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Phi Beta Delta to hold lecture on “Europe and the Refugee/Migrant Challenge of 2015”

Oct 2, 2015

Ohio Northern University’s Phi Beta Delta honorary society for international scholars presents a lecture by Dr. Andrew Ludanyi in the Dicke Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. The title of Ludanyi’s lecture is “Europe and the Refugee/Migrant Challenge of 2015.”

Ludanyi, a resident of Budapest, Hungary, and Ada as well an ONU professor of political science from 1968 to 2008, will present his observations and views on the mass migration of immigrants and refugees who are presently swarming into Europe from the Middle East and North Africa.

Ludanyi will reflect on the causes of this mass exodus and the complications it brings for the European Union. It is the most dramatic challenge that the forces of unification have had to face since the establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community after World War II. For the first time, the European Commission has resorted to voting in its decision-making rather than seeking consensual agreement among its members. This has led to a visible split between the Western and Eastern members of the community. 

A question-and-answer session will follow the talk.