Moving People: The Perils and Promise of Nationalism

The 2021-22 Jepson Leadership Forum invites scholars, activists, and experts to discuss the moral, ethical, and legal implications of global migration and asylum. Join us as we explore how leaders and communities navigate the economic, social, and cultural transformations of a world with – and without – borders and walls.

2021–22 Jepson Leadership Forum Speakers


Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Sept. 13 • 7 p.m. • Jepson Alumni Center
The Promise of Global Human Rights
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
Perry World House Professor of Practice of Law and Human Rights
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Former Jordanian Ambassador to the United States

Bryan Caplan

Oct. 19 • 7 p.m. • Jepson Alumni Center
The Science and Ethics of Immigration
Bryan Caplan
Professor of Economics, George Mason University 
New York Times Best-Selling Author

James Anaya

Jan. 27 • 7 p.m. • Jepson Alumni Center
What International Law has to Say About Indigenous Peoples:
Does It Matter?

S. James Anaya
Dean and University Distinguished Professor
Colorado Law School, University of Colorado Boulder

Anne Applebaum

Feb. 22 • 7 p.m. • Jepson Alumni Center
Autocracy and Democracy in an Era of Nationalism
Anne Applebaum 
Pulitzer Prize-Winning, New York Times Best-Selling Author
Senior Fellow, Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University
Expert on International Affairs and Foreign Policy
Staff Writer for The Atlantic

Seyla Benhabib

March 24 • 7 p.m. • Jepson Alumni Center
Human Dignity, Democracy and Borders
Seyla Benhabib
Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science & Professor of Philosophy
Yale University