Wednesday, March 1, 2017
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
McKinney Conference Room
Registration is required. Please register here.
The Trump administration's decision last month to suspend all incoming travel from seven Muslim-majority countries drew international attention. Many individuals and institutions––including our University–-opposed the ban as an action that is not only indiscriminate in its application and contrary to its stated objectives but also detrimental to the work of scholars and activists working for positive change in these countries. While the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals's recent suspension of the executive order has partly resolved the crisis, the administration has recently stated that it remains committed to pushing forward with the same policy.
This "virtual" conference, attended by three leading activists whose mobility will be restricted as a direct consequence of this action, will provide insights on how the travel ban and its implications are affecting activists working to promote rights and liberties in these corners of the world, opening the space for a critical dialogue on the merits, risks, and consequences of the administration's current policy.
Sponsored by the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy.