Annual Lecture Focuses on Deportation Law

Jacqueline Stevens, professor of political science and legal studies advisory board member at Northwestern University, will deliver the 2013 William Weber Lecture in Government and Society. Her talk is titled “Government Illegals: Deportation and the Rule of Law.” The event takes place on Monday, October 28, at 8 PM in the Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room at Kalamazoo College. It is free and open to the public. Stevens is director of the Deportation Research Clinic, Buffett Center on International and Comparative Studies. She conducts research on political theories and practices of membership, and her current work in deportation law enforcement, past and present, uncovers contemporary illegalities, including practices resulting in the unlawful deportation of United States citizens from the U.S. Her work has appeared in Political Theory, the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Political Philosophy, Social Text, Third World Quarterly, The Nation, and the New York Times. Her latest book is titled States Without Nations: Citizenship for Mortals. The William Weber Lectures in Government and Society were funded by the late Bill Weber, who graduated from Kalamazoo College in 1939 with a degree in physics. He also funded the William Weber Chair in Political Science, which is held by Professor Amy Elman. Past lecturers include, among others: David Broder, E.J. Dionne, Frances Fox Piven, Jeane Bethke Elshtain, William Greider, Tamara Draut, and Mickey Edwards.