The Case for Open Borders – Lecture and Debate with Clemens Schneider
25 years after the fall of the Berlin wall, many borders in Europe have virtually disappeared. Yet, on the outside of the EU borders, a severe regime is enforced. In times of globalisation and an ever-closer world, the question of migration becomes pressing.
This talk wants to address some of the questions in this context: Where can we find the historical origin of borders? Are there economic reasons for opening the borders? Is it morally justified to exclude people through state borders? Finally: If we agree that we should open the borders – how can this be accomplished?
Clemens Schneider is cofounder of the think tank „Prometheus – Das Freiheitsinstitut“. Currently, he is working on his PhD thesis on the English historian Lord Acton. He is also cofounder of the “Woche der Freiheit” (Freedom Week) and of the blog project “Offene Grenzen”, the German partner blog to openborders.info.
✦ Location: Café Charlemagne
✦ Date & Time: Tuesday, 25 November at 19.00 PM
✦ Attendance: FREE
✦ Organizer: Maastricht Students For Liberty
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