French lecture on refugee crisis


*Photo by Celia Heudebourg ’18*

Celia Heudebourg

*Photo by Celia Heudebourg '18*
Photo by Celia Heudebourg ’18
On Wednesday afternoon, Anne-Emmanuelle Deysine, a professor at France’s Paris Ouest Nanterre University, gave a lecture entitled “Immigration issues in France and the European Union.”

She gave students an overview of the situation and talked about the lack of political will in the E.U. and France to address this influx. “I’m not very proud of my country right now,” she said.

Deysine explained that the influx of migrants, whether they are coming from Syria or countries in Africa, has taken place over such a reduced period of time, that the asylum infrastructure in place is saturated.

Deysine, who volunteers her spare time to help immigrants coming to France, urged the 60 students and faculty who attended the lecture to actively get involved in small ways.