The Law Library of Congress will host the 2017 Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence on Wednesday, November 1.
Legal and political philosophy professor Jeremy Waldron will deliver the lecture, “The Philosophical Foundations of Immigration Law." He will address how countries regulate immigration, specifically if nations have a right to consider their economic and cultural interests to shape immigration policy, and more broadly what historical and legal foundations give nations the authority to regulate newcomers into their respective countries.
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Place: Mumford Room, located on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. Washington, DC
The program is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry. Tickets can be reserved on Eventbrite.
Waldron is University Professor and Professor of Law at New York University, where he teaches in the areas of constitutional theory, legal philosophy, and political theory.
The Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence presents distinguished contributors to international jurisprudence, judged through writings, reputation, and broad and continuing influence on contemporary legal scholarship. Previous Kellogg Lecturers include Ronald Dworkin, Joseph Raz, Amartya Sen and Michael Sandel. The lecture series is endowed by Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg.