“…the fate of migrants is becoming securitised and weaponised. When the European Parliament voted to interrupt Turkey’s EU membership ascension process and plans for visa-free travel, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened the EU that he would not stop migrants travelling to Europe ‘Listen to me: these border gates will be opened if you go any further’ (BBC, 25 November 2016).”
Following on from our discussion of the rise of anti-democacy after Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, at our next Salon Dr Mladen Pupavac and Dr Vanessa Pupavac, from the School of Politics and International Relations at The University of Nottingham, will introduce a discussion on migration based on their joint research.
Date, Time and Venue: Thursday 2 March at 7 PM in the Parlour of The Brunswick Inn, Derby.
Admission: £3/£2 unwaged – a donation to help with costs.
Dr Mladen Pupavac
Mladen is a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Politics and International Relations. His research is focused on international humanitarian and human rights politics. He has taught international relations at Harlaxton College, the University of Leicester and the University of Derby. Mladen has previously worked as a translator for the UN International Criminal Court in the Hague.
Vanessa is an associate professor in International Relations at the University of Nottingham. She has previously worked for the UN Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia and other international organisations. She has written extensively on human rights politics and humanitarianism
Recent relevant publications:
Mladen Pupavac and Vanessa Pupavac (2012) Trauma advocacy, veteran politics and the Croatian therapeutic state, Alternatives, Vol.37, No. 3, pp. 199-213.
Mladen Pupavac and Vanessa Pupavac (2015) ‘The Balkan Floods and Tvitoslavija – One Year One.’ A Space for Sharing. July. http://www.space4sharingstudy.org/?p=891
Mladen Pupavac and Vanessa Pupavac (2015) ‘Promises, promises in the Croatian Presidential Election.’ Ballots and Bullets. 9 March. http://nottspolitics.org/2015/03/09/promises-promises-in-the-croatian-presidential-elections/
Mladen Pupavac and Vanessa Pupavac (2014) ‘Veteran Protests in Croatia.’ Ballots and Bullets. 13 November. http://nottspolitics.org/2014/11/13/veteran-protests-in-croatia/