Tuesday January 12, 2016

Global Migration and Finding Home

(Derek Shapton)

Listen to Full Episode 53:59

In a time of accelerated global migration and communication, lifelong traveller and writer Pico Iyer finds pathways to adventure and connection by making time to sit still. This episode of IDEAS is based on his inaugural Global Diversity Exchange Lecture at Ryerson University, as well as his latest book The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere. **This episode originally aired September 30, 2015.

"32,000 people are displaced from their homes every day and the average refugee spends 17 years in exile."

Writer and philosopher Pico Iyer has described himself as a 'voluntary migrant', while travelling the world for nearly half a century.

In May 2015, Pico Iyer delivered the inaugural Global Diversity Exchange Lecture at Ryerson University in Toronto. And what he said then has become all the more prescient now with the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. 

In the second half of the program, Paul Kennedy interviews Pico Iyer about his latest book, The Art of Stillness: Adventures in going Nowhere.  

Watch his TED Talk on the same theme