Dragon Hall Debate: Drawing the line – do we need borders?
As Brexit pushes the UK to redefine its relationships with neighbouring nations, we ask what borders do for us, and whether we need them at all. Daniel Trilling, journalist and author of Lights in the Distance, draws on years of reporting to build a portrait of refuge in a fractured Europe; Prof Sarah Barrow, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Arts and Humanities at UEA, explores borders in Latin American contexts, and Cathie Carmichael, Professor of European History at UEA, shares what we might learn from the history and national identities of the Balkans.
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Suitable for ages 16+.
Prof Sarah Barrow is Pro-Vice Chancellor for Arts and Humanities at UEA, with responsibility for championing the positive and profound value and impact of the arts and humanities on individuals and society. She has wide experience in the arts, culture, education and human rights sectors and is a Trustee of the National Centre for Writing. Profile
Prof Cathie Carmichael is Professor of European History at UEA and teaches the history of the Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean. She is an editor of the Journal of Genocide Research, and is on the International Advisory Board of Europe-Asia Studies. Profile
Daniel Trilling is the editor of New Humanist magazine and has reported extensively on refugees in Europe. His work has been published in the London Review of Books, Guardian, New York Times and others, and won a 2017 Migration Media Award. His first book, Bloody Nasty People: the Rise of Britain’s Far Right, was longlisted for the 2013 Orwell Prize. He lives in London. His latest book, Lights in the Distance, is a portrait of Europe’s refugee crisis as seen by the people at the heart of it, based on five years of reporting. Twitter
The free Dragon Hall Debates series, presented jointly by the University of East Anglia and the National Centre for Writing, tackles a range of topical scientific, cultural and political issues, drawing on the expertise of UEA academics as well as guest thinkers, writers and commentators. Come along and hear from the panel, then join the conversation and have your say. All are welcome.