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15:00 - 19:30 22 March 2016

Brexit Divisions II: The mother of all migration debates


Beveridge Hall | Senate House (link Map)
Malet Street | London | WC1E 7HU | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Christian Dustmann, Professor of Economics and Director of CReAM, UCL
Stephen Booth, Co-Director, Open Europe
David Goodhart, founder editor, Prospect Magazine
John Springford, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform
Stephen Woolfe MEP, Spokesman on Migration & Financial Affairs, UKIP
Hugo Dixon, columnist & entreprener, Founder of InFacts & Breakingviews
Amy Ludlow, Affiliated Faculty Lecturer in Law, University of Cambridge
Ian Preston, Professor of Economics & Deputy Research Director, UCL
John Peet, Chair, Political Editor, The Economist

This half-day event looks at migration as a key point of controversy and opinion shaper in the Brexit debate. Its aim is to inject factual clarity and critical analysis into the debate, challenging arguments on both sides of the debate. Another guiding question is how certain claims and facts regarding free movement and the EU’s role in addressing the refugee crisis may be used in influencing how people make sense of the choice at hand in the referendum about EU membership.

This event follows a first one on 08 March, Brexit Divisions I: What you ought to know about EU referendums and the UK debate. Both events are embedded in guest editor weeks on open Democracy that we are hosting 7-11 and 21-25 March.


Claudia Sternberg
+44 (0)20 7679 8737 | c.sternberg@ucl.ac.uk