Human Security and Labour Market Integration - Public Lecture


Michelle Pace, Professor at RUC University and partner of SIRIUS is hosting a public lecture on the topic of human security and labour market integration of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. The event will take place the 9th January 2019 at Roskilde University, Room 25.1-003 from 12.30 - 15.45.

Dr Ali Bilgic will be presenting on  ‘Radical Human Security: A Third Way in the Migration-Security Nexus’. 

Dr. Ali Bilgic is Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Loughborough University and serves as the 2017-19 Prince Claus Chair (PCC) in Development and Equity at the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. As PCC, he works under the theme of 'Migration and Human Security'. His research interests include the security - migration relationship, Euro-Mediterranean politics, Middle East politics, and Turkish domestic and foreign policy. He is the author of 'Rethinking Security in the Age of Migration' (Routledge, 2013 and 2018, 2nd edition) and 'Turkey, Power and the West' (IB Tauris, 2016). He is a co-author of The Michigan Guidelines on Refugee Freedom of Movement 2017, which has been included as a reference document in the UNHCR's Refworld. Dr. Bilgic's ongoing research is on analysing EU migration management policies from a human security perspective and trust-building as a policy of common security. Furthermore, he is working on why and how authoritarianism becomes resilient in the neoliberal economic context in the Middle East. He is currently co-authoring two books on 'positive security' (Routledge) and post-Occupy social movements (Oxford University Press). He writes for Open Democracy and the Conversation on pressing political issues. In addition to research activities, he conducts regular consultancy work for diplomatic representations of EU members states in Ankara, Tbilisi and Prague and for international investment companies based in London regarding migration, Middle East politics, and Turkish politics.

Professor Simone Baglioni, Coordinator of SIRIUS will be presenting on "Here to stay? Barriers and enablers to labour market integration of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Europe. Insights from the EU H2020 Sirius project".

Professor Simone Baglioni is Professor of Politics at Glasgow Caledonian University's School for Business and Society. He holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Geneva, a Laurea (MA degree) in Political Science, University of Florence, and a Pier Certificate, Sciences-Po Paris. He is currently the principal investigator in the EU Horizon 2020 project SIRIUS Previously, Simone has worked on issues of unemployment, migration, and refugees, on EU and UN funded research. His main research interests include (un)employment politics and policy in a comparative perspective (including the EU level); the role of civil society organizations in labour and social policies in Europe; social innovation; social exclusion and poverty, in particular the effect of unemployment and precariousness on individual wellbeing and health; political participation and social capital of the European youth.