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Europa from Space

The research interests of Prof. Dr. Annette Jünemann and her team are in the field of international relations, especially EU external relations, with a regional focus on the Mediterranean region (EuroMed), the Middle East, and North Africa. Specifically, we are interested in transformation and democratization processes, also from the perspective of gender studies. We are currently working on the topic of both migration and forced migration. To find more about our research, please click on the sections Research, Team, and Teaching.

Our homepage is still under construction. If you are looking for more detailed information, we will be happy to answer your questions by mail or phone.

News:

Dear students,

Prof. Dr. Jünemann is on research leave until the end of July 2022 and therefore only available to a limited extent. Frau Prof. Dr. Jünemann does not have open office hours this trimester, if you wish to have a consultation hour, please contact her by email.  

Sandra Göttsche and Dr. Nicolas Fromm are also available to arrange a consultation hour, please contact them by email.  

New publications:

The Anthology “Power in Vulnerability. A Multi-Dimensional Review of Migrants’ Vulnerabilities” has been published.

The anthology “Power in Vulnerability. A Multi-Dimensional Review of Migrants’ Vulnerabilities” has been edited and authored by members of our department in collaboration with several other researchers.

With this volume, the editors propose a multi-dimensional and critical review of migrants’ vulnerabilities. They argue that a deeper understanding of vulnerability is paramount to discussing empowerment and resilience. Regardless of their motivations, migrants can face vulnerabilities at any of the stages of their journey. These vulnerabilities may change over time for better or worse, corresponding with a person’s legal status, migratory path, and the practices of migration regulation. This book addresses vulnerability from an interdisciplinary and intersectional perspective. It brings together the latest academic research and practitioners’ insights to help reception societies adapt and improve their dealing with migrants’ vulnerabilities.

The volume includes articles by Prof. Dr. Jünemann, Dr. Fromm, Dr. Safouane, Sandra Göttsche, and Yaiza Rojas Matas, from the Department of International Relations at the HSU.

More information in the following link: https://www.springer.com/de/book/9783658340513#aboutAuthors

Power in Vulnarability, cover

Research news:

Teaching news:

  • Prof. Dr. Jünemann is currently on research leave until the end of July 2022, however, our Department is still offering classes. Please, check them here.
  • Simulation game “Via Pontica – Bridge over Troubled Waters”: EU Crisis Management Exercise:

Is there a solution to the distribution dilemma of refugees in the EU? That question was given out to a group of undergrads, consisting out of civilian and military students, at Helmut-Schmidt University. In order to simulate a realistic EU Council meeting (25th-26th of November 2021), students got together in pairs, to play a given country at that exact meeting. Their scenario was a refugee crisis along the shores of the Romanian Black-Sea coast. In doing so, students were able to get an impression of what it takes to come up with a solution to a given problem, on which every country can agree upon.

Navigating through what seemed a “jungle of different interests”, the EU Council president of Slovenia put in a lot of effort, to keep every member state in the discussion and to give out a fair share of talking time to each state. In the end, the EU Council found a way to deploy European police forces and humanitarian aid. Nevertheless, a general solution for the current migration situation and its distribution component could not be found. Afterwards, students acknowledged how hard it can be, to satisfy each member state. Still, students appreciated the simulation game very much, their only request for another simulation game: more time. That being said, it was a pleasant and valuable experience for students, as well as for the teaching staff.