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Migration and Integration: The Case for Liberalism with Borders

  • Archaeology G6 Lecture Theatre 31-34 Gordon Square WC1H 0PY (map)

The UCL Global Governance Institute (GGI) is delighted to host Professor Tom Farer on 20 May to talk about his upcoming book ‘Migration and Integration: The Case for Liberalism with Borders’. He will be joined by Jill Rutter, Director of Strategy and Relationships at British Future, who will serve as a discussant.

In Migration and Integration: The Case for Liberalism with Borders, scheduled for publication in the fall, Farer assesses the debates about how open to refugees and migrants the borders of Liberal Democratic States should be and what policies governments should adopt to integrate new arrivals. After reviewing the policies of the Nordic States, the UK and France and comparing them with the US, he details a Grand Strategy for ripping the immigration-and-cultural conflict issues out of the hands of the Alt-Right as demographic bombs explode in the Middle East, Africa, and South and West Asia.

"The moderate center in American and European politics is bleeding votes to the right and the left because it has failed to come up with realistic policies on migration. Tom Farer, a distinguished human rights defender and international lawyer, addresses this challenge head-on with a witty, erudite and passionate defense of a ‘liberalism with borders’—a migration policy that reconciles human rights and national sovereignty in a tough-minded yet compassionate synthesis which deserves to redefine the debate on this key issue in modern politics."

Michael Ignatieff
President and Rector, Central European University, Budapest

Later Event: May 21
Lewisham Migration Forum