Global Citizens and Local Aliens: the Rise of New Migrant Identities in the Age of Mobility
International migration is an issue that is at the very heart of the contemporary condition. It is no longer an isolated act carried out by a small group of individuals, but a central part of life for an increasing number of people globally. Alongside quantitative changes, international migration is also becoming qualitatively more diverse, involving a wider range of nationalities, ethnicities and socio-economic classes than ever before. In recent decades, these changes have led to the mobility of highly-skilled individuals emerging as an important new form of international migration and an issue of increased relevance in many countries.
Human Rights conference with many well known speakers was held at Tallinn University
Human Rights in the 21st century. Human rights will play a bigger role in everyday life than ever before. That is the reason why we need a lot of researchers to dig into the basics of the law and see how can we make the human rights even better. HURMUR (Human rights – mutually rising excellence) -Conference had gathered 21 different human rights topics into an exciting three-day conference.
The EU in the global race for talents
Out of all forms of labour migration, the international mobility of highly-skilled individuals in particular has been receiving more and more attention around the world. While countries like Canada and Australia have been doing this for years, many European countries are only now beginning to acknowledge the need to attract and facilitate the mobility of skilled workers from all over the world to be able to compete in the new economy.
Which Behaviour Affects Our Perception of Health in Older Ages?
To understand how health policies can help improve our quality of life in older ages, it is important to look at health behaviours and their relation to health outcomes. In a recent study, Liili Abuladze and colleagues examined this relationship in Estonia, where life expectancies and self-rated health among older adults are comparatively low in Europe.
Small States as Experts in Their Specific Field and thus Changing the World
The world seems to be run by big states and their foreign policy is important and powerful. But being small has its benefits and making small state foreign policy is often easy. It’s not easy to define the line between big and small in different parts of the world.
Vlog: Matthew Crandall – What Does the Chaning World Order Mean for Small States?
Matthew Crandall from Tallinn University School of Governance, Law and Society discusses the impact of the changing world order on smaller states.
How International Law Can Help Solve Ongoing Conflicts
There are dozens of ongoing conflicts, which affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals daily. Some of them are moving towards a negotiated peace settlement, and others continue without much hope for a positive solution in the near future. Often there are external actors involved in such negotiations, such as the UN, EU, states or NGOs. On the one hand, such mediators try to facilitate reaching a compromise between the parties, but, on the other hand, they often come with agendas of their own and may be under an obligation to promote certain international legal rules.
Matthew Crandall: Estonia is a very connected place
The Associate Professor of International Relations Matthew Crandall has been around for a while. We have seen him in national news, commenting on the recent US Presidential elections (in Estonian!), logistics and migration. We asked him a few questions about his personal life and work here at Tallinn University, this is what he had to say:
Law Programme: Opening Doors
The BA in Law programme offered by the School of Governance, Law and Society of Tallinn University is an excellent option for anyone thinking about an international career in law or in a field where legal knowledge is highly regarded and considered an asset.
SOGOLAS Lecturer Tiina Pajuste Part of Language of Peace Research Tool Launch at the United Nations
Dr Tiina Pajuste, a lecturer in international and European Law at SOGOLAS, along with the rest of the research team for the Legal Tools for Peace-Making Project based at University of Cambridge