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New: IMI working paper "Changing the Migration Narrative: On the Power of Discourse, Propaganda and Truth Distortion" by IMI director Hein de Haas. See

New working paper by IMI fellow Robin Cohen on Sunak’s ‘Stop the Boats’ policy

IMI fellow Robin Cohen and Emeritus Professor of Development Studies at the University of Oxford had published a new COMPAS working paper "Will Sunak’s ‘Stop the Boats’ policy have perverse consequences?".

Study Global Migration at the University of Amsterdam

Why do people migrate? Are borders beyond control? Are immigrants taking away jobs? Will climate change lead to mass migration? Has integration ‘failed’? Or do we badly need immigrants to boost growth and innovation in ageing societies? Will development in poor countries reduce migration? And how does migration affect development in origin societies?

New article: Crafting a ‘liberal monarchy’: regime consolidation and immigration policy reform in Morocco

In a new article published in the Journal of North African Studies, IMI researcher Katharina Natter analyses Moroccan immigration policymaking and ties to the monarchy's authoritarian consolidation agenda.

New in IMI Working Paper Series: Social Transformation

In our latest working paper, Hein de Haas, Sonja Fransen, Katharina Natter, Kerilyn Schewel and Simona Vezzoli introduce the 'social transformation framework' as a conceptual tool to study social change.

Vacancy for two student assistants within the Teaching Immigration in European Schools (TIES) project

The Teaching Immigration in European Schools (TIES) project, affiliated to the International Migration Institute (IMI) Amsterdam, aims to bring migration research to schools across Europe.

KNAW Academy Compendium has been published!

On 16-18 October 2019, the International Migration Institute hosted an Academy Colloquium, entitled "Renewing Migration Debate: building disciplinary and geographical bridges to explain global migration" at the Trippenhuis in Amsterdam.

The 6th Edition of The Age of Migration published

A fully revised edition of The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World by IMI director Hein de Haas, Stephen Castles and Mark J. Miller has been published!

Minor in Global Migration

Are you interested in international migration patterns, policies and their impacts? Would you like to engage in discussions, debates and presentations on migration-related issues? Do you wish to engage with a real life policy challenge and present your possible solutions? Apply for a Minor in Global Migration today!

Just published: DEMIG VISA database

We are happy to announce that the DEMIG VISA database is now available!

Lea Müller Funk receives IMISCOE’s Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award

IMI senior researcher Lea Müller Funk has won the IMISCOE’s Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award for her paper “Investigating mobility aspirations of refugees in fragile political contexts: Ethical reflections and methodological choices”.

Vacancy: Senior Researcher at NIDI

NIDI-KNAW is recruiting a new senior researcher in Quantitative International Migration Studies.

Vacancy: Two Assistant professors of Sociology

Are you exceptionally interested in social science and specifically in the discipline of sociology? The Department of Sociology at University of Amsterdam has an opening for two Assistant professors of Sociology!

GDAI Webinar #4 - Climate Induced Migration In West Africa

This webinar will address the impact of climate change on West Africa and will look a migration as a climate change adaptation strategy.

New in IMI Working Paper Series: "Paradoxes of Migration and Development"

New working paper by IMI director Hein de Haas published.

New in IMI Working Paper Series: "The Volume and Geography of Forced Migration"

New working paper by IMI senior researcher Sonja Fransen and IMI director Hein de Haas was just published.

Katharina Natter defends PhD dissertation on the role of political regimes in immigration policymaking

On 8 November 2019, IMI researcher Katharina Natter was awarded a Cum Laude distinction for her PhD dissertation at the University of Amsterdam, entitled "Political Regimes and Immigration Policymaking. The Contrasting Cases of Morocco and Tunisia."

Launch of Robin Cohen’s new book "Migration: the movement of humankind from prehistory to the present”

On 12 November, Robin Cohen, IMI Honorary Fellow and former director of the Institute, presented his new book "Migration: the movement of humankind from prehistory to the present”.

Researcher Kerilyn Schewel defends PhD dissertation on development and migration in rural Ethiopia

On 15 October 2019, IMI’s researcher Kerilyn Schewel successfully defended her PhD dissertation, entitled "Moved by Modernity: How Development Shapes Migration from Rural Ethiopia," at the University of Amsterdam.

Vacancy: Two PhD candidates in the politics of family migration

Are you interested in researching political struggles over immigration? Do you want to work at the crossroads of migration studies and gender & sexuality studies? Is it your ambition to become an accomplished social scientist?

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