This event is part of the United Nations University (UNU) Panel Series on Academic Thinking on Migration, convened by the UNU Migration Network with the support of the UNU Office in New York (UNU-ONY). The panel series is held against the backdrop of thematic consultations feeding into negotiations towards a Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. See a full list of the dates and academic panels at the end of this email. This panel will address current research exploring questions pertinent to these challenges, including: What are the main reasons behind a recent increase in anti-migrant violence in some contexts – and why do some countries experience a rise in anti-migrant sentiment while others, especially countries that observe similar migration patterns, do not? How do xenophobic attitudes affect States’ responses to migration phenomena – such as in the case of the current ‘migration crisis’ in Europe? How have xenophobic and nationalist groups used anti-migration rhetoric over time, and what can we learn from historical examples? How might policies at the sub-national, national, regional and global levels address xenophobia?