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Changing the perception of refugees in the West

When May 14, 2019
from 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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On May 14, the Intellectual Forum is delighted to be hosting the Gazi Research Project and Open Citadel to screen their short film Pizza, Democracy & the Little Prince.

The current refugee crisis shows no signs of abating. With limited resources available in the affected countries and the current handling of the situation questioned by many, could a shared effort by individuals and organisations be the answer? How can the the ‘us and them’ narrative currently dominating European media be challenged, and how far would this go towards fostering an understanding of refugees by the public?

Pizza, Democracy & the Little Prince challenges the idea that refugees have nothing in common with people in prosperous western societies. Following the screening of the film, a panel of experts will discuss the development of practical solutions for the empowerment of refugees as a joint effort, including:

  • Ambassador Farukh Amil (Former Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations)
  • Rosalind Copisarow (Advisor at the World Bank's Microfinance Policy Board)
  • Rossella Pagliuchi-Lor (UNHCR’s Representative to the UK)
  • Paweł Świeboda (Deputy Head of the European Political Strategy Centre)

Tickets are available here.