"Seeking a Better Life: Human Welfare of Migrants in Irregular Situations in the United States and Europe" presented by University of Macerata Professor Erik Longo

"Seeking a Better Life: Human Welfare of Migrants in Irregular Situations in the United States and Europe" presented by University of Macerata Professor Erik Longo


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Location: Room 2310

Erik LongoErik Longo, assistant professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Macerata, will address human rights and immigration on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 12:30 p.m. in Eck Hall of Law, Room 2130.

With “Seeking a Better Life: Human Welfare of Migrants in Irregular Situations in the United States and Europe,” Prof. Longo reconsiders social rights in light of emerging trends in migration – specifically, the differences in legal rights afforded to undocumented immigrants. While recognizing the need to ensure basic social and human rights, Prof. Longo argues for a broadening of the conversation beyond the scope of “entitlement” – toward an approach to social rights that addresses development and participation on the part of marginalized people that contribute to the common good.

The Visiting Scholar Series is open to the public, and lunch will be served.