25 September – Laissez-Passer: The Ethical case for Open Borders

In today’s world, our chances in life are largely determined by our birthplace and what may seem like arbitrary lines on a map. In the midst of the refugee crisis, rising sea levels and a more globalized society, border control and immigration are ever-relevant topics in the EU and worldwide. But are states really justified to control the movements of people across their borders? Making a case for migration, economists have especially argued for its financial benefits, but for this lecture, Sven Gerst will discuss a far different aspect of the current border regime: that is the ethical grounds for it.
Sven Gerst holds a M.Sc. in Philosophy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) as well as a M.Sc. in Management from the University of Mannheim. Sven has previously studied at Harvard University, St. Petersburg State University and National Taiwan University.
In 2015, Sven won the F.A. Hayek-Gesellschaft’s Essay Contest on borders and migration.
This lecture will be held in English.
Date: 25/9/2017
Time: 6:15-7:30 PM
Place: Ekonomikum, Lecture hall 2
Admission: Free for members, 60 kr for non-members. A one-year membership can be purchased at the event for 100 SEK. We only accept payments in cash or by Swish.
In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.