Can Europe Welcome Them All?

Nassim's Takeaway: Can Europe Welcome Them All?


Hands up if you’ve been asked the question, “But can we really take them all?”. We know we have. In this final episode of A Migrant’s View, migration specialist and origin country expert Nassim Majidi gives us three answers to this prevailing question from the humanitarian, political, and economic points of view. Let us know what you think about her response on Twitter at @migrmatters.

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Nassim Majidi

Nassim is associate doctor at Sciences Po’s Centre for International Studies and the Co-Founder/Head of Migration Practice at Samuel Hall. Nassim conducts research into conditions in origin countries, studying questions like motivations for migration, migrant journeys, the role of smuggling, and post-return outcomes via Samuel Hall’s regional offices in Nairobi, Kabul, and Mogadishu.