Dukakis Center co-hosts book presentation on Syrian refugees in Greece
On April 3 the Dukakis Center and Exostis Free Press co-hosted at WE a presentation of The Itinerary: Tracing the Refugee Routes, a new book by renowned photojournalist Dimitris Bouras and friends documenting the plight of Syrian refugees in Greece.
Joining Mr Bouras were fellow photojournalist Nick Paleologos and journalist Patrick Strickland (Al Jazeera); Dimitrios Goulis, Director of the 67th Thessaloniki Elementary School (the local school that embraced refugee children); and Maria Fardela of Exostis and Lambrini Nassis of ACT and the Dukakis Center. Journalist Kiki Tsiligeridou of TV100 and Amagi Radio moderated the event, which was also attended by a small group of refugees.
Dimitris Bouras is a SBALA alumnus (Class of 1994) who has spoken at ACT on a number of occasions. A celebrated photojournalist who has traveled widely in the Middle East and the former USSR, he will begin lecturing on photojournalism at Cambridge University in the fall.
The Dukakis Center has a standing interest in the plight of migrants and refugees in Northern Greece. In November 2015 a group of interns took a master class in photojournalism with Dimitrios Bouras. One of their assignments was to participate in a study trip to the makeshift refugee camp in Eidomeni, near the border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, where they served lunch on a soup line and took photographs of conditions in the camp.
Other recent Dukakis Center fieldwork includes study abroad service learning research projects; alumni volunteer efforts, and senior practitioner research activities.