Challenging Borders: Imagining an Inclusive Europe at a Time of "Migration Crisis"
In the past few months, tragic deaths of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea have propelled the European “migration crisis” to the center of international attention. The drowning of over 800 migrants off the coast of Malta on April 23, 2015 is merely the most dramatic of a long string of incidents that have transformed the Mediterranean sea into a mass grave. The fortification of borders, however, does not only make migrant journeys perilous, but it also exacerbates the politics of exclusion within national borders. Haas Institute Summer Fellow Ilaria Giglioli explains what this means for migrants and countries alike.