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Monday, 24.07.2017 - Friday, 28.07.2017

Libori Summer School: Philosophy and Media - Refugee Women and Children in the Media

In the Libori Summer School Maria von Welser, a former TV-journalist and now a successful publicist, will present the outrageous life-situation of women and children in these countries. Every day another country, following the UN-list.

For her researches Maria von Welser also traveled into Turkey, the Lebanon, to Jordan and on the Greek island of Lesbos. Where she found women and children in a devasting situation. Being refugees between the borders. After a horrible escape from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, they are now living in camps where there is no way back or forwards for them. Because Europe closed its borders. The most men went first, sitting now in camps, for example in Germany, waiting to be granted asylum.

The participants of these seminars will not only find out a lot about the political backgrounds, but hear as well the stories of refugee-women, children, their families and the situation they are confronted with. This seminar should give you a picture of the life-situation, many women and children are still today forced to live in.

Language: The seminar will be held in English.

Organizer/ Lecturer: Maria von Welser

General information: As the number of participants is limited to 15 for each course, please e-mail a one page letter of motivation and a brief curriculum vitae to the lecturer MvW(at)mariavonwelser(dot)de, cc: ruth.hagengruber(at)uni-paderborn(dot)de until March 31st, 2017.

A certificate of participation will be handed over in the closing ceremony. Participation is free. Transport and lodgings have to be organized individually by the attendees. Please bear in mind, however, that the holiday season in Paderborn starts at the end of July. There for we highly recommend to book rooms as soon as possible.


For more information on the Libori Summer School see

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