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Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Saviour:
Peter Tinti in conversation with Katherine Rochester


Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:00 pm
291 Church Street, NYC

Journalist Peter Tinti discusses his experiences covering the European migration crisis, in conversation with Fellow Travelers organizer Katherine Rochester.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP encouraged.

Journalist Peter Tinti will discuss his experiences covering the European migration crisis. His most recent book, co-authored with Tuesday Reitano, Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Saviour (Hurst Publishers, 2016) investigates one of the most under-examined aspects of the great migration crisis of our time. As millions seek passage to Europe in order to escape violent conflicts, repressive governments, and crushing poverty, their movements are enabled and actively encouraged by criminal networks that amass billions of dollars by facilitating their transport. Many of these smugglers carry out their activities with little regard for human rights, which has led to a manifold increase in human suffering. But some of these smugglers are revered as saviors by those they move, for it is they who deliver men, women, and children to a safer place and a better life. Disconcertingly, it is often criminals who help the most desperate among us when the international system fails to come to their aid.


Peter Tinti is an independent journalist focusing on conflict, security, human rights, and organized crime. He is the author, with Tuesday Reitano, of Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Saviour. Among other outlets, Tinti’s writing and photography has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Vice, Politico, World Politics Review, Christian Science Monitor, Al Jazeera, The Independent, and The Telegraph. He has also worked as a consulting producer for VICE on HBO. In 2013, Action On Armed Violence included Tinti in its list “Top 100: The most influential journalists covering armed violence.”

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