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AFRICA, EUROPE, AND THE MEDITERRANEAN MIGRATION CRISIS

Date:

10/16/2015


AFRICA, EUROPE, AND THE MEDITERRANEAN MIGRATION CRISIS

The Center for African Studies, the Center for European Studies, and the Department of Italian invite the Rutgers community and the public to join us in examining the historic and contemporary ties that bind Africa and Europe in light of the Mediterranean migration crisis. A one-day, multidisciplinary symposium with an international panel of scholars, public intellectuals, and artists will take place on the Rutgers New Brunswick (College Avenue) campus, with the hope that our intellectual and artistic exploration will raise awareness of this global catastrophe, and stimulate some programmatic response to this ongoing crisis. The Mediterranean Sea has become a perilous thoroughfare for millions of African and Middle Eastern refugees fleeing violence of every variety and seeking entry into the seeming haven of the European continent. Refugees are perpetually on the move or stranded, and thousands have died. European nation-states, facing the insuperable challenge of accommodating asylum seekers, are closing their borders—or trying to do so. br Every day brings new headlines and accounts of this struggle. The urgency and immediacy of this issue increases daily. What can be done when there are no good solutions? RSVP at: http://ruafrica.rutgers.edu/migration_crisis/index.html

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Date: Friday, October 16, 2015

Entrance : Free


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