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Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait along the Border Line between Mexico and the USA, 1932

Day 156, Year of #Mygration: Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait along the Border Line between Mexico and the USA, 1932

Dr Warren Carter, OU Lecturer in Art History shows how art can speak to & inform current political debates. He highlights what the 1932 Self-Portrait on the Borderline between Mexico and the United States by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo tells us about Mexico / US relations

8th August 2018
Prototype construction of the wall

Day 155, Year of #Mygration: Would Donald Trump's wall work to reduce migration from Mexico?

Following on from yesterday’s post which looked at the legality of immigration law change in the US, we bring you an article written by Professor Lisa Wade from Occidental College in Los Angeles. She argues the wall will exacerbate the 'problem' Trump is hoping it will solve

7th August 2018
Anti Trump march - Photo by Heidi McCafferty

Day 154, Year of #Mygration: Does the US have a legal obligation to accept refugees?

Following Donald Trump's threat to ‘shut government’ if Democrats do not support major changes to immigration laws, we highlight an article by Dr Liam Thornton. In it, he explores whether the prevention of entry to the US for citizens of certain countries is legal

6th August 2018
Brexit Hub Logo

Day 153, Year of #Mygration: OU Brexit Hub

Today we look at The Open University's work on Brexit, as part of the OU’s unique mission to make free learning materials for a global audience. Dr Peter Wood introduces the OU’s Brexiting Hub

3rd August 2018
Geography Matters Logo

Day 152, Year of #Mygration: Geography Matters – A Collection

Today we are celebrating The Open University’s Geography Matters series on OpenLearn. It was designed as a learning resource to promote the diverse and innovative mix of research being undertaken by the university’s geographers

2nd August 2018
Refugees from Iraq arriving in Kos

Day 151, Year of #Mygration: Government gives ‘misleading’ advice to High Court on Unaccompanied Children from Calais 

A High Court ruling has stated that the Home Office had given it misleading information, resulting in the claims of over 500 unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the UK being rejected. Dr Naomi Holford which considers the impacts faced by children caught in the crisis

1st August 2018
Artist's view of ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. ESA - D. Ducros

OU research grant to identify potential signs of life on Mars

An OU academic has received £321,000 from the UK Space Agency, Aurora scheme to identify potential signs of life on Mars.

31st July 2018
Dr Mutwarasibo outside Buckingham Palace

Day 150, Year of #Mygration: Migrants as Agents for Change - Cosmopolitanism

In the final post for July, Dr Fidele Mutwarasibo explores the idea of 'the migrant as an agent who influences structural issues and how this impacts on their integration'

31st July 2018
Shutterstock-1104589709 Mars

New research grant to investigate water on Mars

An OU researcher has been awarded £331,000 from the UK Space Agency Aurora Scheme to investigate whether the discovery of water and iron elements on Mars makes it a habitable environment.

30th July 2018

Day 149, Year of #Mygration: Does Diversity Impact Negatively on Social Capital?

Dr Fidele Mutwarasibo from The Open University draws on the work of political scientist Robert Putnam to develop ideas he shared in a previous blog post, relating to social capital

30th July 2018

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