JSI Seminar Series: Liberal Citizenship and the Isolated Tribes of Brazil

26 October 2017


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Speaker: Dr Luara Ferracioli, The University of Sydney

Since 1987, the Brazilian government has implemented a no-contact policy, which prevents contact between isolated indigenous tribes in the Amazon and members of the general public, including state officials. The government justifies this policy on the grounds that contact would expose members of isolated tribes to dangerous illnesses as well as violate their right to determine their own life processes.

In this paper, Luara Ferracioli brings liberal theory to bear on the question of whether Brazil's treatment of isolated indigenous tribes is justified. She argues that the current policy actually fails to treat isolated indigenous persons as free and equal.


About the Speaker

Dr Luara Ferracioli is Lecturer in Political Philosophy at The University of Sydney and a Researcher at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on the philosophy of immigration and the philosophy of the family, broadly conceived. Her most recent work is forthcoming in the Journal of Legal Studies, Philosophy Compass and Philosophical Quarterly.


CPD Points: 2

Time: 6-8pm

Location: Common Room, Level 4, New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown, University of Sydney

Cost: Complimentary, however registration is essential.

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 02 9351 0429

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