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The Past, Present and Future of Global Migration

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: June 20, 2016, 17:00 – 19:00

In light of the ongoing migration crisis, we have to discuss, evaluate and seriously revaluate many interrelated problems in a broader historical context. The 20th century has seen many traumatic instances of expulsion and forced migration in Europe and beyond. The vicious process of nation-building has led to the displacement of millions of people. The legacies of World War II, and later the Yugoslav wars, deeply traumatized those directly affected, as well as their descendants. Highly relevant conclusions that are part of the current public debate can be drawn from these historical perspectives.

Confirmed participants: Suzanne Brown-Fleming (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum), Basil C. Gounaris (Aristotle University in Thessaloniki), Pieter Lagrou (Université libre de Bruxelles) and Harry Tzimitras (Peace Research Institute Oslo – Cyprus Centre). Moderated by Kateřina Králová (Charles University, Prague).

The event (in English) is co-organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University and the Václav Havel Library and supported by the U. S. Embassy in the Czech Republic.

„Návraty“ (Returns) © Petr Cempírek


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