Podcast: "Refugees in the Middle East and Europe: Crisis and Response" with Philippe Fargues

  • Philippe Fargues
| December 18, 2015

An audio recording of a public talk by Philippe Fargues, MEI Associate and Director of the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute.

On November 9, 2015, Philippe Faruges addressed the varying responses of governments and civil society actors to the unprecedented refugee and migrant flows coming from the Middle East and North Africa through Europe, ranging from welcome and solidarity, to expulsion and abuse. Prof. Fargues reviewed the basic facts of the flow, noting the immense magnitude of the issue and the wide diversity in origin and itineraries of migrants. He then addressed the question of the nature of the crisis (refugees or migrants?) and its triggers (push or pull?).  Finally, he discussed responses provided so far by governments and non-governmental actors from the Arab States and Turkey to Europe and possible developments in the near future.

Listen to the full recording of Prof. Fargues November 9, 2015 talk below:


For more about Philippe Fargues and the event, click here.

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