Scholar presents ‘progressive’ case for reduced immigration

Philip Cafaro

Philip Cafaro

The College's Peace and Justice lecture series will host scholar Philip Cafaro at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Mitchell Auditorium for a free presentation on U.S. immigration policy.

Cafaro will speak on "A Progressive Argument to Reduce Immigration." He is a professor of philosophy and an affiliated faculty member in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University. He is the author of "Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue" and the co-editor of "Life on the Brink: Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation."

His most recent book is "How Much is Too Many? The Progressive Argument for Reducing Immigration into the United States."

The presentation is free and open to the public. It's part of St. Scholastica's Alworth Peace and Justice Lecture Series, which has a theme this year of "Voices of America."

The rest of this year's lecture series includes:

  • Tuesday, March 7: Justice and U.S. Immigration Policy with Aviva Chomsky
  • Thursday, March 30: The State of Native Nations with Karen Diver

All presentations will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium and are free of charge.