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December 10, 2015

"The Ethics of Immigration"

"The Ethics of Immigration"

Justitia Amplificata Workshop and lecture December 10, 2015

Freie Universität Berlin

December 10 2015

Workshop and Lecture: "The Ethics of Immigration" with Professor Joseph Carens (University of Toronto)

Hosted by the Centre of Advanced Studies "Justitia Amplificata" Freie Universität Berlin (funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)

Venue: Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Habelschwerdter Allee 30, UG/Basement (alte Bibliothek)

Programme:15.00 Welcome by Professor Stefan Gosepath (Justitia Amplificata, Berlin)

Part I: Freedom of Movement and the Right to Exclude

Input by Jan Brezger (Berlin)/Andreas Cassee 
"Immigrants and Newcomers by Birth: Do Statist Arguments imply a Right to Exclude both?"
Input by Oliviero Angeli (Dresden)
"Does the Right to Exclude contradict Freedom of Movement?"
Comment to inputs by Josef Carens
Open Discussion

Part II: Freedom of Movement, Human Rights and Political Feasibiliy

Input by Henning Hahn (Berlin/Kassel):
"The Right to Exclusion, Human Rights Conditionalities and the Role of Political Feasabilities"
Input by Andreas Niederberger (Duisburg-Essen):

"Should Freedom of Movement be a Human Right?"
Comment to Inputs by Joseph Carens
Open Discussion

Lecture Joseph Carens on "The Ethics of Migration" with Comments by Mathias Kumm and Melissa Williams

Workshop description:

In light of recent refugee movements towards Europe normative and philosophical questions concerning the freedom of movement across national borders are posed again with new urgency. Therefore the Centre for Advanced Studies  "Justitia Amplificata" organizes a workshop on normative questions concerning immigration and exodus on 10 December at Free University Berlin. Within the workshop Joseph H. Carens will give a public lecture on “Ethics of Immigration” on 10 December at 6 p.m. He will talk about the central theses of his new book of the same name. Carens is Professor for Political Science at the University of Toronto in Canada and one of the best known advocates for an international freedom of movement. His main research interests lie in question of immigration and exodus. Professor Caren’s lecture will be commented by Professor Matthias Kumm (NYU & WZB) and Professor Melissa Williams (University of Toronto). The event will be chaired by Dr. des Andreas Cassee. It will take place at the Philosophy building of Free University of Berlin in Habelschwerdter Allee 30 in the basement (old library). To register for the workshop please contact Valérie Bignon (bignon@em.uni-frankfurt.de). Registration for the lecture only is not necessary.




Eva Erman (Stockholm University)

“Global Political Legitimacy beyond Justice and Democracy?”

Comment: Thomas Christiano (University of Arizona)