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Boko Haram Militants Expanding Beyond Nigeria Into Chad, Niger, Cameroon, an article mentioning the Migration Policy Centre, RSCAS. International Business Times, 13 February 2015

MPC’s Director discussing migration in the Arab region and across the Mediterranean in the US

At the invitation of MIT, Harvard, Penn and the Lebanese American University, Philippe Fargues, Director of the Migration Policy Centre, will present results of on-going research on migration in the Arab region and across the Mediterranean

25 March LAU:

27 March Penn:;

31 March MIT:

1 April Harvard:

Worldwide protracted Refugee and IDP populations

Miniature of the Worldmap of Protracted Refugee Populations

In June 2014 the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the worldwide population of displaced people – meaning refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons (IDPs) – topped 50 million people for the first time since the Second World War. This overall rise is not, unfortunately, the only cause for concern. Changes in the composition and characteristics of the world’s displaced population are worrying as well.

by Cameron Thibos and Sara Bonfanti.
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11th Migration Summer School

Applications open: 11th Migration Summer School
Multiple Approaches to Migration: Challenges at Origin and Destination – Deadline: 6 April 2015

22 June 2015 - 03 July 2015

Migration is a critical issue for governments at all levels, and both sending and receiving societies. If you are interested in studying migration challenges and opportunities for countries of origin and destination from a number of different disciplinary perspectives, looking into the gendered aspects of migration policy, the challenges of cultural diversity in Europe, the emerging field of social remittances, and the impact of migration on demography and labour markets, why not join the 11th Migration Summer School?

Deadline for applications: 6 April 2015

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The Migration Policy Centre based at the European University Institute, Florence, conducts advanced research on global migration to serve migration governance needs at the European level, from developing, implementing and monitoring migration-related policies to assessing their impact on the wider economy and society.

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