October 21, 2017
He has long been known in the English-speaking world for his award-winning articles as the Guardian's first migration correspondent. Patrick Kingsley has already reported from more than thirty countries, and has accompanied numerous refugees on their route. In his recently published book "Die neue Odyssee. Eine Geschichte der europäischen Flüchtlingskrise" (C.H. Beck 2016), published in German, he recounts his encounters with people such as the human smuggler Haji or the pregnant Fattemah Abu al-Rouse from Syria. Based on these biographies, he describes the causes and effects of migration movements not only with personal access, but also finely observed and rich in facts. After his lecture, Kingsley discussed his experiences on the flight routes and the longing destination Europe with Steven Vertovec (MPI for the study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.