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Science & Cocktails: How Migration Really Works

Science & Cocktails: How Migration Really Works

maandag 18 maart 2024

maandag 18 maart 2024

In Paradiso - Grote Zaal

Zaal open: 19:00, Voorprogramma: 17:30, Hoofdprogramma: 20:30

  • Programma half zittend, half staand

Science & Cocktails is a series of public talks by scientists with live music and smoky dry-ice chilled cocktails in your hand.

19:00 doors open for cocktails
19:30 Rabasa (live music)
20:30 Prof. dr. Hein de Haas (talk)
Event in English, semi-seated.

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As debates on immigration have reached fever pitch, so has political and media fearmongering. But what are the facts behind the headlines? Is global migration at an all-time high? What are the main changes in global migration patterns? What are the main driving forces of migration? Will climate change lead to mass migration? Why do border restrictions fail to stop migration?

Drawing on three decades of scientific research, migration expert Hein de Haas destroys the myths that politicians, interest groups, and media spread about immigration. Ultimately, de Haas shows migration not as a problem to be solved, nor as a solution to a problem, but as it really is.

This event is an initiative by the Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena (DIEP) with the support of the University of Amsterdam. Science & Cocktails Amsterdam is presented in cooperation with Paradiso Amsterdam.


Grote Zaal

  • Rabasa
  • Hein de Haas

About the speaker

Hein de Haas is a sociologist and a geographer who has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Morocco and the United Kingdom. He is currently Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Between 2006 and 2015, he was a founding member and co-director of the International Migration Institute (IMI) at the University of Oxford. He continues directing IMI from its current home at UvA. He is also Professor of Migration and Development at the University of Maastricht.

In his work, De Haas has advanced a new, long-term view of migration as an intrinsic part of global change and development. He is lead author of The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World, a seminal text book in the field of migration studies. His new book How Migration Really Works: A Factful Guide to the Most Divisive Issue in Politics was be published by Penguin in November 2023 (US edition with Basic Books) and is coming out in nine translations.

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Rabasa is a typical exponent of the Cape Verdian diaspora. They have lived in the vicinity of the Dutch harbour city of Rotterdam for many years now. In this city the success of a band that is now a respected guest of international podia and festivals, started.

Rabasa plays a variety of genres of the warm Cape Verdean music. The alluring and distinctive vocal sounds of Cape Verdean music, which can be moving one moment and swinging the next, are accompanied by acoustic instruments such as guitar, cavaquinho, diatonic accordion and percussion and drum.

The music of Rabasa is deeply rooted in the musical traditions of Cape Verde. Over the years, Rabasa has developed its own sound based on these traditions. The repertoire takes the listener on a tour of the different genres of Cape Verdean music, from the melancholy morna to the steamy funana.


Listen to Rabasa

Route naar Paradiso

Paradiso is gevestigd aan de Weteringschans 6-8. Dat is dicht bij het Leidseplein en goed bereikbaar met het openbaar vervoer (metro 52 en diverse trams). Je kunt je fiets gratis en bewaakt parkeren in de ondergrondse parkeergarage op het Leidseplein. In de buurt van Paradiso zijn meerdere parkeergarages.

Paradiso Programme