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Tutu Centre to host Contemporary Issues Week

Tutu Centre News Tuesday 1 December 2015

Staff and students are invited to share their thoughts on current affairs at two round tables hosted by the Tutu Centre. 

Contemporary Issues Week will explore global issues of immediate importance during week commencing Monday 7th December. 

The first round table - 'Refugees: Myth and Reality' - will be held in the Senate Room on Monday 7th December 6pm-8pm. It features Professor Michael Lavalette, Head of the Department of Social Work, Care and Justice, Ewan Roberts from Asylum Link, and a representative of the refugee community.

As well as a discussion on the refugee crisis, there will be a presentation exhibiting the work of students and colleagues from Hope's Department of Social Work, Care and Justice, who travelled to Calais to support the refugees in October 2015. Refreshments will be provided after the talk in the Staff Room. 

The second round table - 'After Paris: ISIS, Terrorism and Identity' - will be held on Thursday 10th December 1pm - 2pm in FML 201 (Hope Park). 

Speakers include Doctoral Researcher on Security Anno Bunnik, Lecturer in terrorism studies Evan Lawrence, Postdoctoral Researcher in Islamic Studies Sadek Hamid and Darren Taylor from Prevent Programme, Merseyside Police. 

The event will be chaired by Michael Holmes, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. Refreshments will be provided.

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