Photo: UNHCR A. D
Photo: UNHCR A. D'Amato © 2014

Medverkande är bland andra: 

  • Erik Nilsson, statssekreterare, Arbetsmarknadsdepartementet 
  • Karin Pettersson, politisk chefredaktör, Aftonbladet   
  • Mikael Ribbenvik, Migrationsverket, ställföreträdande generaldirektör; operativ chef
  • Karen Austin, demokratistrateg, Stadsledningskontoret, Kansliet för mänskliga rättigheter och demokratiutveckling
  • Ibrahim Mouhanna, Journalist, Documentary director

Moderator: Christian Christensen, professor, IMS Stockholms universitet

Evenemanget hålls på engelska och är öppet för studenter och intresserad allmänhet.


Due to multiple political, economic and environmental crises faced by populations in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere, human mobility across borders has increased considerably over the past decades. What Europe recently encountered at its doorstep due primarily to the Syrian situation is an intense example, yet not unique nor a temporary “problem”. The conservative strands of public discourse that have materialized around the refugees indicates an elevation of Islamophobia, and is reminiscent of enduring forms of labelings of, say, Roma and Central and Easterns Europeans as ‘benefits tourists’. Although a humanitarian legal space exists in Europe, cultural and political responses, as we witness through the media, remain highly problematic. Against this backdrop, this roundtable will address three particular aspects with a view toward historical realities: 1) Direction of flows; and, national/territorial and cultural considerations, 2) Political responses and democratic deficits, 3) The role of the media and communication outlets and texts.

Tid och plats

28 januari, kl 15:00-17:30. JMK-salen, Karlavägen 104, plan 4.