Europe's Refugee Challenge: Responses to an International Crisis

Set against the backdrop of Europe’s largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, this discussion will focus on the situation on the ground in countries that are most exposed, either as points of entry or as final destinations for refugees. Are national governments and EU institutions doing enough? What kind of domestic opposition is emerging in response to national policies? What societal and cultural challenges are refugees encountering upon arrival?

Update on Europe’s Migration Crisis

With Europe experiencing a migration crisis on a scale not seen since World War II, we spoke with Professor James Hollifield for an update on the situation. He recently returned from Europe and provides a firsthand account of the ongoing humanitarian and political crisis. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

Russia is a Fortress, But Not a Refuge

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Worker-Mothers on the Margins of Europe: Gender and Migration between Moldova and Istanbul

Worker-Mothers on the Margins of Europe explores the world of undocumented migrants from a postsocialist state, following Moldovan women who “commute” for six to twelve months at a time to work as domestics in Istanbul. Leyla J. Keough examines the gendered moral economies that shape the perspectives of the migrants—Turkic-speaking Christians of Gagauz ethnicity—their employers in Turkey, their communities in Moldova, and the International Organization for Migration.

The Fundamental Bond: Current Perspectives on EU-US Relations

After the European Court of Justice struck down the Safe Harbor data transfer agreement, there was concern about its effect on U.S. companies operating in the European Union. The U.S. and EU are also in the midst of protracted negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement. While seeking ever deeper cooperation with one another, the U.S. and EU each face internal challenges – the refugee crisis and instability in neighboring countries in the EU; an upcoming presidential election and ongoing involvement in the Middle East in the U.S.

The Next Refugee Crisis: Afghanistan

With the war in Afghanistan heating up, thousands of Afghan refugees are fleeing their country. But Iran and Pakistan, which house most of the Afghan refugees from previous cycles of violence, are increasingly unwelcoming.

'Ongoing Migration from Central America: An Examination of FY2015 Apprehensions': Duncan Wood Testifies before Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Duncan Wood, Director of the Mexico Institute, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs regarding migration from Central America.

"Ongoing Migration from Central America: An Examination of FY2015 Apprehensions"

U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
Full Committee Hearing

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 beginning at 9:30am.