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The refugees and migrants



The refugees and migrants

The migrants’ "emergency" is challenging the way we are seeing the structure of society and the role of politics across Europe. This is naturally posing an additional burden on the European Union, supporting the growth of rightist parties, and creating tensions among states. In the 7th seminar of our popular series, journalist Daniel Trilling, in conversation with Royal Holloway’s Andrea Mammone, will bring us on a journey on lives and experiences of refugees reaching the European continent from Lampedusa to Britain. This will touch themes such us exclusion, integration, and solidarity, and involves the future of ethnic relations. It will also discuss the rise of anti-immigrant tendencies and how media and mainstream politicians contribute to the "perceptions" of immigration, their "dehumanisation, and multi-culturalism at large.

Daniel Trilling studied modern European languages at the University College London. He is the editor of New Humanist magazine and has reported extensively on refugees at Europe’s borders. His work has been published by the Guardian, Al Jazeera, the London Review of Books, Newsweek, New Statesman and others, and was shortlisted for a 2014 Amnesty media award. He recently received a Migration Media award for his reporting on the crisis in the LRB. His first book, Bloody Nasty People: the Rise of Britain’s Far Right (Verso) was longlisted for the 2013 Orwell Prize. Trilling’s book about refugees Lights in the Distance, will be published by Picador in early 2018.


The autumn at the Italian Cultural Institute is dedicated to contemporary history: twelve talks on "The Pace of History, the Principle of Democracy", from 21 September, organised by professor Andrea Mammone (Royal Holloway) and Professor Umberto Gentiloni (la Sapienza, Rome). In a fast-moving world, these talks analyse the current state of western democracies, including the changing faces of politics, the relationships between citizens and institutions, the impact of new media, the rising inequalities, and how society and culture react to these challenges.

Four more talks on Antonio Gramsci and his enduring legacy, 80 years after his death, will take place starting on 26 October, on the occasion of the exhibition of his Prison Notebooks, for the first time travelling outside of Italy. Organised by the Fondazione Gramsci with the Institute

Distinguished historians, Italian and international, every week at the Institute.

Watch this space: the events will be added regularly on our website and you will be able to book online


Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time: From 7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : ICI London

Entry : Free


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