought was very interestingNdeye, Université Polytechnique de l’Ouest Africain, Senegal
- This two week program helped me realize that there are a lot more similarities than differences between young people regardless where they are from.Avigail, Tel Aviv Univresity, Israel
- I have not only made great friends and received incomparable insights into other cultures but also felt the actual intercultural experienceSinan, Sabanci University, Turkey
- The discussions with my fellow participants were the most important element of the program to me. Those conversations opened my eyes to many different points of view and gave me a greater understanding of the importance of intercultural communication.Ross, Johns Hopkins University, USA
- These two weeks allowed me to improve my English, both writing and speaking. I now feel more confident in speaking English and I am not afraid to speak in front of a small or large group of peopleBandiougou, Université Polytechnique de l’Ouest Africain, Senegal
Origin of the students (Class of 2016)
- Frédéric Abécassis
- Christophe Bertossi
- François Gemenne
- Mahammad Guluzade
- Fariz Ismailzade
- David S. Katz
- Saltanat Mammadova
- Etibar A. Najafov
- Elnur Nasibov
- Tudor Parfitt
- Lisa Monique Söderlindh
- Catherine Wihtol de Wenden
- Jala Garibova
His PhD focused on the structures of the Egyptian education market and its fluctuations during the liberal era. He highlighted the central role of the school in the process of community building (understood in the context of religious and national communities). He has published numerous articles on the history of education in the Mediterranean and on the history of the automobile in colonial situation in Egypt and Morocco. Both synthesis chapters he delivered on the Jews in the Muslim world in modern times in a collective work of reference were originally part of the questioning that led to the organization in 2010 of an international symposium in Essaouira, published in three volumes under the title: “La bienvenue et l’adieu, migrants juifs et musulmans au Maghreb”. His current research focuses on the history of postcolonial diasporas from the Maghreb.
He was previously a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick between 2001 and 2003 (UK). He has been a visiting fellow at New York University (2009) and, in France, at the Institute for Advanced Research/Collegium in Lyon (2010) as well as at the Max Planck Institute for the study of cultural and religious diversity of Gottingen (2015). He has coordinated several international collaborative research projects on citizenship and ethnicity, notably with Washington University in St. Louis, the American Sociological Association, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, and the Social Science Research Council in New York.
He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Aix-en-Provence, 2000).
His research mostly deals with populations displaced by environmental changes and the policies of adaptation to climate change. He has conducted field studies in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina, Tuvalu, China, Kyrgyzstan, the Maldives, Mauritius and Japan, after the Fukushima disaster.
He has been involved in a large number of international research projects on these issues, including the EACH-FOR project, for which he supervised research in Asia-Pacific and Central Asia. He also coordinated the DEVAST project, one of the first international projects to examine the social and political consequences of the Fukushima disaster. He has also been the scientific advisor of the exhibition ‘Native Land. Stop Eject’ at the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, in Paris. He has consulted for several organisations, including the International Organisation of Migration (IOM), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank, the ACP Observatory on Migration and the British government (Foresight). In 2010, he was awarded the ISDT-Wernaers Prize for achievement in the communication of science to the general public.
He holds a joint doctorate in political science from Sciences Po Paris and the University of Liege (Belgium). He also holds a Master in Development, Environment and Societies from the University of Louvain, as well as a Master of Research in Political Science from the London School of Economics.
He is also the director of the Sustainable Development series at Presses de Sciences Po, a leading French academic publisher, and the president of Ecosphere, a Brussels-based think-tank on environmental issues and human rights.
Mr. Ismailzade has done research at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C and Embassy of Azerbaijan in the US. His research interests include political affairs in the Caucasus and Central Asia, energy security, and development. He has presented papers at the symposiums at Heritage Foundation, MGIMO, Columbia University, Stanford University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, UCLA, Vienna Diplomatic Academy as well as at international conferences such as Association for Study of Nationalities (ASN), Wilton Park Conferences, Middle East Studies Association (MESA), German Marshall Fund and NATO Advanced Research Workshop.
