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Conference. “Twenty Years under the Channel, and beyond? Rethinking Migrations and Borders”, 12 Oct., London

Twenty Years under the Channel, and beyond? Rethinking Migrations and Borders Vingt années sous la Manche, et au-delà ? Repenser les migrations et les frontières    Rails et histoire invites you to register and participate in (free registration) / Rails et histoire vous invite à vous inscrire et à participer au colloque :   Fourth International Conference Roundtable held in Brunel University London, Uxbridge campus, Darwin Room, Hamilton Suite Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 13:45-18:00   Quatrième rencontre internationale Table ronde accueillie par l’Université Brunel de Londres, campus d’Uxbridge, Salle Darwin, Hamilton Suite  Mercredi 12 octobre 2016 de 13 h 45 à 18 h     PROGRAMME   13:30/13 h 30     Registration and Welcome / Accueil des participants 13:45/13 h 45     Opening/ Ouverture David AZÉMA, Chairman, Rails et histoire Dr Naomi PERCIVAL, Special Collections Librarian, Channel Tunnel Archive, Brunel University 14:00/14 h Session 1: A new Border under the Sea / Première séance : Une frontière construite sous la mer Opening speech and Chair/Allocation d’ouverture et présidence : Professor Michel FOUCHER, Titulaire de la chaire de géopolitique appliquée, Collège d’études mondiales, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Discussant / Rapporteur : Dr Alison CARROL, Senior Lecturer in European History, Department of Politics, History & the Brunel Law School, Brunel University London, member of the […]

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The ‘Refugee Crisis’ and the US: the twisted ways of policy-making

The ‘refugee crisis’ has raised a lot of debates amongst Europe and the European Union. However, the position of the US is often overlooked in these debates even though its role has been central to the course of this ‘crisis’ from its very beginning. In Nizar Farsakh’s view, Obama’s international policy, while attempting to disrupt that of his predecessor, nonetheless resulted in the opposite outcome it was aiming for. Nizar Farsakh is Program Director for Civil Society Partnerships at the US-based NGO Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED). Prior to this position, he was the General Director of the General Delegation of the PLO to the US for two years, and has extensive experience in policy advising to Palestinian negotiators on border-related issues.   The enormity of the Syrian refugee crisis has exposed the limits of Europe’s absorption capacity, both in physical as well as social/national terms. This has prompted many to ask how come European countries did not foresee it coming and whether they could have averted waiting for the crisis to rise to that magnitude. Yet, only after a few weeks, if not months, did people start to ask about the role of the US in all of […]

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