The unfolding refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe has laid bare how European states and publics relate to people in desperate circumstances when they are from a country that is not their own. European states have tried to find ways to cope with the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people. Key questions emerge about how to address the influx of refugees, asylum-seekers and economic migrants in Europe.
Welcome and Public Lecture
Chair: Dr Ingi Iusmen, Lecturer in Governance and Policy within Politics and International Relations.
-What makes a refugee crisis?
Professor David Owen, Department of Politics and International Relations
-Refugee camps and their legacy: France and the Spanish civil war exiles
Dr Scott Soo, Associate Professor in French History, Department of Modern Languages
-The free movement rights for migrants and refugees under EU Law
Dr Hedvig Schmidt, Associate Professor in EU Law, Southampton Law School
Roundtable Discussion and Q&A
-Working with asylum seekers and refugees in Southampton
Anne Leeming, Chair of the Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group
Drinks and Canapés
Refreshments will be provided after the event including the opportunity to speak to the Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group who befriend and support asylum seekers and refugees in the Southampton area.