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Home HRAcademia Dr. Marilena Anastasopoulou* excels on her lecture on forced migration

Dr. Marilena Anastasopoulou* excels on her lecture on forced migration

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Prof. Kevin Featherstone introducing Dr. Marilena Anastasopoulou

It couldn’t have been a better time for this research seminar earlier on this evening at Sir Arthur Lewis Building’s SAL.LG.04 amphitheatre in the LSE, given what takes place nowadays with Migration. John Faraclas was there with his camera…

Her well construed slides presentation, lasted 28 minutes and covered the comparative – intergenerational and interregional – history of Asia Minor memories and identities of forced displacement examining the multilayered relationship between contemporary attitudes and refugee past.

one of the slides referring to Research Methodology

Some …”buzz” words which triggered my interest: Memory and Identity as well as the term Refugee and were same applies… Central Macedonia, Lesvos Island an Attika regions were mentioned as main examples for the past and present Migrants issues…


Eleven questions were aired and her brief response was to the point showing full control of the subject being “Coming to terms with forced migration”. Pleased to hear questions not only from Prof. Kevin Featherstone who chaired the event, but also from Prof. Vassilis Monastiriotis and Dr. Spyros Economides as well as from Dr. Athanasia Chalari. I guess it will be great to repeat same with a wider audience as Migration is possibly the number one issue today all over Planet Ocean and as you can find out, this medium holds the record both in written as well as in live interviews for 12 plus years on the Migrants issue.

Smiling faces after Dr. Marilena Anastasopoulou’s (l) presentation; to her right Prof. Kevin Featherstone


*Marilena Anastasopoulou, ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, European Institute, LSE

N.B. Next coming event of the Hellenic Observatory at the LSE will be this coming Thursday the 16th of November on the Athens Polytechnic uprising in 1973, being also its 50th Anniversary…

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