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Refugees: Shifting Public Perceptions

Prof. Marlou Schrover (Social and Economic History of Migration, Leiden University) will put the current image refugees into historical perspective. Is the public perception of refugees different from the perception of (the)refugee(s) at other times in history? She will look at the emergence of divergent discourses and what explains changing perceptions. Learn about the mechanics behind shifting public opinion.

Organisator Amnesty International, Studium Generale
Datum

di 17 november 2015 20:00 tot 22:00

Locatie Orion, gebouwnummer 103
Bronland 1
103
6708WH Wageningen
0317 48 87 77
Zaal/kamer The Spot
The images of refugees reaching Europe have dominated the (social)media in Europe. Scrambling out of boats on Europe’s southern shore, making their way along train routes or pushing against order troops and barbed wire with infants held high or washing up face down on the shore. From the outcries of those keen to help, to the anger and concern of those rejecting foreigners in their communities; emotions have run high in the public debate. But how has the public perception of refugees been shaped in Europe? Prof. Marlou Schrover (Social and Economic History of Migration, Leiden University) will put the current image refugees into historical perspective. Is the public perception of refugees different from the perception of (the)refugee(s) at other times in history? She will look at the emergence of divergent discourses and what explains changing perceptions. Learn about the mechanics behind shifting public opinion.