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Philosophical Foundations of Immigration Law

  • Law Library of Congress Mumford Room, Sixth Floor James Madison Memorial Building Washington, D.C. 20540 (map)

Political philosopher Jeremy Waldron will deliver the 2017 Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 1 in the Mumford Room of the Library of Congress, located on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building. The lecture, titled “Philosophical Foundations of Immigration Law,” will explore how economic and cultural interests can determine immigration policy. The event is free, but tickets are required, and there may be special restrictions.

The event, presented by the Law Library of Congress, will be livestreamed on the Library’s Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/libraryofcongress/ and YouTube site at https://www.youtube.com/LibraryOfCongress.

Waldron is a law professor at New York University, where he teaches in the areas of constitutional theory, legal philosophy, and political theory. He was previously the Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at All Souls College, Oxford. Professor Waldron was born in New Zealand and educated in law and philosophy at the University of Otago and University of Oxford. He has held academic appointments at the University of Edinburgh (1983-1987), University of California, Berkeley (1987-1996), Princeton University (1995-1996) and Columbia University (1996-2006).

The Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence presents the most distinguished contributors to international jurisprudence, judged through writings, reputation, and broad and continuing influence on contemporary legal scholarship. Previous Kellogg Lecturers have been Ronald Dworkin, Joseph Raz, Amartya Sen and Michael Sandel. The series is endowed by Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg.

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