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The Great Migration and Refugee Debate, Amsterdam

date April 18, 2018 19:30
city Amsterdam
location Pakhuis De Zwijger Show location
room grote zaal
attending J.S. (Joël) Voordewind i et al.
organisation Pakhuis De Zwijger

How will the role of the Netherlands look like in this international context? How are refugees who are sheltered in the region actually doing and what is their perspective on their and their children’s future in the case of continuing conflict in their country of origin? Are there alternative safe routes to the Netherlands and other countries in the world feasible? What kind of possibilities exist and are conceivable for labor migration out of West Africa?


These and other questions will be the center of the discussion during the Great Migration and Refugee Debate that will be organized on the 18th of April by Vice Versa and Oxfam Novib. During the evening program we will enter a discussion with thinkers and doers from the political and policy environment, the academic arena and the civil society, about a robust vision for the role of the Netherlands in the world when it comes to receiving and protecting refugees and migrants.

Doors open: 19:00

Start programme: 19:30

With amongst others:

Leo Lucassen

Professor of Global Labour and Migration History and director of the International Institute of Social History (IISH)

Farah Karimi

Executive Director Oxfam Novib

Josh Maiyo

Assistant lecturer at the VU University Amsterdam and expert in the field of Migration and Development

Joël Voordewind

Member of Parliament for the ChristenUnie

Evan Easton-Calabria

Researcher, Refugee Studies Centre | University of Oxford

Jelte van Wieren

Director of the Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Darawsha Adham

Doctor and former chair of the Board of Culture in Palermo, Italy

Saskia Baas

Based in Amman, works with the Danish Refugee Council as Durable Solutions specialist

Mohammad Kanfash

Senior Protection Assistent UNHCR

Modar Salama

Drummer and percussionist

Nizar Rohana


Alberta Opoku

Freelance journalist, moderator, and political scientist

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Het Grote Migratie- en Vluchtelingendebat

Naar een toekomstvisie voor een duurzaam en rechtvaardig migratie- en vluchtelingenbeleid in Nederland en de wereld:

op woensdag 18 april vindt het Grote Migratie- en Vluchtelingendebat plaats in Pakhuis de Zwijger.


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