Date: April 11, 2024
Time: 3:00 pm
Neovi Karakatsanis (Indiana University)
Her topic will be the reception and experiences of the refugees in the Aegean island of Chios in the broader context of the "European refugee crisis."
What leads a people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize because of their compassion and hospitality to refugees to suddenly turn hostile towards the very people they rescued at sea? By focusing on one of the Greek islands on the frontlines of the “European refugee crisis,” this presentation will illumine the compassion fatigue that led Greek islanders who had welcomed refugees to grow tired of helping them and to treat them with hostility. The presentation will illuminate a number of factors that contributed to this transformation in attitude and behavior of the local population.
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