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Harvard Bookstore Event: Can We Solve the Migration Crisis?
September 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harvard Book Store welcomes renowned human rights lawyer and Harvard scholar and professor JACQUELINE BHABHA (and FXB research director) for a discussion of her latest book, Can We Solve the Migration Crisis?.
About Can We Solve the Migration Crisis?
Every minute 24 people are forced to leave their homes and over 65 million are currently displaced worldwide. Small wonder that tackling the refugee and migration crisis has become a global political priority.
But can this crisis be resolved and if so, how? In this compelling essay, Jacqueline Bhabha explains why forced migration demands compassion, generosity and a more vigorous acknowledgment of our shared dependence on human mobility as a key element of global collaboration. Unless we develop humane ‘win-win’ strategies for tackling the inequalities and conflicts driving migration and for addressing the fears fuelling xenophobia, she argues, both innocent lives and cardinal human rights principles will be squandered in the service of futile nationalism and oppressive border control.