Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Center Receives Gift for Immigration Ethics Project

Agnieszka Winkler and Art Lund made a $25,000 gift in May to the Center’s Immigration Ethics Project. “We couldn’t have had a more well-timed contribution,” said Kirk O. Hanson, Center executive director. “It will allow us to further inject the ethical considerations into the national debate that has been going on over immigration policy.”

The Immigration Ethics Project, inaugurated in 2006 with a grant from the Bustos Family Foundation, has brought speakers such as author Richard Rodriguez, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson, and UC-Davis Professor of Law Bill Ong Hing to campus to spark discussion of the issue. The project has also commissioned a briefing paper, “The Ethics of Migration and Immigration,” offering key questions for policy makers. Center Fellow in Global Ethics Almaz Negash coordinates the Immigration Ethics Project.

In making the gift, Winkler commented, “The issue of immigration is very emotionally charged and highly divisive, and if it is not handled appropriately, it has the potential to destroy the very fabric of the foundation on which the United States stands.”

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