Ethics and Migration: After the Backlash

Thu, May 9, 2019, 4:30 pm
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Open to the Public
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Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series
Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Lecture by Joseph Carens, University of Toronto and Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study

Joseph Carens, Professor at University of Toronto, and Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, will give keynote lectures on the topic of "Ethics and Migration: After the Backlash."

Reception to follow.

Joseph H. Carens is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Carens is a normative political theorist who works on questions about immigration, multiculturalism, and economic justice. His most recent book The Ethics of Immigration (OUP 2013) won five book awards, including the David Easton award from the Foundations of Political Theory section of the APSA, the C. B. Macpherson award from the Canadian Political Science Association, and awards from two sections of the International Studies Association.

One of America’s foremost political thinkers, Michael Walzer has written about a wide variety of topics in political theory and moral philosophy, including political obligation, just and unjust war, nationalism and ethnicity, economic justice, and the welfare state. He has played a critical role in the revival of a practical, issue-focused ethics and in the development of a pluralist approach to political and moral life. Walzer’s books include Just and Unjust Wars (1977), Spheres of Justice (1983), On Toleration (1997), Arguing About War (2004), and The Paradox of Liberation (2015); he served as co-editor of the political journal Dissent for more than three decades, retiring in 2014. Currently, he is working on issues having to do with international justice and the connection of religion and politics, and also on a collaborative project focused on the history of Jewish political thought.

This event is part of the year-long Mellon-Sawyer Seminar, "Global Migration: The Humanities and Social Sciences in Dialogue."

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