Refugee Management between Turkey and Europe: Past vs. Present – Timothy Reno – Thursday 28 February at 6pm – Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

Title : Refugee Management between Turkey and Europe: Past vs. Present (in English)

Timothy RENO, Director IPLI Foundation

www.ipli.eu

Thursday 28 February at 6pm

Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

Massive migratory flows between Turkey and Europe, precipitated by violent conflict, are not something new in history. Prior to the present day Syria crisis, the last time that Turkey and Europe were required to cooperate in management of large migration flows was following World War I, after the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923.  Around that time, supervision of migratory flows was overseen by the League of Nations High Commission for Refugees, working in concert with individual European nations and the Republic of Turkey.  This research project aims to examine the early 20th century key refugee management policies that were enacted by the League of Nations High Commission and to compare them to the present day framework of cooperation between the EU and Turkey.  This research project asks the following question: Can post-World War I public policies that were implemented to deal with migration management between Turkey and Europe in the early 20th century, play a constructive role to inform a more effective formulation of migration management strategies between Turkey and the EU in the present context?

Timothy Reno (Director, IPLI Foundation) holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from Sciences Po Paris. Currently a doctoral candidate, he is pursuing research in the fields of international development, refugees and migration policy, with a particular focus on Turkey and the European Union.  Timothy is an associated researcher with the Lusíada Center of Research in International Politics and Security (CLIPIS)


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