Oct 18, 2018, 10:00 am3:00 pm
019 Bendheim Hall
  • Open To Public
  • RSVP Required



Event Description

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will host a Public Workshop on "The Future of Migration within and from the African Continent: Effects for Europe” on Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in 019 Bendheim Hall. The workshop will be co-chaired by Dr. Barbara Buckinx and Prof. Wolfgang Danspeckgruber. To attend all or part of the workshop, please RSVP to Angella Sandford. The workshop is a feature of the second module of the LISD Fall 2018 Seminar Series: Emerging Foreign and Security Dimensions. 

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for International Security Studies, Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, the Woodrow Wilson School, the EU Program and the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. 


The workshop schedule is:

10-10:15: Welcome, Wolfgang Danspeckgruber (Founding Director, LISD)

10:15-11:15am: Loren Landau (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa) with Caroline Wanjiku Kihato (University of Johannesburg, South Africa) and Hannah Postel (Princeton University): The future of mobility and migration within and from Sub-Saharan Africa

11:15-12:15pm: Ibrahim Awad (American University of Cairo, Egypt): The future of mobility and migration within and from North Africa

12:15pm: Working Luncheon with brief presentations by the speakers including Prince Stefan von und zu Liechtenstein (Liectenstein Languages (LiLa))

1:30pm: Discussant, Barbara Buckinx (LISD); Q&A and conversation

2:45pm: Closing remarks


Dr. Ibrahim Awad is a political scientist and political economist. At present, he is a professor of practice of global affairs and the director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at The American University in Cairo. He holds a BA in political science from Cairo University and a PhD in political science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, University of Geneva, Switzerland. He has worked for the League of Arab States, the United Nations and the International Labor Organization, holding positions such as secretary of the commission, UN-ESCWA; director, ILO Sub-Regional Office for North Africa; and director, ILO International Migration Program.  


Dr. Caroline Wanjiku Kihato is WIEGOs Urban Policy Program director, a Visiting Associate Professor at Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg, and a Global Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington DC. Her career has involved both teaching and conducting research in the academy and the non-profit sector in Southern and Eastern Africa. In 2011, she received a MacArthur grant on Migration and Development and spent a year as a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), Georgetown University, Washington DC. She was previously a Policy Analyst at the Development Bank of Southern Africa and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is the author of Migrant Women of Johannesburg: Life in an in-between City (Palgrave Macmillan) and co-editor of Urban Diversity: Space, Culture and Inclusive Pluralism in Cities Worldwide (Johns Hopkins). 


Dr. Loren B. Landau is the South African Research Chair in Human Mobility and the Politics of Difference based at the University of the Witwatersrand’s African Centre for Migration & Society. A publicly engaged scholar, his interdisciplinary work explores human mobility, community, and transformations of political authority. He has published widely in the academic and popular press and is a frequent media resource on regional and global migration policy debates. Publications include The Humanitarian Hangover: Displacement, Aid, and Transformation in Western Tanzania (Wits Press); Forging African Communities: Mobility, Integration, and Belonging (Palgrave);  I Want to Go Home Forever: Stories of Becoming and Belonging in South Africa’s Great Metropolis (Forthcoming, Wits Press); Contemporary Migration to South Africa(World Bank); and Exorcising the Demons Within: Xenophobia, Violence and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa (UN University Press/Wits Press). 


Hannah Postel is a doctoral student in Demography & Social Policy at Princeton University where she focuses on international migration and development. Before joining Princeton, she worked as part of the Centre for Global Development’s migration and development team, contributing to a range of projects on labor mobility, global migration governance, and forced migration. Postel produced the first quantitative study of Chinese migration to Zambia on a Fulbright research grant. Before joining CGD, she managed a portfolio of USAID economic growth projects with Carana Corporation and oversaw a randomized control trial on girls' empowerment with Innovations for Poverty Action - Zambia. Postel holds a BA in international political economy from Middlebury College, and is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Mandarin Chinese.