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'Looking beyond conflict as a determinant of mobility in the African Great Lakes' - Leiden Interdisciplinary Migration Seminar

  • Oliver Bakewell
Tuesday 28 June 2016
Leiden Interdisciplinary Migration Seminars 2015-2016
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

In this last Leiden Interdisciplinary Migration Seminar (LIMS) of the semester, Oliver Bakewell (Director of the International Migration Institute in Oxford) will present a paper entitled Looking beyond conflict as a determinant of mobility in the African Great Lakes’.

While the Congolese are often portrayed as moving as refugees in East Africa, there is limited exploration of the other factors that shape their movement. Drawing on research among Congolese from Eastern DR Congo living in Kampala, Eldoret and Lubumbashi, this presentation explores their perceptions and experiences of mobility and settlement in these different cities. It highlights the role of family histories, household dynamics and individual aspirations in shaping the complex patterns of mobility that emerge, challenging the assumption that conflict is the sole determinant of mobility from DR Congo. 

Oliver Bakewell has been invited to Leiden as part of the ‘Connecting in Times of Duress’ project, which is linked to African Studies at the Leiden University Institute for History.

This joint seminar will be followed by a borrel in the courtyard of the neighbouring Huizinga building. To register, please e-mail Catherina Wilson (African Studies): m.c.wilson@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

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