Why did unprecedented migration occur across the Mediterranean in 2015? Professor Heaven Crawley
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At the end of 2015, over one million people had taken perilous sea journeys across the Mediterranean in search of safety. As part of #RefugeeWeek2019, we speak to Professor Heaven Crawley to discuss her research with over 500 migrants and refugees in 2015, to share their experiences, and to improve support for those in search of security, and those who risked their lives to find it.
Heaven Crawley, Professor of International Migration at Swansea University, argues for compassion and curiosity in place of hostility in our attitude towards refugees and asylum seekers.Four Thought is a series of thought-provoking talks in which the speakers tell personal stories that give rise to their thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect culture and society.Presenter: David BaddielProducer: Sheila Cook.