Our response to the ongoing migration crisis Syria and in many other places in the world has many dimensions. One crucial question is the nature and extent of our ethical obligation to help people in need. At the University of Washington, philosophers in our department spend a lot of time thinking about this question and would like to stimulate discussion about this important topic in its various aspects.
The second in the series discussions will examine human rights and is led by Professor Michael Blake.
Is it always unjust for a country to keep out those who would prefer to enter that country? Are there some people who have special rights to enter? How should we identify those people?