The public symposium “Unterwegs. Nirgends daheim?” (On the way. Nowhere at home) of ZAK I Center for Applied Cultural and General Studies of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will take place on April 22 and 23, 2016, and focuses on the current situation of refugees in Germany and worldwide as well as on historic dimensions of migration and residence. The public symposium will be opened on Friday, April 22, 2016, 19.30 hrs, at the Karlsruhe city hall by an evening lecture of Professor Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Co-President of the Club of Rome.
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