Public lecture with Wasil Schauseil
02. Dec. 2020
To a public lecture the Department Christian Social Sciences invited to 1 December 2020 over zoom. Wasil Schauseil spoke on the topic: "The fall of Muammar al-Gaddafi and its effects on migration". Amanda Phyllis Benson-Tambo, Edmond Asante and Frank Amponsah – students in the Master's program in International Social Sciences – was also participated in the event.
Libya plays a central role in today's migration movements. The country is not only the gateway to the Mediterranean route to Europe, but has always been a destination for migrants from all over the African and Arab world seeking work and support for their families. During the Gaddafi era, an estimated two million male and female migrant workers lived in Libya, a high number compared to the total population of about 6.5 million. The fall of Muammar al-Gaddafi had far-reaching consequences: the collapse of the economy and public life. The continuing civil war not only threatens the lives of people within the country, but also leads to growing insecurity in Libya's neighboring countries.
Wasil Schauseil's public lecture will shed light on the African-European migration movements following the fall of Muammar al-Gaddafi, its impact on escape routes and the associated risks for all those caught between the political fronts from Bamako to Khartoum.
Wasil Schauseil, born in 1988, lives as a freelance filmmaker and journalist in Berlin. He is co-editor of the magazine antikrieg.org. Thematically, his work mainly deals with questions of political economy and philosophy.