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Migration, coloniality and belonging in ‘Global Britain’ 

Venue: The Exchange, Birmingham 

Date: 17 November 2023  


9.00-9.30 Registration/Coffee 

9.30-9.45 Welcome

Michaela Benson (Lancaster University, LU), Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham, UoB) and Dan Wincott (Cardiff University and Governance after Brexit) 

10.00-11.00 PANEL 1: Migration governance after Brexit

Panellists: Nando Sigona (UoB), Andrew Geddes (European University Institute) and Elspeth Guild (Queen Mary University of London) 

Chair: Roxana Barbulescu (University of Leeds) 

11.00-11.15 Break 

11.15-12.15 PANEL 2: Coloniality, Global Britain and Fortress Europe

Panellists: Michaela Benson (LU), Manuela Boatcă (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) and Bolaji Balogun (University of Sheffield) 

Chair: Aleks Lewicki (University of Sussex) 

12.15-13.00 ROUNDTABLE – UK Migration policy after Brexit

Panellists: Colin Yeo (Free Movement and Garden Court Chambers), Fizza Qureshi (Migrant Rights Network), Simon Cheng (Hongkongers in Britain) and Nazek Ramadan (Migrant Voice)

Chair: Michaela Benson (LU) and Nando Sigona (UoB) 

13:00-14:00 Lunch 

14.00-15.00 PANEL 3: Political participation and diasporic mobilization

Panellists: Catherine Craven (University of Sheffield), Charlotte Galpin (UoB) and Adrian Favell (University College Cork) 

Chair: Michaela Benson (LU) 

15.00-16.00 PANEL 4: Micro-politics of rebordering

Panellists: Elena Zambelli (LU), Elisabetta Zontini (University of Nottingham) and Helena Wray (University of Exeter) 

Chair: Nando Sigona (UoB) 

16.00-16.15 Break 


Panellists: Family migration and reunion after Brexit: Kezia Tobin (the3million), Fiona Frank Godfrey (British in Europe) and Peter Walsh (Migration Observatory)

Chair: Elena Zambelli (LU) 

17.00-17.30 Closing Statements 

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