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Immigration politics in Dutch and European perspective - Lecture series on migration- and refugee policy in the Netherlands and Europe

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In November and December 2011 the Montesquieu Institute, in cooperation with the department of Public Administration and Campus The Hague of Leiden University, organizes a lecture series of eight lectures on migration- and refugee policy in the Netherlands and Europe.

Ostensibly, immigration is a phenomenon that has been on the political agenda as a hot issue for, at maximum, the past fifteen years. However, reality deviates from this image. The eight lectures will shed light on migration and refugee policy from different perspectives: hisotry, law, political science, public administration and international and European studies.



The programme for the series:





Wed. 9 Nov.

Lecture 1 – History of migration in Europe

Prof. Dr. Leo Lucassen

Thu. 10 Nov.

Lecture 2 –  History of the Dutch refugee policy

Drs. Kees Nagtegaal

Wed. 16 Nov.

Lecture 3 – Political relations and the creation of a refugee law

Dr. Job Cohen

Wed. 23 Nov.

Lecture 4 – Immigration and integration: framing and agendasetting in the Netherlands and Europe

Dr. Peter Scholten

Wed. 30 Nov.

Lecture 5 – Immigration law: methods en techniques

Prof. Mr. Peter R. Rodrigues

Wed. 7 Dec.

Lecture 6 – The role of the United Nations: UNHCR

Dr. Peter van Krieken

Wed. 14 Dec.

Lecture 7 – Immigration and asylum in Europe. The influence of populist parties on immigration policy

Dr. Sarah de Lange

Wed. 21 Dec.

Lecture 8 – The role of NGO's in policy-making on Dutch and European refugee policy

Mw. Trees Wijn


Note: This lecture series will be in Dutch, a more complete description of the content and information on enrollment can be found of the Dutch version of this website (click on the Dutch flag in the upper righthand corner).