Karen Jacobsen reflects on efforts to stem migration flow

Karen Jacobsen discussed migration at the Alison L. Des Forges Memorial International Symposium on Refugees, Migrants, Human Trafficking, and Slavery at the University at Buffalo on April 14, 2016.

In her presentation, “Understanding Migration from Sub-Saharan Africa to Europe: Might Efforts to Stem the Flow Work?” Karen outlined the routes, motivations and experiences of Sub-Saharan African refugees and migrants traveling through the Sahel, en route to and returning from Europe. She explored the consequences for migrants of recent policy responses on the part of Europe and the U.S., including increased efforts to provide security as jihadist groups such as Boko Haram emerge in the Sahel and increased border controls.