Europe, Migration, Refugees: Beyond Emergency and Crisis
Presented by Maurizio Albahari
The course fosters an understanding of migration and refugee dynamics in the Euro-Mediterranean region. First, we bring into focus the social actors at the center of these dynamics, including governmental and border officials, smugglers, priests, activists, citizens involved in migrant reception, and migrants and refugees themselves. Then, we collegially tackle the many stakes and dilemmas of envisioning what is just when it comes to immigration issues, and ask whether the gap between what is just and what is feasible is as wide as many believe. Finally, the course includes and promotes further discussion on the importance of the school setting when it comes to integration issues.
About Maurizio Albahari
Maurizio Albahari (Ph.D., UC Irvine) is Associate Professor of Anthropology and concurrent Associate Professor in the Keough School of Global Affairs. He is the author of Crimes of Peace: Mediterranean Migrations at the World's Deadliest Border (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015). His research and editorials on refugee mobility and related civic engagement in the Euro-Mediterranean context have appeared both in scholarly journals and in media venues including History News Network, Time, openDemocracy, Fox News, and CNN.