The Dispossessed: The Ethics of Refugee Policy
Carens, professor of political science at the University of Toronto and author of The Ethics of Immigration, will deliver the next State of Democracy
Lecture at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University on Friday, September 19,
beginning at 4:00 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium.
His topic is “The Dispossessed: The Ethics of Refugee Policy.” The talk will be followed by a reception.
In The Ethics of Immigration, Carens illuminates
one of the most pressing issues of our time. Immigration poses practical problems for
western democracies and also challenges the ways in which people in democracies
think about citizenship and belonging, about rights and responsibilities, and
about freedom and equality. The 2013 volume won the 2014 C.B. Macpherson Prize
for best book in political theory written by a Canadian. Carens is also the author of, most recently, Immigrants and the Right to Stay and Culture, Citizenship, and Community.
is free and open to the public. Parking
is available in the Irving Garage for $5.
The lecture will be streamed live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/maxwellsu.
The State of
Democracy Lecture Series is sponsored by the Campbell Public Affairs Institute
at the Maxwell School. It aims to enable
intellectual exploration of real-world challenges and foster continuing
discussion and debate, which is at the heart of meaningful democratic
citizenship. This year’s lecture is made possible by the Norman M. and Marsha
Lee Berkman Fund. 09/08/14