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Michael Blake Awarded NEH Fellowship To Study Justice, Migration, and Mercy

Michael BlakeMichael Blake (Philosophy and the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance) has been awarded a summer fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study justice, migration, and mercy. The $6,000 award supports his book-length study on the morality of migration, the rights of citizenship, and asylum law.

Michael has been involved in several projects supported by the Simpson Center, including the Human Interactions and Normative Innovation (HI-NORM) research cluster, which will host a conference on Immigration, Toleration, and Human Rights on October 27-28, 2016. HI-NORM includes faculty from all three UW campuses engaging in extended interdisciplinary conversation with political philosophers and other scholars from around the world, particularly at the University of Frankfurt, Germany.

Michael also co-organized the Simpson Center’s Global Justice in the 21st Century conference in 2007 and the Information Ethics and Policy conference in 2013.

The peer-reviewed NEH Summer Stipend program is highly competitive, funding less than 10 percent of more than 800 applications received this year.

Congratulations, Michael!