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Borders and Border Walls, A New Era? (In)security, Symbolism, Vulnerabilities

September 27-28, 2018 | Montreal

This fifth edition will be held in Montreal, Canada on September 27-28, 2018. Scholars and students from all fields of the humanities and social sciences, members of the civil society, and policy makers are invited to further the analytical discussion of border walls, their impacts and possible alternatives.



XVI Border Regions in Transition

October 15 – 18, 2018 | Ibadan & Cotonou

The XVI BRIT conference will be co-hosted by the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies (IPSS), University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Benin Republic from October 15 – 18, 2018. The theme of the conference is “North-South Dialogue on Border Management.”



Recent reports of the treatment of children at the United States southern border are of great concern to us as scholars of the social sciences and humanities, and as just average people. Our concerns arise over the deliberate and calculated programs that separate small children from their detained parents…Read more


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Join to community of border scholars and practitioners committed to the interdisciplinary understanding of borders and transborder communities. ●  Únete a una comunidad de académicos y expertos comprometidos con el estudio interdisciplinario de las fronteras y las comunidades fronterizas.