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Virtual Eat&Meet on Fundamental Rights and COVID-19 with Dr. Henri Nickels
May 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We are excited to announce a Virtual Eat&Meet with Dr. Henri Nickels. Together with current and former Fulbrighters, we will host a Google Hangout session on Fundamental Rights and COVID-19!
The outbreak of COVID-19 affects people’s daily life in the 27 EU Member States. As the number of infected people in the EU territory began to mount rapidly in February and March, governments put in place a raft of measures – often introduced in a period of only a few days – in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. Many of these measures reflect how, in exceptional emergency situations, the urgent need to save lives justifies restrictions on other rights, such as the freedom of movement and of assembly. This presentation will outline some of the measures EU Member States have put in place to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Henri Nickels’ areas of expertise with respect to the FRA’s work include equality and non-discrimination; racism, xenophobia, and related intolerance; and hate crime. He was previously Research Fellow at the London Metropolitan University, where he worked on the impact of counter-terrorism on Irish and Muslim communities in Britain. Prior to that, he worked as a Research Officer at the University of Surrey on representations of Islam as a security threat. He has published extensively on minority issues and is co-author of the book Islam, Security and Television News and co-editor of the books Islam in the Plural: Identities, (Self-) Perceptions and Politics and Islam in its International Context: Comparative Perspectives. He studied social psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam.