Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Demography, Ethnicity and Immigration


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Thursdays, September 19 & 26; October 3, 10 & 17, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: William Garrett, Ph.D., professor emeritus of philosophy & religion, JFKU
Location: Concord Campus

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Course Description

The effects of climate change combined with political destabilization, as in Syria and Central America, have produced population migrations on an enormous scale. And these migrants share a common desperation that is difficult to ignore. At the same time, industrialized nations face population declines that threaten social safety nets. What seems the obvious solution, changed or enhanced immigration policies on the part of nations with population declines, generates resistance from racial tribalism and rising authoritarianism. Professor Garrett offers us a history of this evolving crisis and an exploration of recent proposals for coping with our atavistic rejection of “the other.”


Event Details

Date: 2019-09-19

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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