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Sarah baxter
Sarah Baxter
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Christopher Bertram
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The Oxford Debates: Too Much Immigration?

Sarah Baxter and Christopher Bertram Chaired by Stephen Law

Sunday, 25 March 2018

12:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre

£8 - £13.50

Journalist Sarah Baxter and social and political philosopher Professor Christopher Bertram look at whether people should have a right to move freely around the world and at the consequences of both freedom of movement and restrictions on immigration.

Should the freedom of human beings everywhere to travel, live, set up family life, work and study where they choose be an aspiration politicians should promote; or should immigration policy be driven by considerations of national economic advantage? Are liberals who favour rights to free movement ignoring or underestimating the problems this creates for communities in the UK and elsewhere? Are nationalists who seek to limit immigration too complacent about how the reality of immigration control undermines the values of a free society? How open should the UK be to refugees? How much difference will Brexit actually make to immigration?

Baxter is a former political editor of the New Statesman and senior editor for The Observer. After a spell in New York and Washington, covering the 9/11 attacks and the election of Barack Obama for the The Sunday Times, she returned to London to edit The Sunday Times Magazine and is now a columnist and deputy editor of The Sunday Times.

Bertram is professor of social and political philosophy at the University of Bristol and chair of trustees at Bristol Refugee Rights. His book, Do States Have the Right to Exclude Immigrants? will be published in May.
Discussions are chaired by philosopher and author Stephen Law.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine