UW Philosophers Talk about the Migration Crisis
When? Wednesdays at Noon (specific dates below)
Where? Gather round the Big Table outside of the Philosophy Office in Savery Hall 361
October 14 Human Rights Bill Talbott
What does it mean to have a human right to asylum? What is that a right to? What should the U.S. be doing to secure that right for asylum seekers from the Middle East?
October 21 Justice Michael Blake
Is it always unjust for a country to keep out those who would prefer to enter that country? Are there some people who have special rights to enter? How should we identify those people?
October 28 Compassion Colin Marshall
Can we really feel compassion for the millions of refugees? If so, should we?
November 4 Religion Michael Rosenthal
Is religion or culture relevant to our decisions about helping refugees or our immigration policy?
November 18 Climate Lauren Hartzell-Nichols & Alex Lenferna
How is climate justice relevant for immigration policy and considerations of responsibility to help refugees?
December 2 Health Sara Goering & Carina Fourie
What kind of access to health care and public health do we owe undocumented migrants, asylum seekers and refugees?
Each session will begin with a brief, 15-20 minute presentation and then will continue with discussion. Our goal is to stimulate conversation about this important topic. Everyone in the UW community—students, faculty, and staff—are invited to attend. The only prerequisite is that you come willing to listen and discuss with respect. For more information, check our website (http://phil.washington.edu) or send an e-mail message to email@example.com.