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Renowned philosopher to discuss immigration issues

TAMPA, Fla. -- The University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences Frontier Forum will host award-winning author Seyla Benhabib, Ph.D., for a discussion entitled “The Great Immigration Debate: At Home and Abroad.” The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in the Patel Center for Global Solutions building (CGS Auditorium).

Benhabib is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University and also was the Director of Yale’s Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics from 2002 to 2008. She has authored many books including “Situating the Self. Gender, Community, and Postmodernism in Contemporary Ethics,” which won the National Educational Associations best book of the year award, and “The Rights of Others. Aliens, Citizens and Residents,” which won the Ralph Bunche award of the American Political Science Association.

Benhabib was the recipient of the Ernst Bloch Prize in 2009. The Ernst Bloch Prize is one of Germany’s most recognized philosophical honors and is only given out every three years.

The event is free and open to the public with parking available at the Patel Center.

The Frontier Forum is sponsored by the USF Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Faculty, USF Office of the Provost, USF College of Arts and Sciences, and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.


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Author: D'Anna Fiorelli