Home > Public events > Events > 2011 > Exceptional People: how migration shaped our world and will define our future

 

Exceptional People: how migration shaped our world and will define our future

Department of Geography and Environment public lecture

Date: Tuesday 11 October 2011 
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue:  Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Ian Goldin
Chair: Professor Eric Neumayer

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.

This event celebrates Goldin's latest book Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future|.

Ian Goldin is director of the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, and professorial fellow at Balliol College, Oxford. Goldin was Vice President of the World Bank (2003-2006) and prior to that the Bank's Director of Development Policy (2001-2003). He served on the Bank's senior management team, and was directly responsible for its relationship with the UK and all other European, North American and developed countries. Goldin led the Bank's collaboration with the United Nations and other partners. As Director of Development Policy, Goldin played a pivotal role in the research and strategy agenda of the Bank.

From 1996 to 2001 he was Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and served as an adviser to President Nelson Mandela. His many books include Globalization for Development. Born in South Africa, Goldin has a BA (Hons) and a BSc from the University of Cape Town, an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Doctorate from the University of Oxford.  

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #lsemigration

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 6043.

Podcast & Video

A podcast and video of this event is available to download from Exceptional People: how migration shaped our world and will define our future|.

Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel|.

Twitter and Facebook

You can get immediate notification on the availability of an event podcast by following LSE public lectures and events on Twitter|, which will also inform you about the posting of transcripts and videos, the announcement of new events and other important event updates. Event updates and other information about what's happening at LSE can be found on the LSE's Facebook| page.

CPD

This event has been certified for CPD| purposes by the Continuing Professional Development Certification Service|. Self-Assessment Record forms will be made available for delegates wishing to record further learning and knowledge enhancement for Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPD) purposes. For delegates who wish to obtain a CPD Certificate of Attendance, it is the responsibility of delegates to register their details with a LSE steward at the end of the event and email a completed scanned copy of their Self-Assessment Record form to events@lse.ac.uk| within 28 days of the date of the event attended. If a delegate fails to register their details at the event and email a scanned copy of their completed Self-Assessment Record form within 28 days, it will not prove possible to issue a certificate. Certificates of attendance will be emailed out within 10 working days of the Self-Assessment form being received.

 

 

Share:Facebook|Twitter|LinkedIn|