International Summer Institute on Migration and Identity

From the refugee crisis, to Brexit, to the US presidential election, issues of migration and identity have been central in recent years. This intensive summer course brought together students and researchers from both sides of the Atlantic. Students gained a greater understanding of contemporary issues and policy debates in Canada and the EU. We also made the most of our location in Halifax. The lectures took place at the Pier 21 National Historic Site of Canada, which is now part of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Canada's newest national museum. The institute also featured field trips that allowed students to engage with local minority communities, museums and historic sites.

The International Summer Institute on Migration and Identity offered visiting students a package that included an intensive credit course, experiences beyond the classroom, an optional ESL course, orientation, and on-campus accommodations.

Download the syllabus from the 2017 Summer Institute [.pdf]

Event Collaborators

The Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence

Dalhousie University European Studies Program

Dalhousie University Canadian Studies Program

Dalhousie University Office of International Relations

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

University of Groningen Centre for Canadian Studies