Can an open society close its borders? What legitimate grounds, if any, do states have for preventing people from entering their territory? What costs and benefits should we take into account when deciding what the right level of immigration might be? What effects do immigration restrictions have both domestically and internationally?
This colloquium is presented in connection with the Civil Discourse Initiative and 2021-22 COMPAS Program on Markets and the Open Society. The panel discussion will be moderated by undergraduate Civil Discourse Fellows.
This event is free and open to the public.
A livestream will also be viewable via Zoom; register here to receive a link for the livestream. Note, however, that the livestream audience will not have the ability to ask questions or participate in discussion during the event.
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Dr. Sahar Akhtar works at the intersection of philosophy and economics, and is currently Visiting Professor of Business at Georgetown University.
She has published on such topics as immigration, animal ethics, philosophy of economics, and disability, and has recently recently completed a book on immigration, Antidiscrimination Beyond the State, under contract with Oxford University Press.
Dr. Javier Hidalgo is Associate Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. He is a political theorist whose teaching and research interests center on ethics and international affairs, especially the ethical and public policy questions relating to immigration.
He is the author of the book Unjust Borders: Individuals and the Ethics of Immigration (Routledge, 2018).
Andres Berrios-Perez is a second-year Political Science major. He is a Law and Society Scholar and Morrill Scholar, and is currently working as an analyst for innovation at OnRamp, a project for students by the Fisher College of Business. Andres is also a student engagement specialist, connecting with Ohio State alumni and raising funds for the university. Additionally, he recently attended a conference on Hispanic politics in Washington DC organized by the American Enterprise Institute. Andres is a recipient of the Morrill Excellence Scholarship and has been named to the Dean's List each semester at Ohio State
Madison Meixner is a second-year Political Science major at Ohio State, with a double minor in Biology and Spanish.
Madison is a Morrill Scholar and an International Affairs Scholar. She also serves as an RA and as the Social Chair for International Affairs, and participates in Ohio State's Spanish and Portuguese Club, CCOSU (a club that works in tandem with Community Immigration & Refugee Services), Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and Women’s Rugby Club.