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Roundtable Discussion: The Syrian Refugee Crisis, the European Union and Greece
Title:
Roundtable Discussion: The Syrian Refugee Crisis, the European Union and Greece
When:
09.05.2016 18.30 h
Where:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine) - Melbourne
Category:
Education

Description

Location: Greek Centre, Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Date: Monday, 9th of May 2016, 6:30pm
Presenters: Dr Scott Burchill, Mr Daniel Flitton, Mr Paul White & Ms Sophie Perreard
Entry:
FREE

Synopsis

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for the Refugees by mid-2015 the number of refugees has reached an estimated 15.1 million worldwide, its highest level in 20 years.

The main contributing factor to this trend has been the war in Syria. In 2015 Europe has experienced exceptionally large numbers of refugees arriving via the Mediterranean Sea, a majority of whom are from the Syrian Arab Republic.
The aim of this roundtable is to unpack the complex issues that arise from the Syrian refugee crisis, the impact and response from Europe and Greece (as the first host country of the EU).

The dimensions to be explored by a panel of experts are the situation on the ground in Syria and the region regarding the causes of the humanitarian emergency, the constant changing of conflict dynamics and the impact on non-combatants. In addition the panel will assess the recent EU deal with Turkey as a means of stopping the refugee flows.


Panel Members

Dr Scott Burchill, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Deakin University.
Mr Daniel Flitton, Senior Foreign Correspondent, The Age.
Mr Paul White, Protection Adviser to the United Nations Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syrian Crisis.
Ms Sophie Perreard, Lecturer in Humanitarian Assistance, Deakin University.
Dr Costas Laoutides
, Lecturer in International Relations, Deakin University. Dr Laoutides is also this panel's convenor.


Sponsors

We thank the following donor: Epaminondas Tsitas

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2016 seminar sponsors

Venue

Venue:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine)   -   Website
Street:
168 Lonsdale Street
Postcode:
3000
Suburb:
Melbourne
State:
VIC
Country:
Country: au

The Mezzanine floor (press "M" in the elevator) of Greek Centre Melbourne - located at the corner of Lonsdale and Russell streets in Melbourne, Australia.

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