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Should our country discriminate among potential immigrants on the basis of religion? Our policy has been not to do so. But there have been recent calls by prominent politicians to change that practice. Our panelists will discuss this and related questions from philosophical, sociological, and historical perspectives.


Michael Rosenthal, Professor of Philosophy and Samuel and Althea Stroum Chair in Jewish Studies, UW Seattle


Michael Blake, Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Governance, Department of Philosophy and Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, UW Seattle

Sarah Eltantawi, Assistant Professor of Comparative Religion and Islamic Studies, Evergreen State College

Kathie Friedman, Associate Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, UW Seattle

Thomas Schmidt, Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Department of Catholic Theology, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

This panel is part of a conference, “Immigration, Toleration, and Human Rights,” which will take place on October 27-28th. Please see the Simpson Center website for more details: https://simpsoncenter.org/projects/immigration-toleration-and-human-rights.

Sponsors: The conference and related events are co-sponsored by the UW Tri-Campus Research Cluster on Human Interactions and Normative Innovation (HI-NORM), the Global Innovation Fund of the UW Office of Global Affairs, the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at UW-Tacoma, the Department of Philosophy, the Program on Values in Society, the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, the Friends of Philosophy, the UW Center for Human Rights, the MERCUR Research Project: Ethics of Immigration at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen, and the Cluster of Excellence: The Formation of Normative Orders at the Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.