Ian Goldin


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

Cover Interview of May 31, 2011

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“An effective and humane migration regime is urgently needed.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Migrants are exceptional people because they make difficult choices and sacrifices in order to secure a better life for their communities, families and themselves.”

On the second:

“Migration is a natural and irrepressible social process that will intensify in the 21st century.  In a world more interconnected and unequal than ever before, an increasing number of people will have the means and motivation to move.”