In many countries, voters clearly demonstrated their opposition to large waves of immigration. This situation leads to illegal immigration with its share of tragic situations. On the other hand, it is essential to guarantee the borders of nation-states. Current events show us how violating borders is a major threat to peace. What is the response to these two imperatives considered today as irreconcilable ?
In this lecture, Paul Romer, Nobel Laureate 2018, will present the idea of establishing new long-lived but temporary jurisdictions that could meet the need to reconcile sovereignty with a humane sense of a responsibility to protect people who are in desperate need.
A former Chief Economist of the World Bank (2016–2018), Prof. Paul Romer received the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with William Nordhaus) for his work in endogenous growth theory, according to which the investment in human capital, innovation, and knowledge is the fundamental driver of growth .
In his Keynote Lecture, Paul Romer will discuss the idea of creating new long-lived but temporary jurisdictions that can reconcile sovereignty with a humane sense of responsibility to protect people on the move, who are in desperate need.
On Thursday, Jan 26th, we propose 5 additional round tables with outstanding researchers and policy makers. They will discuss major challenges and solutions in the Middle East, Ukraine, the new institutional order, and the new digital governance. Registration to attend these round tables in person is closed. It will be possible to attend online, see in the programme.
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