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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

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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 Dr Stephen Law.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer