Can We Solve the Migration Crisis?
This event includes a book signing
September 21, 2018
3:00 PM ET
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free; no tickets are required.
Harvard Book Store welcomes renowned human rights lawyer and Harvard scholar and professor JACQUELINE BHABHA for a discussion of her latest book, Can We Solve the Migration Crisis?.
About Can We Solve the Migration Crisis?
Every minute 24 people are forced to leave their homes and over 65 million are currently displaced worldwide. Small wonder that tackling the refugee and migration crisis has become a global political priority.
But can this crisis be resolved and if so, how? In this compelling essay, Jacqueline Bhabha explains why forced migration demands compassion, generosity and a more vigorous acknowledgment of our shared dependence on human mobility as a key element of global collaboration. Unless we develop humane 'win-win' strategies for tackling the inequalities and conflicts driving migration and for addressing the fears fuelling xenophobia, she argues, both innocent lives and cardinal human rights principles will be squandered in the service of futile nationalism and oppressive border control.
“Jacqueline Bhabha has long been one of the most astute observers of forced migration. Here, she brings her insight to bear on this great issue of our time, offering original and compelling ways of rethinking the challenges ahead.” —Matthew J. Gibney, University of Oxford
“This readable yet impressively researched book provides a comprehensive account of how we should think about one of the most complex and urgent problems of our time.” —Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, former UN Commissioner for Human Rights
"In addition to advocating the goals of avoiding conflict and housing more refugees, Bhabha calls for countries to promote fixes to employment programs and education to give refugees a chance at a future. This book is an insightful and passionate argument for finding a humane resolution to the problems that cause and attend distress migration." —Publishers Weekly
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