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The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

Launch of The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

Please join us as we launch the University of Cambridge’s Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement on Tuesday 23rd of October 4.00 - 8.00pm.

 Held as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, in this 2 panel event 'Ethics Meets Migration', we will explore the ways in which migration challenges our contemporary ethics and moral universe.

Held in the Old Divinity School, All Saint’s Passage CB2 1TP, bookings will open on 26 September 2018.


'Ethics Meets Migration' — Tuesday 23rd October 2018

4.00pm — 5.15pm

  • Introductions by University Vice-Chancellor, Stephen Toope and Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Phil Allmendinger
  • Panel 1: Conflict, Refuge: Rethinking Humanitarianism. 

Why is migration such a challenge to our ethics today? Do we need to reconsider what principles we stand for and just how humanitarian we are prepared to be? Is it our moral duty to intervene before people  are driven from their own countries as a result of conflict?  Lord Rowan Williams and Sir Stephen O’Brien offer new perspectives on humanitarian values for a modern society.  


5.45pm — 7.00pm

  • Panel 2: Crimmigration versus Integration: People's Lives, People's Voices 

What are the consequences of creating a hostile environment' and processes which criminalise migrants? Are there creative ways to engage with and integrate ‘strangers’? Join Prof Ben Bowling and Prof Alison Phipps who challenge us to critically reflect on the criminalisation of migrant communities and to shift our thinking by listening to migrant voices.   


7.00pm – 8.00pm

  • Reception