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17:30 - 19:00 26 November 2015

Dealing with the refugee crisis: Europe and Britain


JZ Young Lecture Theatre | Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Baroness Sarah Ludford
David Goodhart
Dr. Sarah Fine
Professor Alex Betts
Dr Avia Pasternak

The on-going refugee crisis is by now widely considered to be the greatest humanitarian crisis since the second world war. The rich countries of the world, including Britain and other European countries, are struggling to find a united response to the plight of millions escaping war and disaster. In recent weeks we have witnessed some preliminary attempts within Europe to design a collective framework for dealing with the crisis. The European Commission is offering a refugee quota system, which would define what share of the burden should fall on each European country. At the same time, many critics of Britain's policies argue it is not doing its fair share, whilst the Government vehemently denies these claims, pointing to the humanitarian assistance Britain has been providing to refugee camps in Syria and neighbouring countries.


Dimitrios Kraniotis
+44 (0)20 7679 4902 | d.kraniotis@ucl.ac.uk


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