CES: The Rights of Migrants: Europe’s Migrant Crisis from a Normative Point of View


Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 4:15pm to 6:00pm


Adolphus Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room
The current European migration crisis brings back memories of earlier population movements on the continent, particularly the massive migrations following the end of the Second World War. These events raise fundamental normative questions for Europe. Has Europe learned from its past own past to express solidarity with those fleeing war? Will it live up to its international commitments? Can it maintain its policy of open internal borders in the face of this crisis? Can it integrate muslim refugees into its population without producing a massive populist backlash? In her talk, Seyla Benhabib will address these issues by drawing on her pathbreaking work on cosmopolitanism, open borders and democratic citizenship in the age of globalization.

Seyla Benhabib
Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy , Yale University

Peter Verovšek, verovsek@fas.harvard.edu