March 21, 2018
O’Connell Reading Room
Dolan Science Center
Who counts as a refugee?
When does the obligation to the refugee begin?
When does it end?
Today, the world is witnessing a surge in refugees due to political conflict, civil wars, and climate change. Unsurprisingly, this surge is accompanied by renewed turns to populism and calls for strengthened borders. This forum on “The Ethics of Hospitality and the Question of the Refugee” asks about the ethical implications of this contemporary moment.
The Shula Chair in Philosophy invites you to join us for presentations from:
Nahida Halaby Gordon, Case Western University
Phil Metres, John Carroll University
Alphonso Lingis, Penn State University
This event is part of the 2018 Cleveland Humanities Festival.
Free and open to the public.
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