11.07.2022 - 13.07.2022 Antje Missbach, Bielefeld University; Luigi Achilli, European University Institute; Soledad Álvarez Velasco, Heidelberg University

This workshop aims to explore the existing or alleged interaction between irregular migration and phenomena that loosely fall under the category of transnational crime, such as human trafficking, human smuggling, and drug trafficking.

Rez. von Rano Turaeva, Universität München

This book deals with a timely topic, namely migration policies in the post-Soviet space. There are some other scholarly works that deal with each regional complex related to migration, refugee crisis, and border issues separately and in an in-depth manner.[1] After the collapse of the Soviet Union, political uncertainty and fear of economic collapse prevailed as many of the former Soviet republics faced considerable challenges such as poverty, conflicts, and political turmoil.

Von Alena N. Petrushkevich


The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) was established with the signing of an agreement between five countries – Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia – in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) on 29 May 2014. The agreement came into force at the beginning of 2015.

Conference Reports
07.10.2020 - 09.10.2020 Bettina Brockmeyer (Hamburg/Erlangen); Rebekka Habermas (Göttingen); Ulrike Lindner (Cologne); Auswärtiges Amt; Gerda Henkel Foundation
Von Tristan Oestermann, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf / Ana Carolina Schveitzer, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The murder of George Floyd not only sparked demonstrations in the United States and Europe but also fanned the flames of an already ongoing debate about colonialism. Therefore, the conference, which was postponed and then digitized due to Covid-19, had very good timing.[1] It aimed at, as Bettina Brockmeyer put it, bringing together research, arts, and civil society in analyzing colonial memory in Germany as well as in the rest of Europe and, importantly, the Global South.

15.10.2021, Orient-Institut Istanbul