New Prince Claus Chair appointment: ‘Migration and Human Security’

As of the 1st of September 2017 Dr. Ali Bilgiç will hold the Prince Claus Chair (PCC) for a period of two years at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS). His thematic focus will be on ‘Migration and Human Security’.

As holder of the Prince Claus Chair, professor Bilgiç will focus on the relations between migration and the ‘human security approach’ to understand migration more comprehensively as a social, political and economic process and to identify and respond to associated policy challenges and dilemmas. He will work closely together with other academics of ISS/Erasmus University and other universities in the Netherlands, who work in the area of migration, mobility and human security.

Ali Bilgiç has a Ph.D. from Aberystwyth University and is now a lecturer in politics and international relations at Loughborough University in the UK. He is from Turkey.

His research areas include critical security studies, migration, European Union foreign policy and external relations as well as Middle East and North African politics.

Prince Claus Chair
The Prince Claus Chair is a rotating chair. Appointments are made alternately at ISS in The Hague (part of Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Utrecht University. Both institutions use the chair to promote research and education in the field of development cooperation, in accordance with the views and ideas of the late Prince Claus. The curatorium of the Prince Claus Chair is chaired by Professor Louise Gunning; Queen Máxima is the patron of the Prince Claus Chair.

International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
ISS is an international institute for research and education in the field of development studies. ISS is located in The Hague and is part of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Between 300 and 400 graduate students, mainly from the ‘Global South’, study at ISS each year. ISS is also home to a large community of PhD researchers.


Publication date: 5 September 2017


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