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Crossing (Biometric) Borders: Turning ‘Gravity’ Upside Down

April 4, 2020

By Anja Simonsen, Department of Anthropology, the University of Copenhagen A Somali friend living in Ethiopia once said to me that he felt struck by the [...]

COVID-19: National Restrictions with Transnational Resilience

March 19, 2020

By Abdulkadir Osman Farah, PhD A mysterious virus, classified by WHO (World Health Organization) as COVID-19, wrecks global health and potentially [...]

The Quest for a Transnational Network of Sanctuary Cities

February 27, 2020

By Martin Bak Jørgensen, DEMOS, Department of Culture and Learning Aalborg University. Introduction[1] Across the globe national governments have chosen [...]

Forestalling Transnational Corruption

February 6, 2020

By Abdulkadir Osman Farah, PhD Transparency International (TI), a civic transnational NGO, publishes annual “Global Corruption Barometer”. The index [...]

Danish Transnationals: Reconciling “Roots” with “Routes”

January 30, 2020

By Abdulkadir Osman Farah, PhD In January 2020 the world commemorated the 75th anniversary of Soviet liberation of Auschwitz. During the holocaust, the [...]

Davos: Bastion for Twisted Transnational Encounters

January 23, 2020

A prominent social thinker once rhetorically enquired “what is the purpose of exploring outer planets, while we remain oblivious to the needs and [...]

Cruelty in Libya

January 16, 2020

By Abdulkadir Osman Farah, PhD  Wars are by nature cruel. Civil wars and proxy wars are costly and deeply more cruel- particularly against civilians. [...]

Twitter diplomacy or un-diplomacy

January 10, 2020

By Abdulkadir Osman Farah, PhD Diplomacy remains vital praxis in transnational encounters and   connections. States continue to dispatch diplomats and [...]

Towards Sustainable Development Goals: Transnational encounters, connections and networks

November 30, 2019

We live in an age of migration, mobility and uncertainties. We currently also go through in an era of identity politics and popular mobilization in a [...]