18 February 2017
Camden ESI at the Camden Conference: Germany, Europe, and the politics of refugee protection
Presentation by Gerald Knaus. Video: Camden Conference

ESI's Gerald Knaus was invited to speak at the annual Camden Conference in Camden, Maine. The 2017 Camden Conference – "Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity's Crisis" – featured discussions with speakers on migrant and refugee issues. They explored the varied causes of the current international crisis and the unique challenges that come with accepting immigrants from particular countries, regions, and demographic groups. Speakers also examined the political, economic, and social consequences of population flight for the countries they have abandoned in the Middle East, Africa, and Central America.

In his presentation on "Germany, Europe, and the politics of refugee protection", Gerald focused on what is working and not working in current European efforts and outlined a cautiously optimistic vision how and why the EU-Turkey agreement on migration can work.

Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald, Ron Bancroft, "Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity's Crisis" (3 March 2017)

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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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