CBTU Webinar: Emerging European Right-wing Narratives and the Refugee Crisis in the ‘Covid-19 Era’


Welcome to the second in a series of Zoom webinars by the Centre for British-Turkish Understanding (CBTU). 
The webinar, to take place on Thursday 18 June 2020 from 6pm-7:30pm (BST/UK), will address the global refugee crisis and emerging Right-wing narratives in Europe in the ‘Covid-19 era’.
The webinar is both timely and needed as we witness very worrying racial tensions in the US with international ramifications. In an attempt to serve nationalist agenda, right-wing groups also are trying to create hostility towards migrants and refugees by painting them as carriers of the Coronavirus.
Our guest speakers for this webinar will address these among other issues. The distinguished panel of speakers are: Akif Çağatay Kılıç, Turkish Head of Delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Member of Parliament for Istanbul; Dr Chris Allen, Associate Professor of Hate Studies at the University of Leicester who has researched and written extensively on Islamophobia and counterterrorism including Islamophobia (2010) and Reconfiguring Islamophobia (2020); and Dr Sarah Marusek, Research Fellow at Leeds University and Johannesburg University Research Associate as well as the author of Faith and Resistance: The Politics of Love and War in Lebanon, and co-author of The Henry Jackson Society and the Degeneration of British Neoconservatism.