Refugee Crisis in Europe

The Cornell Institute for European Studies (CIES) presents the 'Migration Initiative' 

About the Migration Initiative

Since the beginning of 2015 alone, migration has captured European headlines due to a surge in popularity amongst radical right parties across numerous countries, in discussions regarding the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France, and most recently, as a result of the refugee crisis that some are calling the largest and most significant mass migration since World War II.

Cornell’s Institute for European Studies (CIES) launched in the fall of 2015 a Migration Initiative that seeks to connect these issues and address the question of how European societies are addressing the opportunities and challenges that accompany their increasing diversity.  During the 2015-16 AY, the Migration Initiative will feature talks and workshops organized by CIES in partnership with classes occurring during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters. The Migration Initiative aims to spur dialogue about this critical global issue on Cornell’s campus, and to inspire student and faculty engagement on an issue that European polities are forced to address both individually, and as a collective union.  

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