Public Lecture: Prof Ian Goldin, "Exceptional People: How migration shaped our world and will define our future" (London)

Past Event

11 October 2011, 7:30pm - 9:00pm


This Public lecture is hosted by The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Speaker: Professor Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School and Professor of Globalisation and Development, University of Oxford

Summary: Migration has played a critical role in human history--the circulation of ideas and technologies has benefited communities and the movement of people across oceans and continents has fuelled economies. In this lecture which draws on the issues raised in the book Exceptional People Ian Goldin shows how migrants in today's world connect markets, fill labour gaps, and enrich social diversity. Migration also allows individuals to escape destitution, human rights abuses, and repressive regimes. Goldin argues that current migration policies are based on misconceptions and fears about migration's long-term contributions and social dynamics and looks at ways that future policies might allow societies to effectively reap migration's opportunities while managing the risks of the twenty-first century.

Information: This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.