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Students in Policy Task Force Study Migrant Crisis in Europe

May 5th, 2016
During their Skype discussion with Witte, students questioned him about European fears regarding migrants and terrorism, the increasing number of women and children who are joining the migrant flow, and the impact a changing political scene within Europe is having on the EU's ability to address the migrant crisis.

Every year citizens flee their homelands to escape political instability, violent conflicts, environmental degradation and grinding poverty. In 2015 alone, roughly 1 million migrants sought a more secure future within the European Union. Over the past few months, students in a Princeton University undergraduate policy task force have been studying the challenges EU leaders face in dealing with the migrant influx — and developing potential solutions.

The task force represents the most distinctive feature of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs' undergraduate program and is different from a course, seminar or independent work in other departments. Task force work is often modeled on the way research is done by government staff. The group as a whole is charged with tacking a policy issue, and each student writes a research paper on one aspect of the larger problem. These individual papers satisfy the University's junior independent work requirement.

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