"Saving Lives in the Mediterranean: a Shared Responsibility"

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 19.00 till 20.00

You are all warmly invited to the opening lecture of our Spring Speaker Series, presented by Judith Sunderland, Associate Director for Human Rights Watch’s Europe and Central Asia division.

Social Responsibility takes on different meanings and has become a thread being woven into all sectors of society, not least human beings and their dignity.

Join us as Ms. Sunderland discusses her recent experience on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean, where she has been directly confronted with the challenges, opportunities, and obligations pertaining to boat migration and rescue at sea.

Ms. Sunderland works on issues related to migration and asylum policy, discrimination and intolerance, and counterterrorism. Her recent work has included research and advocacy on the EU response to the refugee crisis, boat migration, deaths of migrants and asylum seekers in the Mediterranean, as well as the impact of Spain’s housing crisis on immigrants and women heads of household. She previously worked in Human Rights Watch’s women’s rights division covering Latin America, and as a UN human rights observer in the UN Mission in Guatemala.

A small reception will follow the lecture.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Nielsen Auditorium, Franklin University Switzerland
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