Science, Reason & Religion. Immigration in America: Human Rights, Government Power and National Identity.
Sun., Feb. 17, 12:30-2 p.m., Sanctuary.
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Speaker: Daniel Rothbart, Ph.D., George Mason University, MS Program Director/Professor, Philosophy, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

What is the immigration problem in the United States? The political rhetoric has come with a willful blindness to the plight of undocumented immigrants. This presentation focuses on international human rights, government power and national identity. In the end, questions about immigrants are inseparable from questions about who we are as Americans.

Speaker’s background: Professor Rothbart specializes in identity-based conflicts, civilians in war, and emotions and conflict. His recent publications on conflict analysis and resolution include the following books: “Identity, Morality and Threat: Studies in Violent Conflict” (co-edited), “Why They Die: Civilian Devastation in Violent Conflict” (co-authored), “Civilians and Modern War: Armed Conflict and the Ideology of Violence” (co-edited) and “Violent Conflict and Peacebuilding: The Continuing Crisis in Darfur” (co-authored).