Paul Collier, IGC Director, spoke at the final IGC public lecture for 2013 on 4 November 2013, from 6.30-8pm in the Old Theatre (Old Building, LSE).
Mass international migration is a response to extreme global inequality, and immigration has a profound impact on the way we live. Yet our views - and those of our politicians - remain caught between two extremes: popular hostility to migrants and ‘open doors’ insistence by liberal and business elites. Collier takes a balanced look at the possibilities and challenges of migration for societies of origin and host countries, to enable us all, including policy-makers, understand how much migration is best.
The event was free and the hashtag for this event was #LSEexodus. There was a lively debate about the lecture on Twitter, which you can read here.
A podcast of the lecture is available to listen to or download below.