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Immigration, Religion, and Human Rights
WhenThursday, Oct. 27, 2016, 7 – 9 p.m.
Campus locationStudent Union Building (HUB)
Campus room332
Event typesConferences, Special Events
Event sponsorsThe UW Tri-Campus Research Cluster on Human Interactions & Normative Innovation (HI-NORM), the Global Innovation Fund of the UW Office of Global Affairs, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at UW Tacoma, the Department of Philosophy, the Program on Values in Society, the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, the Friends of Philosophy, the UW Center for Human Rights, the MERCUR Research Project: Ethics of Immigration at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen, Germany, and the Cluster of Excellence: The Formation of Normative Orders at the Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.

Should the United States discriminate among potential immigrants on the basis of religion? Our policy has been not to do so. But there have been recent calls by prominent politicians to change that practice. The panel discussion “Immigration, Religion, and Human Rights” will address this and related questions from philosophical, sociological, and historical perspectives.


  • Michael Blake (Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Governance, Department of Philosophy and Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, UW Seattle)
  • Sarah Eltantawi (Assistant Professor of Comparative Religion and Islamic Studies, Evergreen State College)
  • Kathie Friedman (Associate Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, UW Seattle)
  • Thomas Schmidt (Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Department of Catholic Theology, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Michael Rosenthal (Professor of Philosophy and Samuel and Althea Stroum Chair in Jewish Studies, UW Seattle)
This panel is part of the Oct. 27-28 conference Immigration, Toleration, and Human Rights, organized by William J. Talbott (Philosophy, UW Seattle) and Amos Nascimento (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Tacoma).…
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