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January 2021

MMB Reading Group – ‘(B)ordering Britain’ by Nadine El-Enany

Wednesday 27 January at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

MMB is running a new reading group for its members in 2021! This is a forum to discuss migration and mobility-related texts that members have enjoyed reading and are keen to debate. Please contact Sarah Kunz (sarah.kunz@bristol.ac.uk) or the MMB team (mmb-sri@bristol.ac.uk) if there is an article or book you would like to discuss with the group. Where possible we can invite the author to join us. Details of the first meeting below.   (B)ordering Britain: Law, Race and Empire…

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February 2021

Bridging the Gap – Bringing Together Research, Policy and Delivery on Migration. An ACH/MMB seminar

Monday 8 February at 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm

Migrants and refugees often see enterprise as their route to opportunity. But, in many cases, they are regarded as doing so out of necessity and given low priority by mainstream organisations providing business support. This can lead to greater precarity for those seeking this route. This seminar asks, are we missing an opportunity, both to assist those trying to become autonomous and to stimulate innovation and growth in the wider economy? Speakers: Ann Singleton (UoB/MMB) and David Jepson (ACH). Ann has…

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The UN Convention on Migrant Workers 30 Years On: Assessing its Positive Impacts

Thursday 25 February at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

MMB is delighted to welcome Pablo Ceriani and Alvaro Botero to the first of our online Latin America Dialogues. In conversation with Diego Acosta – MMB’s International Strategic Lead – they will discuss the UN’s International Migrant Workers Convention, adopted by the General Assembly 30 years ago. The conversation will delve into the reasons for its low ratification, its value as a living instrument, the importance of academics (sometimes negative), civil society and courts, its procedure, the trade-offs with states…

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March 2021

Remember and Respond

Saturday 20 March to Monday 22 March

An MMB event to commemorate and respond to the tragic deaths of those trying to cross borders. In the Spring we will be organising an event to commemorate all those who have died trying to cross borders and to find a way to respond to this terrible ongoing loss of life. The event will take place around 21st March, the international day of Nowruz, also known as Persian New Year. Nowruz marks the vernal equinox - the first day of…

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