Columbia’s Committee on Forced Migration, ISHR, Harriman Institute Panel, Mar. 19

March 15, 2021

NEW YORK – The Columbia University Committee on Forced Migration, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR), and the Harriman Institute present the panel Solidarity along the Balkan Route: Five Years after the EU-Turkey Deal on March 19, 12 PM EDT/ 5 PM GMT/ 6 PM CET/ 7 PM EET, via Zoom.

Five years ago, on March 20, 2016, the EU-Turkey Agreement went into effect, halting most of the irregular migration from Turkey to Greece and trapping refugees and migrants along the route. Volunteers from all over Europe and beyond assisted them with daily needs and the right to seek asylum. Panelists will address their areas of engagement in their respective countries and reflect on the situation on the ground amidst the ongoing pandemic. They will also address what the solidarity movement has accomplished over the last five years and how the movement has changed.


Efi Latsoudi, PIKPA/ Lesvos Solidarity, Nansen Refugee Award Winner (UNI-ICR)

Nasim Lornani, activist, Migrants Social Center Athens, Human Rights Advocates Program, ISHR 2020-2021

Rados Durovic, Executive Director, Asylum Protection Center, Serbia

Nidzara Ahmestasevic, independent volunteer, Bosnia-Herzegovina, scholar and journalist, Editor Kosovo 2.0, former fellow Alliance for Historical Dialogue (ADHA) at ISHR

Moderator: Lora J. Nettelfield, Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Human Rights, Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR/ Harriman Institute).

For Zoom login information, register online: http://bit.ly/3sEHy1R.


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