may, 2017

wed3may6:00 pmBorders and migration management, a comparative perspectiveIFPO Conference6:00 pm Institut francais de Jordanie


Borders and migration management, a comparative perspective


Today, border control is at the heart of debates in different parts of the world. This issue raises many questions often linked to security, migration, economy, etc. Borders are characterized by their changing nature and ongoing negotiations over the modalities of their crossing. During conflicts and political tensions, they often appear as an obstacle to human mobility. This roundtable will discuss different border management experiences through population control mechanisms (United States/Mexico, Jordan/Syria/Palestine borders). Moreover, it will look how these borders structure the socio-economic life and the daily movements of the local communities and the migrants.


Chair: Falestin Naili (Ifpo, Amman) (TBC)

– Philippe Bourmaud (Univ. Lyon 3, France) – Historian, Boundaries in the Middle-East

– Myriam Ababsa (Ifpo, Amman) – Geographer, The Syrian – Jordanian border

– Delphine Mercier (LEST, France) – Sociologist, The Mexican – USA border

– Véronique Bontemps (IIAC, France) – Anthropologist, The Jordan – West bank border

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