Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm Venue: FB3.20
Lunch: 1pm-1:30pm, Third Floor Foyer
Seminar: 1.30-2.30pm, FB3.20
Guest Speaker: Professor Fotaki from Warwick Business School on Turning fear to purpose: organised responses to recent refugee arrivals in the EU.
This seminar is hosted by: Dr. Andromachi Athanasopoulou, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour, School of Business and Management (SBM)
More than 1 million refugees fleeing war and persecution, along with some migrants escaping poverty, crossed the borders of Europe in 2015. The local communities together with international networks of volunteers worked closely to address the most urgent needs of the newly arrived refugees (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aP_Ug11La4). The project I have conducted over the last two years in Greek islands sets out to examine how such initiatives emerge, what motivates local communities and volunteers and how collective and individual histories might influence their responses. The overall aim is to learn from the successful solutions attempted to manage the logistical challenges and tensions between refugees and local inhabitants to guide the present and future policies.