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Migration Research Network: Digitally mediated refugee (re)settlement: Social media and belonging

October 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Speaker: Assoc Prof Jay Marlowe

The world is currently witnessing unprecedented movements and numbers of forced migrants since World War II.  Heated local, national and international debates focus on the impact of resettling refuges in relation to social cohesion, capacities to integrate, national identity, the allocation of finite resources and the potential implications for security and safety.  Internationally, political parties have recently leveraged populist support where a ‘politics of fear’ has justified particular anti-immigration agendas and policies. Alongside these developments, the proliferation and accessibility of a wide range of digital communication technologies is transforming the structure and role of social networks.  The use of these technologies raises additional questions about the ways people interact with others in places proximate and distant. This presentation considers these contemporary and fast moving political, technological and social developments to highlight the relational, civic and structural engagements that inform the settlement futures in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.

We are connecting people from the following videoconferencing rooms at universities across New Zealand or join from your desktop:

University of Auckland: Ontology Lab, Science Building 302, Room 551
Massey University:   Albany Campus video conference room ATLL2.37, those located elsewhere please join via laptop or other device.
Victoria University: Kelburn Campus RB903
Otago University: AVC1, Basement of the IS Building
Waikato: Please join via laptop (if you can’t access, please contact Melanie m.milicich@auckland.ac.nz)

To register use the Register Now button below and choose “in-person” if you want to go to one of the venues above or “videoconference” if you would like to receive the Zoom link. Or email Melanie m.milicich@auckland.ac.nz with Migration: Jay Marlowe in the subject line and the specific university and room you would like to attend from.

To find out more about the Migration Research Network, and to join the network go to the Networks Page. Make sure you are logged in first.


October 4, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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