Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|2/1/2021||5/11/2021||TR||3:40pm - 5:00pm||ONLINE|
This Hamel Seminar will explore the interrelationship of human rights, nationalism, and cosmopolitanism. Philosophers in the eighteenth century aspired to be at home everywhere and strangers nowhere. National borders in our own time not only limit our travel, but impede immigration. What are our obligations to others around the world?
What global challenges defy national and local solutions? We will begin to imagine solutions, or at least new ways to think about them. Is democracy inherently a national system of government? Could there be a global system of governance? What might it look like? We will investigate these questions by following our interests in topics such as climate change, pandemics, wealth inequality, and migration.