Asylum, Credible Fear Tests, and Colonial Violence (Guest Post)

Guest Post* by Elena Ruíz and Ezgi Sertler Let’s start with what asylum is: an international protection mechanism that individuals seeking “refuge” from violence can use to obtain official refugee status in another country. The term we use to refer to forcibly displaced people in general – refugee – is different than the legal refugee […]

CFP: Philosophy and Borders, Oxford, Nov. 6, 2019 (deadline: Sept. 30, 2019)

Philosophy and Borders, Refugee Studies Centre, Wed. Nov. 6, 1pm – 7pm The ​Philosophy and Borders ​working group aims to bring together researchers in the fields of ethics, political theory, and social science on the topic of borders and migration. This includes researchers working on topics related to nation-states, nationalism, citizenship, territory, immigration, and forced migration. This […]

CFP: Stanford Graduate Conference in Political Theory, Stanford, Jan. 24-25, 2020 (deadline: Sept. 15, 2019)

The political science graduate students at Stanford University will host a political theory conference on January 24-25, 2020 in Stanford’s Encina Hall. The keynote speaker will be Professor Wendy Brown (University of California, Berkeley). Approximately 6-8 graduate students will be invited to present their papers in panel format to an interdisciplinary group of faculty, post-docs, and students. Papers from […]

CFP: Multiculturalism, Nationalism, Religions, and Secularism, Bristol, Nov. 8-10, 2019 (deadline: Aug. 12, 2019)

Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship’s Twentieth Anniversary Conference   Multiculturalism, Nationalism, Religions and Secularism Evening of 8 November – 10 November 2019, University of Bristol Plenary speakers include: Bhikhu Parekh, Craig Calhoun, Geoff Brahms Levey, Grace Davie, Nira Yuval Davis, Pnina Werbner, Rainer Bauböck, Therese O’Toole, Yael Tamir; and Anna Triandafyllidou (TBC), Baroness […]

CFP: Migration, Stability, and Solidarity, Ruhr-University Bochum, Oct. 28-29, 2019 (deadline: Jul. 19, 2019)

Interdisciplinary Conference: Migration, Stability, and Solidarity Ruhr-University Bochum, October 28th and 29th Keynote: Michael Blake (University of Washington, Seattle) The conference will discuss two neglected questions within migration ethics:             1. What is the relation between migration and political stability?             2. How should solidarity be understood when it comes to migration? With respect to […]

CFA: Binational Conference: Ethics, Politics, and Migration at the U.S.-Mexico Border, Ciudad Juárez, México and El Paso, Texas, May 15-17, 2019 (deadline: Mar. 15, 2019) 

Dates: May 15-17, 2019Locations: Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ) and the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP)Languages: Spanish, English and PortugueseConfirmed Speakers: Eduardo Mendieta (Penn State), Melissa W. Wright (Penn State) Tony Payan (UACJ), Amy Reed-Sandoval (UTEP)Sponsors: Doctoral Program in Philosophy (UACJ) Master Program in Social Work Program (UACJ), Department of Philosophy (UTEP) Overview: The unequal and exclusionary processes of […]

CFP: Migration and Poverty, University of Salzberg, Sept. 19-20, 2019 (deadline: Jan. 31, 2019)

Keynote speakers:Ilse Derluyn (Ghent, Social Work)Cathy McIlwaine (King’s College London, Geography)Corinna Mieth (Bochum, Philosophy)Julia O‘Connell-Davidson (Bristol, Sociology)Annelies Zoomers (Utrecht, Geography/Development Studies) The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR), University of Salzburg, invites the submission of proposals for single papers, thematic panels (2, 4 or 6 papers), and roundtable sessions (3-5 discussants plus 1 chair) […]