Ian Goldin


On his book Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future

Cover Interview of May 31, 2011


Migrants are exceptional people because they make difficult choices and sacrifices in order to secure a better life for their communities, families and themselves.  They play an exceptional role in the societies they enter.  Too often they are regarded as “others,” not part of the host society.

Current policies are too often counterproductive.  A more effective and humane migration regime is urgently needed.  Such regime needs to recognize not only that we all can trace our heritage and achievements to migration, but also that migrants produce enormous benefits and are the source of our future prosperity.

© 2011 Ian Goldin