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  • BOb’s Antje Missbach and Rebecca Powell recently attended and presented at the ‘Smuggling Workshop: Theory and Praxis of Irregular Migration Facilitation’ at the University of Texas in El Paso (UTEP). Hosted by BOb’s Dr Gabriella Sanchez of UTEP in collaboration with the European University Institute and Monash University, the workshop brought together academics, NGOs and ... Read more
  • The Border Crossing Observatory hosted the Temporary Migration Forum on Thursday, March 9 at Monash University. The Forum brought together a select group of government, NGO, academic and policy stakeholders to consider and discuss three issues associated with temporary migration in Australia: international students, New Zealand citizens and temporary workers. The Forum was therefore conducted across ... Read more
  • BOb researchers Associate Professor Marie Segrave (Monash), Professor Sharon Pickering (Monash) and Dr Sanja Milivojevic (LaTrobe) have recently drafted a submission to the NSW Legislative Council Select Committee on Human Trafficking’s inquiry into human trafficking in NSW. They have presented a series of six recommendations to the Committee for consideration which include a national consolidation ... Read more
  • Researchers from the Border Crossing Observatory collaborated with Monash School of Social Sciences colleagues from the Monash Population, Immigration, Social Inclusion Focus Program, Monash Centre for Social and Population Research (CSPR), Monash Gender and Family Violence Program, and the Monash Gender, Peace and Security Research Centre in preparing a submission to the Joint Standing Committee ... Read more
  • Associate Professor Leanne Weber headed to Arizona in early November for a short study tour as part of her Future Fellowship project on Globalisation and the Policing of Internal Borders. Arizona has often been described as the ‘ground zero’ of US border control because of its proximity to the US-Mexico border and its harsh approach to ... Read more
  • There is an opportunity for PhD and MA students (who are currently enrolled or who will be enrolled in the new year) to apply to a part-funded Masterclass in Prato in 2017. The Masterclass will bring together leading scholars in this area in a mentorship role, to lead and facilitate discussions on critical issues, to ... Read more
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