May 17, 2017

Anthropologies of Institutions: Migrations and Conflicts

March 2-3, 2012, St. Louis

We bring together some of the world’s authorities on current issues regarding how people move (or are forced to move) across borders, how they do or do not fit in to new societies, and how governments and should regulate conflicts. Among other topics, we discuss the importance of social networks, legacies of colonialism, disputes and accommodations about religious dress and multiculturalism, sex trafficking and Palestinian smugglers.


Schedule

Friday, March 2: 9am-5pm

9AM WELCOME

9:10AM - 10:40AM PANEL ONE: SETTLING AND ADAPTING

Discussant: Tim Parsons (History and International Area Studies, WU)
Sören Petermann (Max Planck Institute, Göttingen): “Urban Diversity and Its Consequences for Migrants’ Social Networks - A German Study”
Carolyn Sargent (Anthropology, WU): “Managing “Cultural Differences” in Public Hospitals in Germany and France"
Christophe Bertossi (Ifri, Paris): “Disputes Over Islam in Institutional Settings: The Case of French Hospitals”

11AM - 12:45PM PANEL TWO: REASONABLE ACCOMODATIONS

Discussant: John Bowen (Anthropology, WU)
Charles Taylor (McGill University): “Multiculturalism/Interculturalism: What Story Do We Tell?”
Jan Willem Duyvendak (University of Amsterdam): “The Janus Face of the Past in the Dutch Integration Debate: Longing for the Past, Blaming the Past"
Varun Uberoi (Brunel University, United Kingdom): “The Parekh Report and Inclusive National Identity”

1PM - 2PM: LUNCH

2PM - 3:30PM PANEL THREE: MIGRATIONS AND MEMORIES

Discussant: Seth Graebner (French, Romance Languages & Literatures, WU)
Anca Parvulescu (English & Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities, WU): “European Hospitality”
Tabea Linhard (Spanish, Romance Languages & Literatures, WU): "'We Are What The Wind Wants Us To Be': Remembering Tangier, Remembering Colonialism"
Irene Domingo (Spanish, Romance Languages & Literatures, WU): "Paco Ibañez’s Isle: Exile, Resistance, and the Role of the Spanish Literary Tradition in the Francoist Years"

Saturday, March 3, 9am -1pm

9:15AM - 11AM PANEL FOUR: MOBILITY AND FRONTIERS

Discussant: Geoff Childs (Anthropology, WU)
Cédric Parizot (MMSH, Aix-en-Provence): “Individualizing Control, Duplicating Borders: Biosocial Profiling, Sponsorship and Smuggling Networks Between Israel and the West Bank”
Shefali Chandra (History, WU): "Marriage and Mobility in the South Asian Diaspora"
Sarah Spencer (University of Oxford): "The Equality Principle vs. Restrictive Conditions of Stay: When the Border Follows Migrants Inside"
Michael Frachetti (Anthropology, WU): "Mobility in a Land Without Frontiers"

11:15AM - 1PM PANEL FIVE: MORAL WORLDS AND JUDGMENTS

Discussant: Melissa Waters (Law, WU)
Élisabeth Claverie (EHESS, Paris): “Implementing New Norms: The Case of the International Criminal Courts: ICC and ICTY ”
Inma Garcia-Sanchez (Linguistic Anthropology, Temple University): "Immigrant Children as Language Brokers in Contemporary Spain: Liminal Aspects of Morality and Agency in Speaking the Words of Others"
Anika Walke (International and Area Studies, WU): "Regulating Memory, Regulating Migration: Recent Immigrations to Europe and the Aftermath of Holocaust, Genocide, and Colonialism