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Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped our Past and Will Define our Future

Throughout history, migrants have fuelled the engine of human progress. Their movement has sparked innovation, spread ideas, relieved poverty, and laid the foundations for a global economy. In a world more interconnected than ever before, the number of people with the means and motivation to migrate will only increase. In this interview, Professor Ian Goldin discusses the themes arising in his book Exceptional People with IMI's Hein de Haas. Ian's book looks at the profound advantages that such dynamics will have for countries and migrants the world over. He challenges the received wisdom that a dramatic growth in migration is undesirable, and proposes that new approaches for governance should embrace this international mobility.




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