Ford Seminar: "An Exercise in Accompaniment: Exploring a Humanitarian Corridor Project in Italy"


Location: Hesburgh Center for International Studies, Room C103

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Sponsored by the Ford Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity. Thousands of refugees and migrants risk their lives each year crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe. A “humanitarian corridor” initiative, started following an agreement signed by the Italian government and several religious and non-governmental organizations, is providing a small number of refugees with safe travel and visas to Italy, along with housing and resettlement assistance upon arrival. Learn about the findings of Ford researchers Ilaria Schnyder von Wartensee and Clemens Sedmak, who are studying the experiences of the migrants and hosts, examining the effects of the program, and evaluating whether the humanitarian corridor effort could serve as a model for migrant integration and inclusion. 

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