Can open borders survive the coronavirus pandemic?
Jonathan Charles and Kerrie Law, presenters of the Pocket Dilemmas podcast
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More and more countries have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by closing themselves off from the rest of the world and shutting their borders, either partially or altogether. Even the European Union’s Schengen zone has reintroduced border checks.
Our presenters, Jonathan Charles and Kerrie Law, were joined on Zoom by our Principal Economist, Cevat Aksoy Giray, and the Associate Director of the Centre for Global Development, Helen Dempster, to discuss the future of open borders and freedom of movement across them. What happens when the pandemic dies down and, eventually, comes to an end?