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MAR
30
Maurizio Albahari: Sea(m)less Peninsulas? Italy, Europe, and the Refugee Question
Date:
Thursday, 30 Mar 2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Wells Hall B-310
Department:
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Event Details:

In this lecture Albahari will outline the emergence of the Mediterranean Sea as the world's deadliest international border for refugees, focusing in particular on the central migratory route — between Libya and Italy — and on the military-humanitarian role of Italy's authorities and civil society. He will illustrate how the political and institutional separation between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean (Turkey and southern European Union countries such as Italy and Greece) constitutes state of
affairs that can be sustained only at an unspeakable economic and human cost.