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Refugees and the transformation of societies: A roundtable discussion

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Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

The CBS Public-Private Platform, the cluster on Diversity and Difference and the European Haniel Program on Entrepreneurship & the Humanities are happy to invite you to a roundtable discussion on the topic ‘Refugees and the Transformation of Society’. Following the event, the journal ephemera: theory & politics in organization will announce a call for papers for a special issue focusing on the topics of the roundtable discussion.

With this roundtable discussion, we wish to draw attention to the business school's responsibility to engage with the refugee situation. Further, we point to the need of opening up the study of organization, management and entrepreneurship to societal issues, such as: migration, racism, human rights, the organizational logic of the camp, migrant networks and migrant entrepreneurship, new forms of organizing support and engaging civil society.

In the roundtable discussion seven activists and scholars introduce their take on ‘refugees and the transformation of societies’. We invite them – and everyone wishing to join – to share their concerns and thoughts about the current refugee situation, and to consider how the business school as an institution can facilitate debate, critique and, possibly, intervention.


The panelists are:
Professor Philomena Essed, Antioch University
Max Schellmann, Copenhagen Business School
Sune Skadegaard Thorsen, Institute for Human Rights / Global CSR
Line Søgaard, Welcome to Denmark
Khaterah Parwani, Exitcirklen
Mikkel Flyverbom, CBS/Social Science across Boarders
Professor Martin Parker, University of Leicester