International migration poses a number of important challenges in today's globalized world. In the last twenty years, the Mediterranean has been the center of several migratory routes connecting the Middle East and the Southern rim of the"Mare Nostrum" to Europe. Governmental and non governmental actors have recently clashed over what is the right way to address the ongoing "migratory crisis". This conference brings together Dr Antonio Marchesi (Professor of International Law and President of Amnesty International Italy), Dr Gabriele Eminente (Director General Médecins Sans Frontières - MSF)and Dr Lyal Sunga (Professor of International Law, AUR and Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law), three leading experts who will discuss whether as some claim life-saving operations a threat to security, or rather constitute a necessary response to a humanitarian emergency.
Robben Island, situated 8km off the coast of Cape Town, or Mother City as it is affectionately known, is unmistakably etched into the horizon and ‘visible’ in more ways than one to the local, as well as visiting eye.
Are the Rebel Alliance headquarters on Yavin 4 similar to the Mayan pyramids? Should the crumbling film sets of Tataouine that still stand in the Tunisian desert be considered an archaeological monument?
Louise Schofield has been working in Ethiopia since 2006, directing archaeological, conservation and development projects in that extraordinary country. The search for the Queen of Sheba brought her to her current site in Tigray, northeastern Ethiopia.
Kip Knight, an American international marketing expert with a focus on media literacy and misinformation, will discuss how global networks and human information processing have altered traditional conceptualization of authority and expertise.
Judith Baumel is a poet, critic and translator. She is Professor of English and was Founding Director of the Creative Writing Program at Adelphi University. She lectures on modern and contemporary American poetry at Oxford University, UK. A former director of the Poetry Society of America, her