Funda Ustek delivers a paper at the “Current Populism in Europe: Impact on the Political Landscape” in Prague (23-24 May 2016). The conference was organised jointly by the Institute of International Studies at Charles University, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and by the Goethe-Institut Prag. Ustek’s paper titled “Populism by numbers: Refugee Statistics in the EU” looks at how the numbers which are central to the current refugee crisis in the EU, and all populist discourses around it, are actually made by systematic inconsistencies between the national and international institutions, countries and poorly defined refugee categories. The conference programme can be reached here.
After the conference, Ustek was interviewed by the Czech Radio on her research about refugee statistics. The link to the interview (in Czech) can be found here.