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Immigrants: Your country needs them

From: 22 Mar 2017 - 17:00 To: 22 Mar 2017 - 18:30

Immigrants: Your country needs them

The Department of Economics in University College Cork will host the First Annual Longfield Lecture in Economics on Wednesday March 22 2017 at 5:00pm in the Boole 3 Lecture Theatre.

The Longfield Lecture

The lecture series is named after one of Cork’s foremost economists, Samuel Mountiford Longfield (1802 -1884), who was born in Desert Serges, near Enniskeane, in West Cork. He was appointed the first Whately Professor of Political Economy at Trinity College Dublin in 1832 and according to his entry in Encyclopaedia Britannica he “rivalled [David] Ricardo’s influence”

The purpose of the annual lecture series is to invite eminent speakers to address contemporary economic issues for a general audience, to contribute positively to public discourse. This is a public lecture and all are welcome. The speaker is Philippe Legrain, Senior Research Fellow, London School of Economics and the title is

Immigrants: Your country needs them

About the Speaker:

Philippe Legrain is Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics. He was formerly special adviser to the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, independent economic adviser to the President of the European Commission, and head of the team that provided him with strategic policy advice. He is the author of several books and is a frequent media commentator and contributor. You can get more information about Philippe at