BBC Radios The Public Philosopher now online

BBC Radios "The Public Philosopher" now online

The podcast episode of BBC Radio 4's "The Public Philosopher," which was taped in front of a live audience at the University of Dallas on Oct. 7, is now available on the BBC website. A blog entry by the episode's senior producer and a discussion of the town hall debate on immigration is also available. "The Public Philosopher," is a series of town hall debates on current issues moderated by Michael Sandel, professor of political philosophy at Harvard University.

UD students held their own in a lively, wide-ranging discussion that touched on many facets of immigration, and even touched briefly on reproductive rights. The event was open to the general public, as well as UD students, faculty and staff.

The debate was highlighted by a discussion of whether children of illegal immigrants should be given opportunities to become citizens and a memorable story from a young woman who introduced herself as the child of undocumented immigrants and argued passionately that her hard work and contributions to society had earned her the right to a path to citizenship.

The discussion then moved to a more general debate of the pros and cons of an open border policy with the majority of the audience opposing an open border.

Listen to the entire broadcast by visiting the BBC website.

PHOTO: Rebecca Rosen/The University News

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