ONLINE TALK / COVID-19: Securitisation, Minorities, Diversity
Wednesday 7 April 2021
On 11 March 2020 the World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 virus a global pandemic. The virus was characterised as a disease that made no differences between people’s origin, religion or wealth. As the virus spread, national governments employed a variety of security measures to prevent spreading of the disease. Restrictions on the assembly of people, travel and eventually lockdowns were quickly put in place. Media reports and human and minority rights groups soon raised alarm of how differently and more severely minorities were impacted by both the COVID-19 virus and the security measures. Scapegoating, severe restrictions and targeted policing have characterised the experience of the pandemic for minority groups across the world, resulting in increasing vulnerability.
The ECMI is inviting you to join our distinguished international panel of experts discussing securitisation of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on minorities under the current circumstances, from an interdisciplinary perspective. The online talk will take place via Zoom; please use the link above to register for the event. The talk will be also live streamed on the ECMI FB page, but only registered attendees will be able to participate in the Q&A session.