In collaboration with the IES (Institute of European Studies), the CGES (Center for German and European Studies) at the UC Berkeley and the Kursbuch Magazine
Award-winning journalist and Die Zeit reporter Wolfgang Bauern accompanied Syrian refugees: in their hideouts in Egypt, on the boats across the Mediterranean, on the streets of Europe. In his book "Crossing the Sea: With Syrians on the Exodus to Europe", he describes the fates concealed behind the abstract figures, and the dramatic circumstances of flight. It is an exceptionally authentic document and a passionate appeal for a more humanitarian refugee policy.
Wolfgang Bauer, born in 1970, works for the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT. For his reportage he has been awarded the Katholischer Medienpreis and the Prix Bayeux-Calvados des Correspondants de Guerre as well as other distinctions. His book "Über das Meer. Mit Syrern auf der Flucht nach Europa" (Suhrkamp Verlag) is published by And Other Stories
in the English translation as "Crossing the Sea: With Syrians on the Exodus to Europe".
The book has been translated into Czech, English and French, supported in part by the Goethe-Institut. An Arabic translation is in preparation.
At this event award-winning journalist Wolfgang Bauer discusses his book with Dr. Julia Choucair Vizoso, Vice Chair, Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley.
The event will be moderated by Akasemi Newsome, Associate Director Institute of European Studies.
This lecture is part of the global discussion/debate series "Kritikmaschine," organized by the Goethe-Institut and Kursbuch, one of Germany's leading intellectual magazines.
The subject of this reading has changed. Wolfgang Bauer will discuss his book “Crossing the Sea: With Syrians on the Exodus to Europe” and not his latest book “Stolen Girls: Survivors of Boko Haram” as originally announced.