This is the concluding conference (Session XII) of the Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series: "Global Migration: The Humanities and Social Sciences in Dialogue"
Thursday, May 9
4:30 PM: Friend Center 101
Keynote Address: Ethics and Migration: After the Backlash
How, if at all, should we rethink migration policy in light of the backlash against migrants in the US and Europe? Has the backlash revealed genuine but neglected concerns? Can civic nationalist concerns -- special obligations toward fellow citizens, special concern with shared history and culture -- be reconciled with cosmopolitan duties to human beings in dire need outside our borders?
Joseph Carens, Professor, University of Toronto
Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus, Institute for Advanced Study
Reception to follow.
Friday, May 10 --Saturday, May 11, 2019 (All Day)
Open to all Faculty, Students, Academic Visitors, and other University and College Affiliates
Friday, May 10, 2019
Breakfast available from 8:30 AM
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM | Welcome and opening remarks of Anna Stilz and Stephen Macedo
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM | Session 1: Rafaela Dancygier and Justin Gest
Rafaela Dancygier | Immigration and Leftist Dilemmas
Justin Gest | Demographic Change and Backlash: A Comparative Historical Analysis
- Coffee Break -
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Session 2: Peter Skerry and Liav Orgad
Peter Skerry | Taking Backlash Seriously: the Revolt against Neoliberal and Multicultural Elites
Liav Orgad | The Ethics of Majority Rights (OR “How to Deal With Declining Majorities?”)
- Lunch -
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Session 3: Leah Boustan and Paul Frymer
Leah Boustan | Lessons from Closing the Border in the 1920s
Paul Frymer | Deportation as Public Policy
- Coffee Break -
3:15 PM - 5:30 PM | Session 4: Kieran Oberman, Anna Stilz, William Galston
Kieran Oberman | Backlash or the Backlash Argument: Which Should We Fear the Most?
Anna Stilz | Mitigating Conflicts of Interest in Migration
William Galston | Rethinking US Immigration Policy after the Backlash
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Breakfast available from 8:45 AM
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM | Panel 5: Javier Hidalgo and Chandran Kukathas
Javier Hidalgo | The Bias Argument against Immigration Restrictions
Chandran Kukathas | Immigration and Freedom
- Break -
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Panel 6: Michael Blake and Stephen Macedo
Michael Blake | Migration in a Time of Darkness: Liberal Justice, Borders, and the Practice of Philosophy
Stephen Macedo | Immigration, Populism, and Premature Cosmopolitanism
- Lunch and Close -
Please kindly indicate whether you plan to attend breakfasts and lunches, and include any dietary restrictions with your RSVP.
Presented by the University Center for Human Values, the Program in Law and Public Affairs, the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar on Migration in the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions