Colloque organisé par Speranta Dumitru (Université Paris Descartes / CERSES), Stéphane Chauvier (Université Paris Sorbonne / Paris IV / Département de philosophie) et Caroline Caplan (Université Paris Descartes / CERLIS) dans le cadre du projet « Migration comme développement humain »



Conveners: Speranta Dumitru (Paris 5), Stéphane Chauvier (Paris 4), Caroline Caplan (Paris 5)

26-27 March 2015
Salle des Thèses 5e étage Bât. Jacob
45 rue des Saints-Pères Paris Descartes

Thursday 26th Mobility

Introduction: Chair: Stéphane Chauvier (P4)

9.15 – 9.30 Speranta Dumitru (Paris 5) Introducing the project

9.30 – 10.15 Alex Sager (Portland) The Critique of Methodological Nationalism and “Brain Drain”

Coffee Break

Neither utility, nor rights?

Chair: Caroline Caplan (P5)

10.30 – 11.30 Antoine Pécoud (Paris 13) Brain Drain and the free movement of people

11.30 – 12.15 Adina Preda (Limerick) Some reflections about the rights and freedoms to migrate


The states’ perspective

chair: Camille Schmoll (P7)

14.30- 15.15 Lucie Cerna (Compas Oxford)The policy implications of the war on talent

15.15 – 16.00 Oliviero Angeli (Dresden) Taxing the entrants to protect the stayers? On the prospective responsibility of skilled migrants


A plea for change

Chair: Hélène Thiollet (CERI)

16.15 – 17.15 Michael Clemens (CGD, Washington): Losing our minds? A fresh Start in considering policy toward skilled emigration

17.15 – 17.45 General discussion

Friday 27th Skills

Whose skills, which serfdom?

Chair: Shirin Shahrokni (INED)

9.30- 10.15 Valeria Ottonelli (Genova): The « global drain » of domestic care work: what’s wrong with it?

Coffee Break

10.30 – 11.30 Bernardo Bolanos & Camelia Tigau (Mexico): Diasporas and colonialism. The geopolitical dimension of skilled migration

11.30 – 12.15 Christine Straehle (Ottawa): Are they my Skilled? Anti-emigration measures from a liberal perspectiv


Cosmopolitan Views

Chair: Stéphane Dufoix (paris 10)

14.00- 14.45 Phillip Cole(U West of England): Labor mobility: towards a cosmopolitan ethic

14.45 – 15.30 Jean-Baptiste Meyer(IRD Montpellier): Brain drain and the cosmopolis: conflicting views… or may be not


Towards a new perspective on skills

Chair: Yves Boquet (U of Bourgogne)

16.00 – 17.00 Parvati Raghuram(Open University) Dis/locating skills

17.00 – 17.30 General discussion

The conference is part of iNAME (Political theories of immigration and methodological nationalism, a research project at Paris Descartes) and of Sociétés plurielles, an Interdisciplinary Program of the University Sorbonne Paris Cité. It is organized by CERLIS (CNRS), INALCO and SND, Paris 4.