Unravelling the Mediterranean Migration Crisis
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Healey Family Student Center, Herman Room 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057
In 2015, more than a million people crossed the Mediterranean, arriving at the shores of southern Europe in search of protection or a better life, while more than 3,600 people lost their lives during such crossings. Recent months have seen increasingly heated discussions at the national and EU level about whether rescues at sea are a vital humanitarian intervention or simply encourage others to attempt the crossing.
In this lecture Professor Heaven Crawley will report on the preliminary findings of an ESRC funded research project being led by Coventry University's Center for Trust, Peace and Social Relations in partnership with the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham currently being undertaken in Malta, Italy, Greece and Turkey exploring the experiences of migrants crossing the Mediterranean. The lecture will explore some of the reasons why they embarked upon the dangerous journey to Europe, what happened to them on the way and their hopes for the future.
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