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Violence Research Centre



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We are delighted to launch a new series of VRC webinars, called "Beyond the Headlines". These are occasional seminars in which VRC experts and invited guests discuss major issues that have gained attention in the news. We are kickstarting the series with a very topical theme, in the aftermath of a recent human tragedy.

On Monday 6 December 2021 at 5pm, Dr Paolo Campana, Associate Professor, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, will deliver the first seminar, entitled “Beyond the Headlines: Human Smuggling across the Channel”.

The recent Channel crossing tragedy and the bickering between French and UK governments over migrant crossings have shed a spotlight on human smuggling across the Channel. Paolo Campana, an expert in human smuggling and organised crime, will examine the situation and respond to questions from the audience.

The event will be convened by Prof Manuel Eisner, Director of the Violence Research Centre (VRC) at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.

Please register in advance:

Clicking the link on the day might delay access; the registration is however very simple, just type your full name and email. You will then receive an email to confirm your place, which will give you the access link – this ensures more security than simply sharing a link on social media.

Monday, 6 December, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
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Online event on zoom