Mr. Ismailzade has regularly published with Eurasianet.org, Transitions on Line, Jamestown Daily Monitor and Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Institute for War and Peace Report, East-West Institute, Analysis of Current Events, Freedom House and Caucasus Context. Most recently he co-edited the book “South Caucasus 2021: Oil, Democracy and Geopolitics” (2011, Jamestown Foundation Press, 2012) and “Azerbaijan in Global Politics: Crafting Foreign Policy” (2009, ADA Press).
She holds a Master degree in Languages from Azerbaijan University of Languages. Saltanat comes from Azerbaijan and speaks English, Russian and Turkish in addition to her native language, Azerbaijani.
Shortly afterwards he became lecturer in Hebrew at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He was successively, senior lecturer, reader and professor (Professor of Modern Jewish Studies) at SOAS where he founded the Centre of Jewish Studies and was its director from 1993 to 2006 and from 2010-11. He was also Chair of the Middle East Centre at SOAS. In 2012 he was Distinguished Visiting Scholar, (Global Engagement Program) at the University of Pennsylvania, Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow (Spring Term) at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute Harvard University (where he gave the Huggins Lectures in 2011) and Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research, Cape Town, South Africa. He is Honorary President of the International Society for the Study of African Jewry.
Over his career his chief academic interests have included Jews in Asia and Africa, the Sephardi/Mizrahi communities of the Muslim world, Jewish-Muslim relations, Hebrew and Hebrew Literature, Judaising Movements, Jewish genetic discourses and issues around race in modern times and the role played by the workings of the myth of the Lost Tribes of Israel throughout history. He has authored or edited 26 books and presented 10 documentaries for the BBC, PBS, Channel Four and the History Channel among others. His latest books are Black Zion ed. with Edith Bruder (Cambridge Scholars’ Press 2012); Black Jews in Africa and the Americas (Harvard University Press, 2013); ed. with Dario Miccolli and E. Trevisan-Semi, Memory and Ethnicity: Ethnic Museums in Israel and the Diaspora, (Cambridge Scholars’ Press 2013) and with Annette Fromm Gogodala: Transition and Revival, (Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University 2014.)
Prior to joining the agency, she has worked as a Programme Expert in Communication and Information at UNESCO (2014), a Communications Delegate at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (2010) as well as a Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Delegate at the Swedish Red Cross (2009).
She holds dual masters in Journalism, Communications and Media Studies from Stockholm University
She is a regular consultant for the OECD, the European Commission, UNHCR, and the Council of Europe. She is the Chair of the Research Committee on Migrations of the International Society of Sociology since 2002; a member of the Commission Nationale de déontologie de la sécurité from 2003 to 2011; a member of the editorial boards of ‘Hommes et migrations, Migrations société, and Esprit’.
She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Sciences Po.
Prof. Wihtol de Wenden (Sciences Po)
Prof. Wihtol de Wenden (Sciences Po)
INTERNATIONAL SUMMER UNIVERSITY FOR INTERCULTURAL LEADERSHIP
Migration and the future of International relations
JULY 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016
|SUNDAY, JULY 23, 24|
|During the day||Arrivals||TransfersPark Inn Hotel|
|01/10/1930 09:00||Welcome Address|
|11:00-15:00||Transfer to Guba||UNEC’s summer campus|
|17:00||Presentation of the Program by Mr. Radkin|
|21:00-22:30||Get together coctail with musical party|
|TUESDAY, JULY 26|
