A Right to a Home?

Hosted by the Forum for Philosophy

Old Theatre, Old Building


Dr Cara Nine

Yousif M Qasmiyeh

Dr Beth Watts


Dr Sarah Fine

‘Home’ means more than a roof over our heads. It can be crucial to our sense of ourselves and our well-being. So what might it mean to have a right to a home? And what is lost when we lose our home? We discuss the politics, philosophy, and poetry of home, exploring the fundamental connection between home and human well-being. 

Cara Nine is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University College Cork.

Yousif M Qasmiyeh is Writer-in-Residence, Refugee Hosts, and Creative Encounters Editor, Migration and Society.

Beth Watts (@BethWatts494) is Senior Research Fellow, Heriot-Watt University.

Sarah Fine (@DrSJFine) is Fellow at the Forum for Philosophy and a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, KCL. 

Founded in 1996, the Forum for Philosophy (@forumphilosophy) is a non-profit organization that has gained widespread recognition for its work as initiator and sponsor of engaging and thoughtful events that facilitate wider participation in academic philosophy. 

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This event forms part of the “Shape the World” series, held in the run up to the LSE Festival, a week-long series of events taking place from Monday 2 to Saturday 7 March 2020, free to attend and open to all, exploring how social sciences can make the world a better place. The full programme will be available online from January 2020.


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