“Migration and Democracy” seminar aims to discuss the relationship between migration and democracy. Instead of focusing on issues such as integration, immigration policies, etc., the seminar seeks to ask broader questions on the nature of migration and on the relationship between the stranger and the nation. How do we imagine the political community, or the demos, under the current circumstances? What does democracy mean in its relation to the immigrant, the non-citizen, the stranger? What is a border? Can democracy survive behind thick walls? What does “open borders” or “right to escape” mean? How did the “refugee crisis” affect political debate in Germany? How could we imagine the future of Europe in relation to growing anti-immigrant sentiment? What is the relationship between politicized anti-migration attitudes and practices of everyday racism? Those are among the questions the seminar aims to put forward. Rather than producing concrete answers, the seminar intends to create an open and inclusive platform for discussion.