Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre AGM and Professorial Lecture

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre AGM and Professorial Lecture

Some 180 people attended the annual meeting of the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, which was held in partnership with the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. The professorial lecture “Unravelling the Mediterranean Migration Crisis” was delivered by Professor Heaven Crawley highlighting the complexities behind the Mediterranean refugee crisis and the narrow narrative, which has been visible in the UK media but has also been the basis of government policies. Heaven added that failures of policy reflected assumptions made about why and how people were on the move, without understanding the stories in the background. Continue reading