Thursday, February 22, 2018, 3:30-5:00PM
The Mediterranean Sea continues to constitute a most lethal passage for migrants, including refugees and would-be asylum seekers. Italian and European Union authorities seek to “close” this maritime “route” and contain migrants far away from Europe’s southern shores. By focusing on ongoing developments and conflicts in this Mediterranean arena, the talk will also discuss challenging tensions between peace and war, security and human rights, democracy and authoritarianism. In charting some of the ways forward, Albahari draws on existing practices and engagements, including artistic and more broadly civic ones, to trace the profile of an emerging “migrant democracy”.