Refugees Welcome? European Border Politics and the Creation of a Crisis
4/27/17, 11:15 AM
About this event
Join the Center for Austrian Studies for a lecture by Verena Stern, political scientist, University of Vienna. In 2015, the EU transitioned from a 'long summer of migration' with its 'welcoming culture' to closed borders, erected fences, and a more restrictive deportation regime, which remains the current status quo today. Due to civil war, many Syrians fled to Europe to seek asylum in countries such as Austria, Germany and Sweden. This lecture will focus on these migratory movements: How did Europe react to this situation, and why did they change their policies during that period?
Verena Stern is a political scientist at the University of Vienna, Austria. Currently, she is the BMWFW Doctoral Research Fellow at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. In 2013/14, she served as BMWFW Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota.
This event is presented by the Center for Austrian Studies and cosponsored by the Institute for Global Studies and the Immigration History Research Center.
- Blegen Hall, room 10
- 269 19th Ave S
- Minneapolis MN