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MWP Occasional Talk with Prof. Andrea Sangiovanni (King's College London): When and Why is Freedom of Movement Worth Defending?

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  • Wed 22 Nov 2017 17.00 - 18.30
  Add to Calendar 2017-11-22 17:00 2017-11-22 18:30 Europe/Paris MWP Occasional Talk with Prof. Andrea Sangiovanni (King's College London): When and Why is Freedom of Movement Worth Defending?

Jointly with the Legal and Political Working Group.

We often hear that the free movement of persons in the EU is ‘non-negotiable’, a ‘foundational pillar of the European project’. But why? Prof. Sangiovanni will consider some common answers to this question and point out some difficulties they face. He will then argue that the free movement of persons is best understood as a demand of justice and, indeed, of solidarity among member state peoples.

About the speaker:
Andrea Sangiovanni is Professor of Philosophy at King’s College London. He received his BA and PhD from Harvard University. Before joining KCL, he was a Randall Dillard Research Fellow at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (2005-2007). In September 2018, he will be taking up the Chair in Social and Political Theory at the European University Institute (while on leave from KCL). His research interests span four areas within moral, political, legal philosophy: the idea of basic equality, the relation between international and domestic social justice (including a special focus on the European Union), human rights, and the relation between practices and principles. His book, Humanity without Dignity: Moral Equality, Respect, and Human Rights, was recently published by Harvard University Press. Other recent publications include ‘Solidarity as Joint Action’ (Journal of Applied Philosophy), ’The Irrelevance of Coercion, Imposition and Framing to Distributive Justice’ (Philosophy & Public Affairs) and ‘Solidarity in the European Union’ (Oxford Journal of Legal Studies).

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  Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana

Jointly with the Legal and Political Working Group.

We often hear that the free movement of persons in the EU is ‘non-negotiable’, a ‘foundational pillar of the European project’. But why? Prof. Sangiovanni will consider some common answers to this question and point out some difficulties they face. He will then argue that the free movement of persons is best understood as a demand of justice and, indeed, of solidarity among member state peoples.

About the speaker:
Andrea Sangiovanni is Professor of Philosophy at King’s College London. He received his BA and PhD from Harvard University. Before joining KCL, he was a Randall Dillard Research Fellow at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (2005-2007). In September 2018, he will be taking up the Chair in Social and Political Theory at the European University Institute (while on leave from KCL). His research interests span four areas within moral, political, legal philosophy: the idea of basic equality, the relation between international and domestic social justice (including a special focus on the European Union), human rights, and the relation between practices and principles. His book, Humanity without Dignity: Moral Equality, Respect, and Human Rights, was recently published by Harvard University Press. Other recent publications include ‘Solidarity as Joint Action’ (Journal of Applied Philosophy), ’The Irrelevance of Coercion, Imposition and Framing to Distributive Justice’ (Philosophy & Public Affairs) and ‘Solidarity in the European Union’ (Oxford Journal of Legal Studies).


Location:
Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Max Weber Programme

Type:
Lecture

Contact:
Francesca Grassini (EUI - Max Weber Programme) - Send a mail

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