SOAS University of London

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

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Dr Reece Jones (Hawaii, Dept of Geography)

Date: 12 October 2016Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 12 October 2016Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G52

Type of Event: Seminar

Over forty thousand people died trying to cross international borders in the past decade, with the high-profile deaths along the shores of Europe only accounting for half of the grisly total. This presentation argues that these deaths are not exceptional, but rather are part of a long history of state attempts to protect wealth and privilege through movement restrictions on the poor.
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Dr Reece Jones Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move


About the speaker

Reece Jones is a Professor of Geography at the University of Hawaii in Manoa, and the author of Border Walls: Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India, and Israel.

Organiser: Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Contact email: cb92@soas.ac.uk