Dr Wali Aslam hosted a Skype event on ‘The Politics of Migration: Selecting Migrants from Refugees in the UK and Beyond on the 7 March 2016. The keynote speaker; Dr Simon McMahon started the event with a review of the latest development concerning the refugee crisis in the UK. An open discussion followed involving Dr Nando Sigona and Dr Vicki Squire who shared their perspectives rooted in the fields of Sociology, identity politics and citizenship studies.
The event aimed to provide a platform for participants and scholars from various backgrounds to discuss numerous political and security challenges and opportunities posed by the refugee crisis facing different European countries. The event will help participants analyse a closeup number of controversial issues on the subject matter. The audience were welcomed to participate actively in the event through Twitter by using the tag #BathCPME.