Cultural Politics Seminar: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Zoom)


Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:30pm


Online Only

"Mobility, Migration and Climate Change”

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Etienne Piguet, Professor, Institute of Geography of the University of Neuchâtel; Vice-President, Swiss Federal Commission on Migration (CFM/EKM).


Ilana Freedman

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Panagiotis RoilosFaculty Associate. George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies, Department of the Classics; Professor of Comparative Literature, Department of Comparative Literature, Harvard University.

Dimitrios Yatromanolakis, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Department of Anthropology, and the Humanities Center, The Johns Hopkins University.

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The impact of environmental change on human mobilities and the way migration can act as a response to environmental hazards are attracting an increasing attention from both policy-makers and researchers worldwide in the context of climate change. Yet, knowledge in this field remains limited and fragmented. Numbers of future “environmental refugees” are often forecasted without reliable methodologies and concepts such as “trapped populations” or “climate migrants” are discussed without proper definitions. This talk will provide an overview of the environmental change migration nexus and investigate the key issues at stake. The concepts and methods most adequate to address the complexities of these phenomenon will also be questioned.