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HuMM webinar - THOMAS FAIST (Bielefeld University): 'Exit: Why people leave. Global Migration in the 21st Century'

When:Tu 20-06-2023 15:30 - 17:00
Where:Room A12, Academy building

This webinar is organized by the Human Migration and Mobility Lab.

The question of where one was born has long since become a determinant of individual life conditions. In some regions of the world, more people are leaving to seek their fortune elsewhere. What does this do to their place of origin - and what are the consequences for the rich destination countries in the global North? Thomas Faist sheds light on the subject - and dispels some of the myths about global migration in the 21st century.

Prof. Thomas Faist

Faist is Professor of Sociology at Bielefeld University. He has contributed to debates about migration, citizenship, and transnationality.

His latest book publications include:

  • The Transnationalized Social Question: Migration and the Politics of Social Inequalities in the Twenty-First Century (Oxford University Press, 2019)
  • Mobility instead of exodus: Migration and Flight in and from Africa (Springer Nature, 2023)
  • Exit. Warum Menschen aufbrechen. Globale Migration im 21. Jahrhundert (C.H. Beck, 2022).

Thomas Faist is a member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.