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Social welfare has long been considered something which states provide to their citizens. Yet today 220 million people live in a country in which they do not hold citizenship. How are people on the move protected and provided for in the contemporary global context? The workshop titled Transnational Social Protection: Setting the Agenda, conducted by Professor Peggy Levitt, Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, will address this and other related questions.

The workshop, part of the series Challenges of Humanities in the 21st Century, is organized by the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, in cooperation with the Centre of Migration Research at the University of Warsaw. The event will be conducted in English.

Workshop

June
22 2017

Warsaw

Transnational Social Protection: Setting the Agenda

In the contemporary reality of migration, how are people on the move protected and provided for in the contemporary global context? Have institutional sources of social welfare begun to cross borders to meet the needs of individuals who live transnational lives?

In this workshop, Professor Levitt will propose a transnational social protection (TSP) research agenda designed to map the kinds of protections which exist for people on the move, determine how these protections travel across borders, analyse variations in access to these protections, and identify who the new winners and losers are. She will define TSP; introduce the heuristic tool of a “resource environment” to map and analyse variations in TSP over time, through space, and across individuals; and provide empirical examples demonstrating the centrality of TSP for scholars of states, social welfare, development, and migration.

After the talk, workshop participants will work in teams to design policies that address health, elder care, education, etc. using the TSP framework.

 

Prof Peggy Levitt

Professor Peggy Levitt - Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Sociologist and author. She is Chair and Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College and a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. She is also the co-director of the Transnational Studies Initiative at Harvard. Her current research examines global citizenship and global social protection.

http://www.peggylevitt.org/

We are looking forward to welcoming Professor Peggy Levitt in Warsaw and to her workshop on Transnational Social Protection, an issue of vital importance in the contemporary age of global migration.

Associate Professor Izabela Grabowska, Ph.D., Head, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program

Challenges of Humanities in the 21st Century

“Challenges of Humanities in the 21st Century” is a series of lectures by distinguished specialists, representing various disciplines from the field of humanities. The events are aimed at students of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies at SWPS University, however all interested parties are welcome. The format includes post-lecture informal discussions, where doctoral students can debate the lecture topics with the invited experts. The friendly atmosphere is conducive to networking, which lends itself to opportunities of future internships at universities or research centers around the world.

Upcoming Lectures in the Series

June 26, 2017 at 18:00
"Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display" by Professor Peggy Levitt

Doctoral Studies at SWPS University

Doctoral Studies at SWPS University are directed to people interested in an academic career and also to those, who would like to continue their education and personal development in support of their career advancement. The interdisciplinary character of our programs allows students to participate in projects from various disciplines. Our doctoral students collaborate with scholars from the best research centers in Poland and around the world. The master-apprentice approach guarantees that each student receives individual attention and professional support.

Number of places limited 
Registratoin required at sdoktora@swps.edu.pl
Priority registration for students of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies

Date and Location

June 22, 2017, 9.00 - 12.00

Centrum Nauk Biologiczno-Chemicznych Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego (CENT)
Żwirki i Wigury 101, Room 0.38
Warsaw

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