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Friday, April 1 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Migrants, Surveillance and Human Rights

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At this session we will look at the issue of surveillance of migrants and refugees as one of the most urging and complex issues emerging in the area of human rights; a balancing act of security and protection. The fast and erratic outpour of migrants, particularly into Europe this last fall, has lead to changes in border control and a call for surveillance of the hundreds of thousands third country nationals. One of the most startling and unanticipated outcomes of the way in which refugees have been moving across the European continent has been new stresses on the Schengen-free travel zones comprised of 26 states, almost entirely made of EU members. 

This session will reflect on the EU responses and compare it with border surveillance measures taking place in other areas of the world such as United States.


Deniz D. Aydin

Oxford University

Dragana Kaurin

Localization Lab
Dragana Kaurin is a human rights researcher and ethnographer, and writes about forced displacement and refugee rights. She is the director and founder of the Localization Lab, providing localization, usability feedback and community-building for anti-surveillance and anti-censorship technology. She has worked at Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, and in Crisis Information Management and Communications at UNOCHA and UNICEF, before joining the Open... Read More →

Mike Posner

NYU Stern School of Business

Friday April 1, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
*The Hub*

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