Newcomers and Nationalism - Video Lectures

This lecture series for the Interactive Open Online Course “NEWCOMERS AND NATIONALISM” is presented by academics and practitioners and complimented by views of the public. We invite you to watch these videos, form your own perspectives and explore and share your ideas with your fellow students.

Week 1

Hein de Haas, Migration Matters

Are we living in a time of unprecedented migration?

More people than ever before are on the move, right? Not exactly. More people may be moving, but there are also more people in the world. In this episode of Migration 101, a course on the drivers and impacts of migration with Professor of Sociology Hein de Haas, one of the world’s leading migration researchers, we take a closer look at the history of migration and what this means for the future.

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Nassim Majidi, Migration Matters

Refugees, Migrants, Asylum-Seekers: Who Are They?

Origin country expert Nassim Majidi lays out the definitions of terms such as refugee, asylum-seeker, and migrant. Can migrants be classified into neat categories? Should they be?

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Hein de Haas, Migration Matters

How has migration to Europe changed over time?

Since the summer of 2015, the world has gotten to know a new Europe – one shaken by a perceived crisis of migrants and refugees. Human beings in distress are images now irrevocably tied to the shores of Italy or Greece. But is this the reality? Are migrants, indeed, overrunning Europe? No, says one of the world’s leading migration researchers and Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, Hein de Haas.

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Nassim Majidi, Migration Matters

“Good Refugees” Stay in the Region but “Bad Migrants” Come to Europe?

Nassim Majidi addresses the often-heard view that those asylum-seekers who stay in their region are more deserving of protection than those who come to Europe of their own volition.

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