Public Lecture Series: "Globalisation and why your country needs immigrants"

27 February 2007
Philippe Legrain
Philippe Legrain

UK-based author, media commentator and economist Philippe Legrain will argue for the freeing up of international borders for migration in his Sydney Ideas lecture titled "Globalisation and why your country needs immigrants". In the first Sydney Ideas lecture for the year, Legrain will contend that countries should reverse policies that restrict the free movement of people just as they've freed up trade and will also explore how immigration can bring huge cultural and economic benefits to both rich and poor countries. Philippe Legrain is the author of the recently released Immigrants: Your country needs them (Little, Brown) and 2002's critically acclaimed Open World: The Truth About Globalisation (Abacus). He is a contributing editor to Prospect magazine, a former trade and economics correspondent for The Economist and the one-time special adviser to the World Trade Organisation director-general.
A limited number of free tickets are available to Sydney University students and staff at the Seymour Centre box office. Please check with the box office for availability.

Time: 6.30pm

Location: Seymour Theatre Centre, The University of Sydney

Cost: $20/$15 concession Limited number of free tickets available.

Contact: Katrina O'Brien

Phone: 9351 7940 for bookings

Email: 2e45350a44030d2a6b0d23100c051106327e3133

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