Lecture

How did we get here? the political economy of immigration to the United Kingdom

11 Dec 2018, London

In the last two decades, immigration has moved to the centre of the UK political debate: in parallel, there has been explosive growth in academic research on the impacts of immigration to the UK.

In the last two decades, immigration has moved to the centre of the UK political debate: in parallel, there has been explosive growth in academic research on the impacts of immigration to the UK.

Professor Jonathan Portes will present a brief history of immigration policy and the immigration debate; set out what we know about the impacts of immigration; and discuss the way forward for UK immigration policy in the context of Brexit.

This is the latest in the Inaugural Lecture series organised by the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King’s College London; events that reflect on current debates in social science & public policy and celebrate the contribution of a recently appointed professor to their field. The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

Location: 
Bush House Auditorium - South wing
The Strand
WC2R 1ES London