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Immigration, Toleration, and Human Rights
WhenThursday, Oct. 27, 9:30 a.m. – Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, 6 p.m.
Campus locationStudent Union Building (HUB)
Campus room332
Event typesConferences
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.

Conference registration (free)

This conference gathers diverse international scholars to explore a series of questions related to the global rise in immigration and refugee displacement: What kind of toleration and treatment do immigrants and refugees deserve by virtue of their humanity? How have national and international organizations acted to protect their human rights, and how should they act? What do liberal societies owe to immigrants and refugees from non-liberal societies?

Immigration, Toleration, and Human Rights is the latest in a series of joint events between the UW Tri-Campus Research Cluster on Human Interactions & Normative Innovation (HI-NORM) and the Cluster of Excellence on the Formation of Normative Orders at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.

Thursday, October 27 – HUB 332

  • 9:30 am - Welcome - Bill Talbott (Philosophy, UW Seattle)
  • 9:45 am - Immigration, Human Rights, and Critical Theory - Amos Nascimento (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Tacoma)
  • 11:15 am -  Should Reasons for Migration Matter in Assessing the Claims of Migrants? - Andreas Niederberger (Philosophy, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
  • 2 pm - Sovereignty as Responsibility: Human Rights, Refugees, and the Syrian Conflict - Elizabeth M. Bruch (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Tacoma)
  • 3:30 pm - Islam, Toleration, and Free Speech - Mahmoud Bassiouni (Political Theory and Philosophy, Institute for Political Science, Goethe University, Frankfurt)
  • 7 pm - Immigration, Religion, and Human Rights – Panel Discussion
Friday, October 28 - HUB 332
  • 9:30 am - Migration, Power, and Toleration - Uchenna Okeja (Philosophy, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa)
  • 11 am - The Injustice of the “Migrant Journey” to the United States - Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy, University of Texas, El Paso)
  • 1:30 pm - Justice, Migration, and Mercy - Michael Blake (Philosophy, Public Policy & Governance, UW Seattle)
  • 3 pm - Human Rights and Security: On European Borders and the Securitization of Minorities - Regina Kreide (Political and Social Theory and the History of Ideas, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany)
  • 4:30 pm - Introduction to Philosophical Roundtable: The Crises of Global Politics and the Normative Importance of Human Rights - Matthias Lutz-Bachmann (Philosophy, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany)
  • 5 pm - Roundtable of Conference Participants
Organized by William J. Talbott (Philosophy, UW Seattle) and Amos Nascimento (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Tacoma). Register.…
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