Date: 11 October 2011 (Tuesday)
Venue: Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), 31 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Organised by: ASEF
Professor Antonio Marquina – Visiting Senior Fellow in the Centre for NTS Studies – who led the ASEF-supported ASEM Education Hub Thematic Network on Human Security, kicked off the panel discussion with the presentation of his latest edited book Perspectives on Migration Flows in Asia and Europe. The publication is the third in a series by Asian and European scholars, following publications on energy security and global warming.
In it, Prof. Marquina analyses political, economic, social and environmental trends which prevent countries in Asia and Europe from stemming the flow of migrants. Factors that have played an important part include an ageing domestic population, the effects of the economic crisis, migration caused by environmental degradation and the exodus of political refugees.
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