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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Why is the world building more walls?

Time: 1:45pm to 3:15pm

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

£6 full price and £4 concession

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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 this panel as they debate the motivations behind wall building

The event will be chaired by Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, University of Oxford.  The panel 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 



All Scottish Parliament event locations:

  • are accessible by lift or level access, and venues are accessible to wheelchair users
  • welcome guide dogs or other assistance dogs
  • are fitted with induction loop facilities

Please contact us in advance if you have any access requirements. 

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