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Tutu Centre Contemporary Issues Week

Refugees by Josh Zakari Friday 27 November 2015
The 'Tutu Centre Contemporary Issues Week' features two roundtables on issues of immediate importance during the week commencing 7 December. 

The first roundtable titled 'Refugees: Myth and Reality' discusses the refugee crisis. The event commences on Monday, 7 December, at 6pm-8pm in the Senate Room (Hope Park). The roundtable features Prof Michael Lavalette (Head of the Department of Social Work, Care and Justice), Ewan Roberts (Asylum Link), and a representative of the refugee community (Chair: Florian Zollmann, Director of the Tutu Centre). There will also be a presentation exhibiting the work of students and colleagues from Hope's Department of Social Work, Care and Justice who traveled to Calais to support the refugees in October 2015. Refreshments will be provided after the talk in the Staff Room. 

The second roundtable titled 'After Paris: ISIS, Terrorism and Identity' speaks to the November 2015 Paris attacks. The event takes place on Thursday, 10 December, 1pm - 2pm in FML 201 (Hope Park). The speakers include Anno Bunnik (Doctoral researcher on security), Evan Lawrence (Lecturer in terrorism studies), Sadek Hamid (Postdoctoral researcher in Islamic Studies) and Darren Taylor (Prevent programme, Merseyside Police). The event will be chaired by Michael Holmes (Senior Lecturer in Politics and IR). Refreshments will be provided.
Photo by Josh Zakari