Events

EVENT POSTPONED Europe's Refugee 'Crisis': where are we now?

Hosted by the LSE European Institute and the 89 Initiative

Online public event

Speakers

Professor Heaven Crawley

Professor Heaven Crawley

Sarah Mardini

Sarah Mardini

Dr Lucy Mayblin

Dr Lucy Mayblin

Catherine Woollard

Catherine Woollard

Chair

Dr Manmit Bhambra

Dr Manmit Bhambra

EVENT POSTPONED This event did not take place due to technical issue and will be rescheduled in the future.    

Six years after the beginning of Europe’s so called ‘refugee’ or ‘migration’ crisis, we ask what has happened since and (how) has Europe changed? This event will explore Europe’s ‘refugee’ or ‘migration’ crisis, asking whether Europe has changed since, and what happened to the people who arrived and the policies that governed their arrival.

Meet our speakers and chair

Heaven Crawley (@heavencrawley) is Professor of International Migration at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations and at Coventry University. She is also the Director of the UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub (MIDEQ).

Sarah Mardini (@SarahMardini4) is a Syrian refugee, competitive swimmer and activist. Her journey to Europe made international news in 2015 when she and her sister saved 18 people by dragging their drowning boat to safety. After being granted asylum in Berlin, Sarah returned to Greece a year later to volunteer as a search and rescue swimmer and Arabic translator. In August 2018, Sarah was suddenly arrested by Greek authorities when flying back to Berlin from Lesbos. She spent 3 and a half months in jail for charges of human smuggling, being part of a criminal organisation, espionage and money laundering, before being released on bail in December 2018. Sarah’s arrest and incarceration has been heavily criticised by Human Rights organisations and the press.

Lucy Mayblin (@LucyMayblin) is a political sociologist whose research focuses on asylum, human rights, policy-making, and the legacies of colonialism. She was recently awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for her research achievements in the area of asylum and migration. Lucy is the author of Asylum After Empire (2017), Impoverishment and Asylum (2019) and Migration Studies and Colonialism (2021). 

Catherine Woollard is Director of the European Council of Refugees and Exiles.

Manmit Bhambra (@BhambraManmit) is a Research Officer in the Religion and Global Society Research Unit at LSE, and Research Director for Migration at the 89 Initiative, Belgium. She is also based in the European Institute where she is a Research Fellow for the 'Generation Brexit' project and a Guest Teacher in Identity Politics.

More about this event

The European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector.

The 89 Initiative (@89initiative) is a European think-do tank. Through cutting-edge research, the Initiative seeks to help solve Europe’s biggest generational challenges and nudge policy-makers and society forward.

This event is part of the LSE European Institute Series: 'Beyond Eurocentrism’. This event series aims to explore how the shape and shaping of Europe – its political-economy, its political policy making, or its political culture – needs to be rethought in a time of the exhaustion of Eurocentrism.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEEurocentrism

Podcasts

We aim to make all LSE events available as a podcast subject to receiving permission from the speaker/s to do this, and subject to no technical problems with the recording of the event. Podcasts are normally available 1-2 working days after the event. Podcasts and videos of past events can be found online.

Social Media

Follow LSE public events on Twitter for notification on the availability of an event podcast, the posting of transcripts and videos, the announcement of new events and other important event updates. Event updates and other information about what’s happening at LSE can be found on the LSE's Facebook page and for live photos from events and around campus, follow us on Instagram. For live webcasts and archive video of lectures, follow us on YouTube

LSE in Pictures is a selection of images taken by the school photographer.

From time to time there are changes to event details so we strongly recommend that if you plan to attend this event you check back on this listing on the day of the event.

This event will be streamed live on Facebook

Twitter

LSE Events LSEpublicevents

Is work bad? 🤔 #LSEFestival #LSECOVID19 In this event @forumphilosophy explores whether working makes us bad citi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

32 minutes ago

Reply Retweet Favorite

LSE Events LSEpublicevents

#LSEFestival Day 5️⃣ 🔵 Accelerating Gender Equality in India Post-COVID 🔵 Health Policy in a Post-COVID World… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

1 hour ago

Reply Retweet Favorite

  Sign up for news about events