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Why is the world building more walls? - Festival of Politics

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Join the discussion on the political motives behind building physical barriers.

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The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 signalled that barriers between people and nations could be broken.

Thirty years later and more than 1,000km of new walls have been built in Europe. Meanwhile, President Trump continues to push for a US-Mexican border wall.

Join the panel as they debate the motivations behind wall building.

This panel will be chaired by Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Honorary Research Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, and includes:

  • Professor Holger Nehring, Chair in Contemporary European History at the University of Stirling
  • Jason Boxt, US pollster (conducts and analyses opinion polls)
  • Dr Nour Halabi, Lecturer of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds
  • Professor Alison Phipps, Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies, UNESCO chair in Refugee integration Through Languages and The Arts at the University of Glasgow

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