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Ethics Meets Migration

Launch of the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

In this fascinating two panel event we will explore the ways in which migration challenges our contemporary ethics and moral universe. Bookings can be made via the Festival of Ideas website

Event Details—

4.00pm — 5.15pm

·Introductions by University Vice-Chancellor, Stephen Toope and Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Phil Allmendinger

Panel 1: Conflict, Refuge: Rethinking Humanitarianism.
Why is migration such a challenge to our ethics today? Do we need to reconsider what principles we stand for and just how humanitarian we are prepared to be? Is it our moral duty to intervene before people are driven from their own countries as a result of conflict? Lord Rowan Williams and Sir Stephen O’Brien offer new perspectives on humanitarian values for a modern society.

5.45pm — 7.00pm

Panel 2: Crimmigration versus Integration: People’s Lives, People’s Voices

What are the consequences of creating a hostile environment’ and processes which criminalise migrants? Are there creative ways to engage with and integrate ‘strangers’? Join Prof Ben Bowling and Prof Alison Phipps who challenge us to reflect critically on the criminalisation of migrant communities and to shift our thinking by listening to migrant voices.

7.00pm – 8.00pm