The question is: how far are we willing to go to make the world better for everyone?
That is always and definitely a good basis for discussion. If you want to make the argument even more heated, introduce this idea to your next talk: eradicate poverty by eliminating borders. Continue reading →
You know how people always complain that there are too many immigrants? Next time you can just tell them that their perception is actually fooling them.
The New York Times recently titled “Perceptions of Migration Clash With Reality”. The article analyzes the recent World Migration Report published by the International Organization for Migration and finds that “citizens estimate that there are as many as three times the number of immigrants living there than is actually the case.” The difference in perception is especially high in the USA, Canada, Italy and Britain. Continue reading →
Migration and our globalized world makes us hear foreign languages all the time.Our impression of linguistic diversity is misleading though, there are less and less languages in the world.
Our century might turn out to be one of large loss in linguistic diversity. Researchers believe that of the 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, only half will probably make it Continue reading →
A new TV series shows how the experience “Europe” really is for African immigrants. Surprising, often heart-warming but also frightening stories told by the immigrants themselves.
The series “Surprising Europe” has nine episodes and will go on air this month: from July 8th you can see the show in Dutch Television (Ned 2, or later on Uitzending Gemist), and from August onwards you can also find the show on Al Jazeera English.