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David Miller to Give Keynote Address for German Law in Context Program

— by on September 15th, 2016

David Miller, professor of political theory, University of Oxford, and official fellow in social and political theory, Nuffield College, Oxford, will give the keynote address for the German Law in Context Program at Washington and Lee University School of Law on Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. in Millhiser Moot Court Room, Lewis Hall.

The title of his talk is “The European Migration Crisis: Ethical and Political Issues.” It is free and open to the public, and will also be streamed live on LiveStream.com.

“Professor Miller is one of the world’s leading scholars and commentators on issues of citizenship, identity and migration,” said Russell Miller, professor of law at W&L.

He is the author, editor and co-editor of 19 books, including “Strangers in Our Midst: the Political Philosophy of Immigration” (2016); “Justice for Earthlings: Essays in Political Philosophy” (2013); and “Michael Walzer: Thinking Politically” (ed., 2007).

“What is perhaps most distinctive about my work is its use of evidence from the social sciences to inform debates in political philosophy,” said Miller. “My longest standing-interest is in the idea of justice, originally social justice, but now also global justice. In the last decade I have combined work on national issues with work on global issues, culminating in “National Responsibility and Global Justice” (2007). But most recently, I have worked on issues connected to immigration.”

German Law in Context and all programs associated are supported by the W&L Transnational Law Institute; W&L Frances Lewis Law Center; W&L Center for International Education; Grasty Fund of the W&L Department of German and Russian; W&L Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Politics; W&L Law Immigration Rights Clinic; German Law Journal; and Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association.

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