December 18 to 20
Chiang Rai, Thailand
The workshop Security Paradox of Open Borders: Control and Surveillance of Migrants was held in Chiang Rai, Thailand from December 18 to 20, 2003. The workshop was jointly organised by Dr Prem Kumar Rajaram and Dr Carl Grundy-Warr at the National University of Singapore, by Professor Didier Bigo of the Institute for Political Science (Sciences-Po), Paris, by Professor Elspeth Guild of the Law Faculty at the University of Nijmegen and by Dr Charit Thingsabadh from the Centre for European Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.
The central theme of the workshop was the control and surveillance of migrants. This was approached through investigations of legal and political methods of control, such as detention, along with anthropological studies of migrant communities. The workshop sought to study the relation between globalisation and migration control on a variety of levels and through a number disciplinary prisms.