On June 15th-18th 2020, Philosophy Professor Lisa Eckenwiler will collaborate with colleagues from Switzerland, Germany and Australia to co-host a no travel, online, no fee conference aimed at discussing the ethical issues surrounding responsibilities for the health of refugees, asylum-seekers, and other migrant and displaced people.
"Resisting Borders: A Virtual Conference on Refugee & Migrant Health, Mobility, Human Rights & Responsibilities" will explore the overlapping ethical, legal, philosophical, and social issues associated with refugee and migrant health in a world of economic, geopolitical, and psychological borders. The theme of the event will be "Caring on the Landscape of Displacement: Mapping Moral Experience in Health Services for Migrants."
The conference will be run as a satellite to the World Congress of Bioethics, and continues the work begun in the first 'Resisting Borders' event in 2017. By adopting an entirely online, no travel format, Dr. Eckenwiler and her co-organizers aim to give access to people around the world to participate, regardless of their location, financial resources, or visa and immigration status.
For further information and the call for abstracts (closing date February 28th 2020), see the "Resisting Borders" website.
February 05, 2020