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Lampedusa Calling round table

The Centre of African Studies will run a round table discussion to reflect on the migration crisis from Africa to Europe via Lampedusa island.

This is part of a broader initiative in collaboration with other networks and groups at the University of Edinburgh that are offering a series of response events to address the issues raised by the ongoing crisis.

The round table, entitled 'Lampedusa Calling: Understanding Human Flows from Africa to Italy/Europe’, will be held on Thursday 5 November from 5.30 pm in Project Room, 50 George Square, Edinburgh.


  • ‘To whom it may concern’ by Mr Mohamed Zakaria Ali (Short Documentary)
  • Prof. Alessandro Triulzi, “L’Orientale” The University of Naples & Migrant Archives in Rome
  •  Dr Emilie Venables, Qualitative Research Mobile Implementation Officer, Medécins Sans Frontières
  •  Mahamed Aman, Mahamed Said Reception Centre for migrants and Asylum Seekers in Lampedusa island

The event is free of charge and no booking is required. For any enquiry, please contact the Centre of African Studies, Edinburgh at:



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