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Migrations and Social Change in the Gulf Monarchies

Migrations et changement social dans les monarchies du Golfe

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Published on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

This conference will be looking at the consequences of mass-migration on Gulf societies, Golf Cooperation Council states and economies. One of the premises of both research and political discourses on migration to the Gulf is that immigrants have very little interaction with their host societies. Migration theory on the contrary has long been demonstrating the social impact of mobility on both host and home societies, looking both qualitatively and quantitatively at the consequences of material, cultural, financial, informational transfers on individuals and groups.

Announcement

Conveners

  • Christophe Jaffrelot (CNRS / Sciences Po - CERI),
  • Laurence Louër (Sciences Po - CERI),
  • Hélène Thiollet(Sciences Po – CERI, Mobglob ANR Program),
  • Leïla Vignal (Chaire d'excellence CNRS/Université Rennes-2, Sysremo ANR Program, ESO-Rennes)

Program

Monday, July 1st, 2013

CERI - Sciences Po, 56 rue Jacob, 75006 Paris

9 : 15 AM Welcoming participants and audience - coffee

9: 30 AM Introduction

  • From migration to migrants : the social change approach to mobility in Gulf Monarchies by Hélène Thiollet (Sciences Po – CERI, Mobglob ANR Program)
  • Christophe Jaffrelot (CNRS / Sciences Po - CERI), Laurence Louër (Sciences Po - CERI), LeïlaVignal (Chaire d'excellence CNRS/Université Rennes-2, Sysremo ANR Program, ESO-Rennes)

10-12:45 AM Policies and social change

  • Claire Beaugrand (IFPO) Emergence and Persistence of Statelessness: Framing Nationality in Kuwait in the Migratory Context
  • Hélène Thiollet (Sciences Po, Paris) Migration policies in Saudi Arabia: the ambivalence of State control over social and economic dynamics

11 : 00 – 11 : 15 AM Coffee break

  • Neha Vora (Lafayette College, Easton) Between Global citizenship and Qatarization: Negotiating Qatar’s new knowledge economy within American branch campuses 
  • Philippe Fargues (MPC Director, Florence) Does migration create bridges or divides in the Gulf?

1 : 00 – 2 : 30 PM Lunch

2:30-4:30 PM Ethnographies of change          

  • Andrew Gardner (Puget Sound University, USA) A Portrait of Low Income Migrants in Qatar
  • Sylvaine Camelin (Paris Ouest Nanterre University) Qualified Arabic Women in UAE : A Migration Between Constraints and Strategies
  • Amélie Le Renard (CMH-PRO, CNRS) Gender norms and hierarchies between nationalities. A multinational firm in Riyadh

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Sciences Po, 13 rue de l’université, 75007 Paris, room J208

2:30 pm – 4:30pm

  • « Migration, Urban Space, and the Shape of the Contemporary Gulf City », Andrew Gardner, Puget Sound University, USA

Places

  • CERI - Sciences Po | Sciences Po, Room J208 - 56 rue Jacob | 13 rue de l’université
    Paris, France (75006 | 75007)

Date(s)

  • Monday, July 01, 2013
  • Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Keywords

  • migrations, social change, Gulf Monarchies

Contact(s)

  • Sophie Brones
    courriel : sophiebrones [at] gmail [dot] com

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Sophie Brones
    courriel : sophiebrones [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Migrations and Social Change in the Gulf Monarchies », Study days, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, https://calenda.org/253696

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