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Public Debate: The Ethics of Borders and Migration Control

By 24th July 2019 No Comments


Migration and border control are used as increasingly divisive political tools. This often leads to a fear around asking questions and engaging with such sensitive topic. However there are legitimate questions to be asked around how and if migration should be managed.

This event aims to stimulate an open and intellectual debate around the ethics of border control. What are the consequences of migration and what are the responsibilities of states to protect the quality of life?

Panel members:

  • Hugh McLachlan, Professor Emeritus of Applied Philosophy at Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Dr Chris Gilligan. Senior Lecturer, School of Media, Culture and Society, University of the West of Scotland


This event is being presented as part of the RSE’s Curious Festival Programme.

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Event Details

Date & Time
Saturday 3 August 2019
1:00pm – 3:00pm

The Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street