Talk: Prof Ian Goldin, "Exceptional People: How migration shaped our world and will define our future"

Past Event

13 October 2011, 8:00pm - 9:30pm


This talk is hosted by Blackwell's Oxford at Blackwell Bookshop, 48-51 Broad Street, Oxford

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.

Tickets cost £2 and can be obtained by telephoning or visiting Blackwell's Customer Service Department, Second Floor, Blackwell Bookshop, Oxford. Telephone 01865 333623.