Open Boarders? Immigration, Citizenship, and Nationalism in the 21st Century
Brown University’s Political Theory Project, a JMC partner program, will host David Miller and Joseph Carens, two of the leading moral thinkers in political potential and limitations of human migration. Professor Miller and Carens and will present their unique perspectives on immigration and national identity.
Friday, February 16, 2018 • 5:30PM-7:30PM
List Art Building, Room 120, Brown University
For more information, visit the Political Theory Institute’s website.
Professor David Miller was initially trained in philosophy at Selwyn College, Cambridge and in politics at Balliol College, Oxford, and after spells teaching at the Universities of Lancaster and East Anglia, he was appointed to his present post at Nufield College in 1979. Miller is affiliated to the Universitys Department of Politics and International Relations, and to the Faculty of Philosophy, and between 2012-2014 he will be on partial secondment to the Blavatnik School of Government to co-ordinate the Foundations component of the Masters of Public Policy course. He supervises students in all three of these units.
Professor Carens teaches courses on the history of political thought, on alternative approaches to political theory, and on contemporary political theory, the latter focusing on multiculturalism, on immigration and on economic justice.
Carens is author of The Case for Amnesty (MIT forthcoming 2010), Culture, Citizenship, and Community: A Contextual Exploration of Justice as Evenhandedness (Oxford, 2000) and Equality, Moral Incentives, and the Market: An Essay in Utopian Politico-Economic Theory (Chicago, 1981). He is the editor of Democracy and Possessive Individualism: The Intellectual Legacy of C.B. Macpherson (SUNY Press, 1993) and Is Quebec Nationalism Just? Perspectives from Anglophone Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1995). He is also the author of over 70 articles or book chapters, primarily on issues relating to immigration and multiculturalism. He is currently writing a book on the ethics of immigration.
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