Moral and Political Duties to Aid Refugees
Never in human history has so much attention been paid to human movement. In 2016, the number of international immigrants soared to 244 million—11 percent of the total population in the developed regions. The changes in the number, composition, and intensity of immigration, coupled with profound changes in Western society, yield one of the greatest challenges of the twenty-first century.
In order to address the challenges, we organize an international workshop, "Migration, Citizenship, and Democracy”, which brings together a team of scholars from different countries and disciplines with the goal of producing a groundbreaking volume on the urgent ethical issues that these topics raise. The workshops focus on the empirical and normative developments to the concepts of citizenship and democracy that result from global migration, as well as the ethical dilemmas created by these developments.
The workshop is organized by the Research College “The Transfomative Power of Europe”, Freie Universität Berlin; Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Ethics, Law, and Politics Department; Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University; and the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School.
The Keynote speech will be delivered by Stefan Gosepath, professor of Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin, and is open to the public.