GLODEM AI & CSS Seminar – Surveillance Technologies in Migration Management/Border Security

Surveillance capitalism has recently emerged as a key concept in interpretations of global technology companies’ business models as seen in Zuboff’s (2019) study analysing the transition of some Silicon Valley companies into global monopolies within just a few decades. In this paper, I argue that this business model has turned into a structural element of modern-day capitalism with implications for migration and border management. Through an analysis of the technological tools being developed and used for migration and border management, the article will help to understand the power dynamics underlying surveillance capitalism. GLODEM AI & CSS Seminar Series brings together practitioners working on AI usage in various fields and scholars specializing in computational social sciences. The seminar series is moderated by MA-CSSL, which is an interdisciplinary research laboratory at Koç University, established with the purpose of conducting cutting-edge research on the applications of computational methods to social science questions.

Title:Surveillance Technologies in Migration Management/Border Security

Speaker: Dr. Emre Eren Korkmaz, Departmental Lecturer in Migration and Development, University of Oxford

Moderator: Merih Angin, Koç University