In this event, two specialists with experience of the US–Mexico deserts and the Mediterranean Sea respectively, discuss their work and the role of geography in the current migration crises.
Dr Robin Reineke is the co-Founder and Executive Director of the Colibri Center for Human Rights, based in Tucson, Arizona. Colibrí is a non-profit organisation working to end migrant death and related suffering along the US–Mexico border through forensic science, advocacy, and research.
Patrick Kingsley is the Guardian’s inaugural migration correspondent. Throughout 2015 he travelled to 17 countries along the Mediterranean migrant trails, meeting hundreds of refugees making epic odysseys across deserts, seas and mountains to reach Europe. Published earlier this year, his bookThe New Odyssey tells the stories of those he encountered.
The event will be chaired by William Atkins, 2016 Eccles British Library Writer in Residence, whose book about the world’s deserts is due to be published by Faber in 2018.
Sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library
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