27 March 2017
Walls, razor wire and fences are going up all over Europe—and North America too—as democracies face the challenge of mass migration. How do we reconcile refugee’s rights of asylum with sovereign rights of border control and citizens’ rights to security? The language of rights is now on a collision course with the language of democracy and sovereignty. What role can the language of the gift play in sustaining political support for prudent migration policies?
Michael Ignatieff is the Rector and President of the Central European University (CEU, Budapest) and a member of the IWM’s Academic Advisory Board. From 2008 to 2011 he was the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition.
Christian Ultsch, Head, Foreign Politics Department, Die Presse
Ivan Vejvoda, Permanent Fellow, IWM
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