Event

Trump's Wall and the Morality of Migration

Donald Trump's proposal to build a border wall between Mexico and the US has attracted an enormous amount of attention

  • Wed 18 Oct 17

    14:30 - 16:30

  • Colchester Campus

  • Event speaker

    Dr James Christensen

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Government, Department of

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Trump's Wall and the Morality of Migration

Donald Trump’s proposal to build a border wall between Mexico and the US has attracted an enormous amount of attention. But is Trump’s proposal really that remarkable? After all, it’s common to believe that states have a right to exercise discretionary control over their borders. 

Isn’t Trump simply exercising that right, albeit in a particularly enthusiastic and somewhat mischievous fashion? And if we take issue with Trump’s plan, is that perhaps because – more interestingly – we take issue with the idea that states have a right to exercise discretionary control over their borders? Come along and have your say!

The Department of Government will host a round table to discuss this, and any other topics raised by the audience. The expert panel will include Dr James Christensen, Dr Tom Parr, and Joseph O'Leary from Full Fact. 

 

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