Upcoming Events

26-27 April 2019: Symposium: Intercountry adoption: How to continue? Perspectives from the social sciences and humanities

On the days of April 26th and 27th of this year, a symposium on intercountry adoption will be organised in Brusselsby the Support Centre for Adoption (Steunpunt Adoptie), and four Flemish universities (UGhent, UAntwerp, VUB and KULeuven). During this symposium, we will reflect about some important questions, and will invite national and international researchers from the social sciences and humanities for discussion.

The first day (in English) of this two-day symposium will reflect about the future of intercountry adoption, focusing on the question “Is the current decline in intercountry adoption a ‘crisis’ or a positive evolution? The second day (in Dutch) will zoom in on the experiences and challenges of intercountry adoptees. 

With keynotes by dr. Riitta Högbacka: The de-kinning of first mothers

and by dr. Tobias Hübinette: From Antiracist Solidarity Symbols to Perfect Assimilated Others for the Populist Right: Transnational adoptees in the new multicultural Sweden’

 For more information click here and see the Facebook-event

Information on our Brown Bag Seminars, you can find here.

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Information on past events, you can find here.