|09:00-10:30||Workshop||Selection of project themes and introduction of team research|
|11:00-12:30||Lecture||Why people migrate?Prof. Wihtol de Wenden (Sciences Po)|
|14:00-18:00||Workshop||Selection of project themes and introduction of team research|
|WEDNESDAY, JULY 27|
|09:00-10:30||Lecture||Migration in the age of GlobalizationProf. Wihtol de Wenden (Sciences Po)|
|11:00-12:30||Lecture||Human trafficking and migrant smugglingElnur Nasibov, ICMPD National PRoject Manager|
|20:30-22:30||“What?Where?When?” teambuilding quiz game||Presented by “Icheri Sheher” (“Old City”) intellectual Games Club (presentation & 24 questions)|
|THURSDAY, JULY 28|
|11:00-12:30||Lecture||Rights of foreigners in detention facilities: international law, standards and principlesProf. Mahammad Guluzada (Baku State University)|
|16:30-18:00||Lecture||Immigrant integration and the politics of identity in Western EuropeProf. Christophe Bertossi (IFRI)|
|FRIDAY, JULY 29|
|09:00-10:30||Lecture||Prof. Christophe Bertossi (IFRI)|
|SATURDAY, JULY 30|
|08:30-11:00||Transfer to Baku|
|11:00-11:30||Accomodation||Park Inn Hotel|
|11:30-13:30||Old City tour|
|13:30-14:30||Lunch||“Mugam Club” restaurant|
|14:30-18:30||Guided tour: Exhibitions at H.Aliyev Center|
|20:30-22:30||Night musical party||Park Inn Hotel|
|08:30-13:00||Guided tour: “Gala” museum & EcoSfera|
|13:00-14:30||Lunch by Ministry of Education||“Gala Bazar” restaurant|
|14:30-15:30||Transfer to hotel|
|16:00-18:00||“Special Guest’s Lecture||Baku and its surroundings
Mr. Fuad Ahundov
|MONDAY, AUGUST 1|
|08:30-11:00||Transfer to Guba|
|11:30-13:00||Lecture||European Multiculturalism and its Challenges
Prof. Frédéric Abecassis
|14:30-16:00||Lecture||France and Its Model of Integration
Prof. Frédéric Abecassis (Sciences Po)
|TUESDAY, AUGUST 2|
|09:00-10:30||Lecture||Improving public awareness on migration
Lisa Söderlindh, The Swedish Migration Agency
|11:00-12:30||Lecture||Hearing the voice of migrants and refugees
Lisa Söderlindh, The Swedish Migration Agency
|14:30-16:00||Lecture||Refugee and IDP crisis in Azerbaijan and the policy of building a multicultural and tolerant society
Mr. Fariz Ismailzade, Vice-rector for External, Government and Student Affairs, ADA University
|19:30-21:30||National cooking party|
|WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3|
|09:00-10:30||Lecture||Anthropocene and its victims: Why climate refugees matter
Prof. François Gemenne (ENS Lyon)
|11:00-12:30||Lecture||Climate geopolitics: international relations in a warmer world
Prof. François Gemenne (ENS Lyon)
|14:30-15:30||Lecture||Language Policy and Multiculturalism in Azerbaijan
Prof. Jale Mamadova, (The Institute of Languages)
|16:00-17:30||Workshop||Basics of International humanitarian Law and ICRC Mandate in Azerbaijan
Ms. Zhala Azizova Legal Advisor/IPL Responsible, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
|THURSDAY, AUGUST 4|
|09:00-10:30||Lecture||The Expulsion of the Jews from Spain (1492): Forced Migration, Trauma and Myth
Prof. David Katz (Tel Aviv University)
|11:00-12:30||Lecture||On the Lausanne Side, 1923: Population Exchange, Ethnic Cleansing and Migration
Prof. David Katz (Tel Aviv University)
|14:00-15:00||Lecture||Professor Dr. Etibar Najafov, Head Adviser of the Service of the State Counsellor for Multiculturalism, Interethnic and Religious affairs|
|15:00-18:00||Workshop||Presentation of Preliminary Team Research Papers
Supervised by Prof. David Katz (Tel Aviv University)
|FRIDAY, AUGUST 5|
|08:30-10:30||Transfer to Baku|
|10:30-11:00||Accomodation||Park Inn Hotel|
|11:30-12:30||Graduation and Closing Ceremony|
|14:30-18:00||Guided tour: Carpets museum, Flaq Square and Museum; transfer to hotel|
|SATURDAY, AUGUST 6|
|09:00-16:00||Transfer to Amburan Beach Club||Award and Closing Ceremony Lunch|
|16:00-16:45||Transfer to Hotel|
|AUGUST 6, 7, 8|
|During the day||Departures||Transfers|
Baku 2016: Academic program