BIG @ The Association for Borderlands Studies Annual Conference

The Borders in Globalization research program is using the Association for Borderlands Studies Annual Conference to showcase its own research and to highight what we have learned in the past six years. BIG has composed eleven panels for the ABS Conference; panels that will feature international colleagues, Canadian leads, and students from across our program. Several of the panels are co-organized and co-funded by our Jean Monnet Network Comparing and Contrasting EU Border and Migration Policies, thanks to generous funding from the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.

The conference convenes April 24 - April 26 at the Manchester Hyatt in downtown San Diego, CA.

Full ABS Program

Featured Panels

Lessons and Debates Emerging from Borders in Globalization
Panel 16: Thursday 1:00 - 2:30, Coronado Ballroom D

Chair: Akihiro Iwashita, University of Hokkaido
Discussants: Birte Wassenberg, University of Strasbourg, James Scott, University of Eastern Finland

"Developing and Applying the BIG Analytical Frame: Challenges for National Case Studies”
Anne Laure Amilhat-Szary, Grenoble-Alpes University

“Territoriality to A-Territoriality - What Does this Mean for Border Studies?”
Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, University of Victoria

“Global Sustainability?”
Simon Dalby, Wilfrid Laurier University

“Managing Cross-Border Economic and Human Movements: Fluids, Spaghetti, Rebar”
Geoffrey E. Hale, University of Lethbridge

“Border Culture in Globalization”
Victor Konrad, Carleton University

Lessons and Debates Emerging from Borders in Globalization
Panel 25: Thursday 4:30 - 6:00, Coronado Ballroom B

Chair: Akihiro Iwashita, University of Hokkaido
Discussants: James Scott, University of Eastern Finland & Anne Laure Amilhat-Szary, Grenoble-Alpes University

“Quebec: Fontière sous tension”
Élisabeth Vallet, University of Quebec Montreal

“Security Beyond the Border: The Globalization of Trends and Patterns in Border Management”
Christian Leuprecht, Royal Military College of Canada

“Borders in Arctic Context”
Heather Nicol, Trent University

“Borders, Globalization and History”
Randy Widdis, University of Regina

Comparing Countries' Borders
Panel 52: Friday 4:30 - 6:00, Coronado Ballroom D

Moderator: Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly

“Canada: Between Territoriality and A-Territoriality?”
Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly and Michael Carpenter, University of Victoria

“Denmark, Trapped in Territoriality?”
Martin Klatt, University of Southern Denmark

“Estonia”
Margit Saare, Western Washington University and University of Victoria

“French Border, A Side Story?”
Anne Laure Amilhat-Szary, Grenoble-Alpes University

“The Dutch Borders as Barriers or Creative Resources”
Martin van der Velde, Radboud University

“Northern Ireland”
Kate Hayward, Queens Belfast University

Roundtable: European Union Border, Migration, and Security Policies in Comparative Perpsective
Panel 57: Saturday 8:00 - 9:30

Moderator: Akihiro Iwashita, University of Hokkaido
Discussant: Victor Konrad, Carleton University

“Japan’s Borders in the Contemporary World”
Ted Boyle, Kyushu University

“Comparing European Union Migration, Borders and Security Policies with Canada and Japan”
Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, University of Victoria

“Politics of Mobility in East Asia: Focusing on Recent Revision to Japan’s Immigration Act”
Naomi Chi, Hokkaido University

“Border Control and Security at the EU’s External Borders”
Can Mutlu, Acadia University

“Refugees, the Rise of Exclusionary Nationalism, and the Politics of Borders”
Oliver Schmidtke, University of Victoria

“The Refugee Crisis and the End of the Myth of a Europe Without Borders in European Integration and Cross-border Cooperation”
Birte Wassenberg, University of Strasbourg