Statement on Giulio Regeni

Statement on Giulio Regeni

In my opinion piece on this matter, I raised the question of whether Universities and supervisors such as myself should feel a degree of responsibility for what happens to their students carrying out dangerous field work. I went on to suggest that the current system of risk assessment might need to be reconsidered.

It was not my intention to cause offence. In no way it is my intention to attribute any direct blame on to anybody at the University of Cambridge, including the Department the supervisors, or the University. I saw my article as a contribution to a debate on risks and challenges of doing ethnographic fieldwork in challenging contexts, a topic that is close to my personal and intellectual agenda. My thoughts are with those are all grieving Regeni's untimely death.

Federico Varese

"Un'analisi profonda"

Roberto Saviano, Repubblica

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