Visiting Scholar Lunch & Lecture: Professor Tomasz Sieniow (Poland)


Location: Elizabeth E. Nanovic Seminar Room (1050)

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Poland has captured the attention of many observers interested in the competing claims of national sovereignty and transnational human rights. Prof. Tomasz Sieniow, for example, is one. He earned his Ph.D. in Law from the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and holds multiple posts in that university's Institute of European Studies and Faculty of Law. Prof. Sieniow's current research is to compare laws and policies regarding asylum and immigration in the European Union. His interests have had a practical extension: since 2004, Sieniow coordinates his university's Legal Clinic for Refugees and he serves as President of the Board of the Rule of Law Institute Foundation. He previously was a visiting summer scholar at the Nanovic Institute in 2008. He now joins the institute as a semester fellow in order to compare Polish to current US approaches to immigration law, border protection, and deportation.

Professor Sieniow will present the lecture entitled, "Refugees in Europe: How can we Reconcile the Protection of Human Rights with Security?," on Thursday, November 2 at 12:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth E. Nanovic Seminar Room (1050), Nanovic Hall. 

Complimentary lunches will be available while supplies last.  All are welcome.