Panel discussion: Migration and Diaspora at King's College London

Posted on 27 January 2020

Manolis Pratsinakis participated in the panel discussion on migration and diaspora organized by the Hellenic Studies Centre at King's College London. The event took place on 27 January 2020. In his address Manolis explored the motives and structural context that drive the new Greek emigration addressing also the ways through which the crisis in Greece has altered everyday discourse on emigration and loosened up social constraints towards long distance mobility. 

In the same panel Giampaolo Salice (University of Cagliari) spoke about the fascinating story of the Alexianos family, a Greek diasporic family who played an important role in the history of the island of Menorca and the diplomatic and commercial relations between Russian and British empire.

Maria Rizou (EU Policy Advisor in the Department for International Development) compared the settling of refugees from Asia Minor to Greece after 1922 with the current refugee crisis that Greece and Europe face.

Effie Pedaliou (LSE IDEAS) spoke about the manipulation of the current refugee crisis by demagogues and its dire consequences to the European project and political discourse in Europe.

More information about the event can be found here 


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