Immigration has become a central topic in political philosophy in recent years. Feasibility has also begun to attract a great deal of interest, with a number of political philosophers now paying attention to its nature and appropriate role in normative inquiry. This workshop will bring leading scholars working on these topics together to explore the role that feasibility considerations should play in our normative thinking about immigration.
Organizers: Nicholas Southwood, Laura Ferracioli and Matthew Lindauer
Monday 23 April 2018:
9.10-9.20 Welcome and Introduction
9.20-10.30 Gillian Brock (Auckland), "How Should We Assist Refugees?"
10.30-10.50 Coffee break
10.50-12.00 Matthew Lister (Deakin), "Democracy as a Feasibility Constraint for Immigration Policy"
12.00-13.00 Lunch break
13.00-14.10 Kieran Oberman (Edinburgh), "The Relevancy Problem: What Should Refugee Ethicists Do to Get Noticed?"
14.20-15.30 Nic Southwood (ANU), "The Feasibility Argument for Restrictionism"
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-17.10 Holly Lawford-Smith (Melbourne) and Richard Rowland (ACU), "Offshore Processing and Political Feasibility"
17.20-18.30 Arash Abizadeh (McGill), "Reflexive Political Philosophy: Theories that Make Themselves Feasible"
18.30 - Drinks at the Wig & Pen followed by dinner (location TBC)
Tuesday 24 April 2018:
9.50-11.00 Joseph Carens (Toronto), "Carens v. Miller? How Should Questions about Feasibility Affect our Thinking about Immigration?"
11.00-11.20 Coffee break
11.20-12.30 Luara Ferracioli (Amsterdam/Sydney), "Immigration and Liberal Self-Determination"
12.30-13.30 Lunch Break
13.30-14.40 Matthew Lindauer (ANU/Brooklyn College, CUNY), "Open Borders and Feasibility"
14.40-15.00 Coffee break
15.00-16.10 Margaret Moore (Queens), "Immigration and Common Ownership of the World"
16.20-17.30 David Miller (Oxford/Queens), "Selecting Refugees"
17.30 - Drinks at the Wig & Pen followed by dinner (location TBC)