A displacement camp comprising 2 rows of container housing and a temporary road between them. in the foreground is some brightly coloured washing. in the background three small children walk away from the camera.

Call for Applications for Global Protection of Refugees and Migrants Workshop

Applications are now open for the 2021 Annual Research and Orientation Workshop on Global Protection of Refugees and Migrants.
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IWM Visiting Fellow Comments on Lukashenko’s Cultural Activist Crackdown

Last week, the largest newspaper in Poland Gazeta Wyborcza published an article by our current Visiting Fellow Felix Ackermann about the ongoing repression of the cultural activists in Belarus.
Shalini Randeria, wearing a red jacket, is standing in the IWM library holding a book.

Rector Randeria Asking Is Facebook a Danger to Democracy?

Shalini Randeria on a Swiss Broadcasting Corporation podcast tackling whether the information sharing has become a democracy and to human rights?
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Spielarten des „sanften“ Autoritarismus: Wie Demokratien demokratisch ausgehöhlt werden

Unsere Rektorin, Shalini Randeria, hat die diesjährige Christoph Probst Lecture an der Universität Innsbruck gehalten. Mit der 2020 etablierten Lecture will die Universität Innsbruck alljährlich an ihren kurzzeitigen Medizin-Studenten Christoph…
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Die Impfung – ein knappes Gut?

„Niemand ist sicher, bevor wir alle sicher sind“, warnen internationale Organisationen vor dem allerorts aufgekommenen Impfnationalismus. Denn mit den nun verfügbaren Covid-Impfstoffen stellen sich neue drängende Fragen:
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New event in our Seminar Series on Forced Migration

The latest event in the series, “We Are All Refugees”: Informal Settlements and Camps as Converging Spaces of Global Displacements, will take place on Wednesday March 17, 2021.
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Meet Our New March Fellows

Our fellows and guests who are joining us for March have arrived in Vienna. We wanted to take the opportunity to introduce them, their projects, and affiliations.
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Jan Sokol in memoriam

Am 16. Februar 2021 starb Jan Sokol. Die Nachricht vom Tod des tschechischen Philosophen, Bürgerrechtlers und Politikers erfüllt uns mit großer Trauer. Er war dem Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen seit den Anfangsjahren verbunden. The…
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Democratic Vistas, Autocratic Specters: Must We Reinvent Democracy?

In this panel discussion, now available to watch online, our Rector, Shalini Randeria, together with Masha Gessen, Sławomir Sierakowski and Johannes Voelz share their thoughts on “Democratic Vistas, Autocratic Specters: Must We Reinvent Democracy?”.
Shalini Randeria standing at a lecture in the IWM library

Imperial Entanglements: Rethinking Modernity with and beyond Zygmunt Bauman

This online lecture series was co-hosted by the Bauman Institute and the Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies (University of Leeds), together with the Postcolonial Intellectuals and their European Publics Network (PIN) and invites a…
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CEU JVF, Pedro Perfeito Da Silva, Wins Advanced Doctoral Studies Award

Current  IWM Junior Visiting Fellow Pedro Perfeito Da Silva has won an Advanced Doctoral Studies Award in political economy from the Central European University. This award is given to students that completed a significant…
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New edition of “Refugee Watch: A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration“ published

This publication is brought out with the support of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna. It is a part of a research program of Calcutta Research Group and IWM on migration and forced migration studies. Its Editor is Paula Banerjee, a…