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Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies pres.

CMENAS Colloquium Series. Border Walls and Violent Borders

Reece Jones, Professor of Geography and the Environment, University of Hawai'i

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The 2019 CMENAS Colloquium Series theme is "Migration in the Islamicate World."

Since 2014, over 57,000 people died or went missing while migrating. Over the same period, the number of border walls around the world doubled to over 70. This presentation considers the relationship between border security and migrant deaths in the era of globalization, with a focus on the impact in North Africa and the Middle East.

About the Speaker:
Reece Jones is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Hawai'i and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Geopolitics. He is the author of two books Border Walls: Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India, and Israel (2012 Zed Books) and Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move (2016 Verso). He has also edited four other books, most recently Open Borders: In Defense of Free Movement (2019 University of Georgia Press).

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