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MENA Grad: The MENA Refugee Crisis: Implications for Turkey and Europe

When: Monday, November 2, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Where: University Hall, 201, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Lexy Gore   (847) 467-5314

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


The MENA Refugee Crisis: Implications for Turkey and Europe

Today there are more refugees in the world than ever before, with 60 million counted as displaced in 2014. Each day that year, more than 42,000 people left their homes in search of protection. The conflict in Syria has been the biggest driver of displacement, while crises in Iraq, Yemen, Libya, and South Sudan contribute apace. Turkey alone has absorbed nearly 2 million of Syria’s refugees. Greece—facing financial crises of its own—has seen a 750 percent increase in arrivals this year alone. Thousands are risking the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe; many don’t make it. What are the implications of the MENA refugee crisis for Turkey and Europe? Drawing on their expertise in legal protection and survey research, Galya Ruffer and Basak Yavcan will answer this question and others in an open dialogue about one of the most pressing issues of our day.

Lunch provided.

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