October 3, 2017 Philosophy of Immigration Law Subject of Kellogg Lecture on Jurisprudence

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Political philosopher Jeremy Waldron will deliver the 2017 Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Mumford Room of the Library of Congress, located on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building. The lecture, titled “Philosophical Foundations of Immigration Law,” will explore how economic and cultural interests can determine immigration policy. The event is free, but tickets are required, and there may be special restrictions. Visit this event ticketing site  for more information and to secure your ticket.

The event, presented by the Law Library of Congress, will be livestreamed on the Library’s Facebook page at facebook.com/libraryofcongress and YouTube site at youtube.com/LibraryOfCongress.

Waldron is a law professor at New York University, where he teaches in the areas of constitutional theory, legal philosophy and political theory. He was previously the Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at All Souls College, Oxford. Professor Waldron was born in New Zealand and educated in law and philosophy at the University of Otago and University of Oxford. He has held academic appointments at the University of Edinburgh (1983-1987), University of California, Berkeley (1987-1996), Princeton University (1995-1996) and Columbia University (1996-2006).

Waldron delivered the Storrs Lectures at Yale University in 2007, Holmes Lectures at Harvard University, Tanner Lectures at University of California, Berkeley, in 2009 and Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh in 2015. Since 2011, he has been a Fellow of the British Academy. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1998 and the American Philosophical Society in 2015.

A prolific scholar, Waldron has written and published many articles and books on the subject of jurisprudence and political theory. His books include “The Dignity of Legislation,” “Law and Disagreement,” “Torture, Terror and Trade-offs: Philosophy for the White House,” “Dignity, Rank, and Rights,” “Political Theory” and “One Another's Equals: The Basis of Human Equality.”

The Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence presents the most distinguished contributors to international jurisprudence, judged through writings, reputation and broad and continuing influence on contemporary legal scholarship. Previous Kellogg Lecturers have been Ronald Dworkin, Joseph Raz, Amartya Sen and Michael Sandel. The series is endowed by Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg.

Frederic Rogers Kellogg was born in Boston and attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He served as an assistant U.S. attorney and later as an adviser to Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson during the Watergate crisis. He later earned a doctorate in jurisprudence at the George Washington University and published two books on Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. A former Fulbright Senior Scholar in Poland and Brazil, and Sir Neil MacCormick Fellow at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, he is currently a visiting professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil.

Molly Shulman Kellogg was born in Dallas and grew up in Kilgore. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1963 and moved to Washington, D.C., where she served for 30 years as executive assistant to Congressman J.J. “Jake” Pickle of Austin. She serves on the board of the General Henry Knox Museum in Thomaston, Maine.

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PR 17-138
2017-10-03
ISSN 0731-3527