Seeking Refuge: lessons from Europe's migration crisis

This talk will focus on the European migration crisis; exploring the idea of the so-called “externalization” of migration control, its compatibility with the international law, its political sustainability as well as potential alternatives.

For more information, please email Efrosini Deligianni.


Dimitris Christopoulos is a Greek academic (Professor at the Department of Political Science and History of Panteion University in Athens), writer and activist. He has been elected P resident of the International Federation for Human Rights in 2016. FIDH Vice President in 2013 after having chaired the board of the Hellenic League for Human Rights for eight years (2003-2011). Christopoulos has studied law in Greece, political science in France, legal theory in Belgium and holds a French PhD in Public Law. He has taught as visiting Professor and has provided lectures in different universities in Europe and the US. His academic publications and books reflect par excellence his interventions as a public intellectual in the field of human rights, migration, minorities and citizenship.
Christopoulos is frequently interviewed by international or Greek media, writes regularly in the Greek and to a lesser
extend to the international press.
Kostis Karpozilos is a historian and the director of the Contemporary Social History Archives (ASKI). He has earned a degree in Modern Greek Literature at the University of Thessaloniki (2002), completed an M.A. in Historical Research at the University of Sheffield (2003) and a PhD in History at the University of Crete (2010). His thesis focused on revolutionary diasporas in the United States and the
trajectory of Greek-American radicalism in the 20th century.  He is the scriptwriter of the documentary Greek-American Radicals: the Untold Story (2013), the author of a book on the Cretan socialist intellectual Stavros Kallergis (Benaki Museum, 2013), and of Red America: Greek Immigrants and the Quest for a New World, 1900-1950 (Crete University Press, 2017). His latest book (co-authored with Dimitris Christopoulos) concerned the Macedonian Question (10+1 questions and answers on the Macedonian Question, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, 2018). Kostis was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University, Princeton University and University of Oxford and has taught at the University of the Peloponnese, at Sciences Po and at Columbia University before joining College Year in Athens. He has written extensively on the Greek crisis, the European Left and the limits of political imagination in the post-1989 world and currently he is working on an international history of the Greek Left.

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