University to host debate on the current refugee crisis

21 September 2015

The ongoing refugee crisis and its impact on the region will be debated next week, as part of Canterbury Christ Church University's Making Politics Matter campaign.

Crisis on Europe’s Shores: A debate on the current refugee crisis will include speakers from the University’s Politics and International Relations programme, local charities Samphire and Kent Refugee Action Network, as well as the newly launched UK Institute for Migration Research – a joint initiative by the University and the charity Migrant Help.

Dr Soeren Keil, Reader in Politics and International Relations at Christ Church, will chair the event. He said: “The current refugee crisis is without doubt one of the most urgent social and political issue facing us today. It has been suggested that our politicians often seem unable or indeed unwilling to step up to the challenge which this crisis presents. But what can we do to find a solution to the current situation and help those forced to flee from their homes and seek safety in Europe? These and other key questions will be addressed in this open public event.”

Crisis on Europe’s Shores: A debate on the current refugee crisis takes place 7pm, Wednesday 30 September 2015. Powell Lecture Theatre, North Holmes Campus, Canterbury Christ Church University, CT1 1QU.

The event is free and open to the public.

Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With almost 18,000 students across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 95% of our UK undergraduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.

*2013/14 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

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