Europe’s migrant crisis: the images, the response and the U.S. role

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Guests: Barbie Zelizer, Sumi Somaskanda and Michael Ignatieff

Hundreds of thousands of migrants from countries like Syria and Afghanistan have flooded Europe’s borders in recent months creating the continent’s worst refugee crisis since WW2. Fleeing war, persecution and violence, and in search of asylum, many have endured arduous and dangerous journeys. The images have been haunting. Today on Radio Times, we’ll talk about the power of those images, get an update on the crisis and the European response, and consider the role the United States and Canada might play in helping to resettle these refugees. We’ll start off with BARBIE ZELIZER, professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Then, journalist SUMI SOMASKANDA joins us from Berlin. We’ll end the hour with MICHAEL IGNATIEFF, professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government whose work focuses on human rights and foreign policy.

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