Description of Talk:
‘Divided: Why we are living in an Age of Walls. Barriers are going up. Nationalism and identity politics are on the rise once more. Thousands of miles of fences and walls have been erected in the past ten years, and they are redefining our political landscape.
In Europe the ruptures of the past decade threaten European unity. In the USA the rationale for the Mexican border wall taps into the fear that the USA will no longer be a white majority country in the course of this century.
Understanding what has divided us, past and present, is essential to understanding much of what’s going on in the world today.’