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The Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD), based in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster, invites you to join us for a panel discussion reflecting on architectures, landscapes and human experiences of life inside the migrant camps in Calais.

The panel

Speakers include:

Marta Welander, Director, Refugee Rights Data Project (RRDP)
RRDP is a non-governmental human rights organisation and UK registered charity, which aims to fill information gaps relating to refugees and displaced people in Europe. They have published several reports, with findings drawn from independent field research in the camps of northern France.

Jens Haendeler and Alex Ioannou, Weaponised Landscapes: Mapping the "Jungle", PNEVMA Collective
Anushka Athique, Jens Haendeler and Alex Ioannou of landscape research design collective PNEVMA, have carried out a series of field trips from London to Calais. They have observed the migrant camp in Calais through the lens of landscape by conducting informal interviews with migrants and aid workers, gathering photographic documentation and studying the camp’s socio-spatial flows. By mapping the employment of weaponised landscape interventions their research exposes the reproduction of the neo-colonial narrative of the racial other.

Aidan Hehir, Reader in International Relations, University of Westminster
Dr Aidan Hehir has published widely in a number of academic journals including International Security, The Journal of Peace Research and Cooperation and Conflict. He is author and editor of a number of books including Libya, The Responsibility to Protect, and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, Co-editor), Humanitarian Intervention: An Introduction Second Edition (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 and 2013), and The Responsibility to Protect: Rhetoric, Reality and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

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