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9./10.06.2016 Konferenz "Immigration, Citizenship, and Constitutional Identity: Germany in a Global Perspective" - Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bast, Gießen und Dr. Liav Orgad, Berlin





The conference seeks to discuss national, regional, and global challenges presented by international migration, as well as legal and ethical dilemmas that have arisen as a result of the current migrant/ refugee crisis. Specifically, the conference will: 1) explore whether it is justified to impose immigration restrictions in order to protect constitutional essentials; 2) examine how the EU can increase refugee protection and should govern the refugee/migrant crisis; and 3) address whether the current situation is an “international constitutional moment” for the promotion of a global compact on forced migration.



Keynote by Stephen Legomsky (with Jürgen Bast)


 Coffee Break


 Panel 1 (from left): Amnon Rubinstein, Anne Gladitz, Anuscheh Farahat, Kay Hailbronner



Thursday, June 9, 2016

08:30–09:00 Reception
09:00–10:45 Introduction and Keynote Address

Welcome and Introduction

Jürgen Bast, Professor of Law, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen

Liav Orgad, Marie Curie Fellow, Freie Universität Berlin; Associate Professor of Law, IDC Herzliya


Stephen Legomsky, John S. Lehmann University Professor Emeritus, Washington University School of Law; former Chief Counsel of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Homeland Security Dept.

World Migration Today: Universal Decisions for Radically Different States
10:45–11:00 Coffee Break
11:00–12:30 Panel 1: Germany at the Crossroad: Towards a Nation of Immigrants?

Anuscheh Farahat, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

Progressive Inclusion as the Way Forward – How Legal Empowerment Forms a Society of Immigration

Kay Hailbronner, Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Konstanz

The Impact of the Refugee Movement  Changing Perceptions of Integration and Citizenship

Amnon Rubinstein, University Professor, IDC Herzliya

Unintended Immigration Countries: Germany and Israel at the Crossroads

Chair: Anne Gladitz, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Bielefeld
12:30–14:00 Lunch Break
Panel 2: Immigration Policy & Constitutional Design: Defining the Basis Structure of a Polity

Elspeth Guild, Jean Monnet Professor, Radboud University, Nijmegen; Queen Mary University of London; Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels

Europe, Refugees and Identity in 2016

Barak Medina, Justice Haim Cohn Professor of Human Rights, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Immigration and Citizenship Laws and Intolerant Democracy: A Theory of Reflective Equilibrium

Uwe Volkmann, Professor of Law, Goethe University of Frankfurt

What Does a Constitution Expect from Immigrants?

Chair: Ana M.M. Corrêa, Ph.D. Candidate, Université libre de Bruxelles
15:30–16:00 Coffee Break
16:00–17:30 Panel 3: The Refugee/Migrant Crisis: An International Constitutional Moment?

Alberto Achermann, Associate Professor of Law, University of Bern

The Geneva Refugee Convention and the Right of Asylum: The Missing Link

T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Visiting Professor of Law, and Huo Global Policy Initiative Research Fellow, Columbia Global Policy Initiative, Columbia University

Towards a Global Compact on Forced Migration?

Peter Schuck, Baldwin Professor of Law Emeritus, Yale Law School

Refugee Burden-Sharing: Using a Market Process to Increase Refugee Protection

Chair: Michael Riegner, Research Associate, Humboldt University of Berlin
19:30 Dinner

Friday, June 10, 2016

08:30–09:00 Reception

Opening Remarks

Uriel Reichman, President and Founder, IDC Herzliya

09:15–11:00 Panel 4: Immigration and the Europeanness: Identity Politics in EU Immigration Law

Kees Groenendijk, Professor Emeritus of Sociology of Law, Radboud University Nijmegen

Language Tests: Integration, Selection or Exclusion?

Sara Iglesias Sánchez, Référendaire, European Court of Justice, Luxembourg

European Residents: the Emergence of a Supranational Alienage Law

Christian Joppke, Professor of Sociology, University of Bern

Europe without Identity: Demonstrated by its Citizenship

Chair: Jelena von Achenbach, Adjunct Professor of Law, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
11:00–11:15 Coffee Break
11:15–12:00 Closing Remarks and Discussion


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