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Speaker Series

Every year the Philosophy Section presents a series of public lectures by leading philosophers. For upcoming events, see our home page. For more information or to suggest a speaker or topic, contact Speaker Series Coordinator Dr. Michael Doan. Events are eligible for LBC credit.

2017-18 Speakers

  • John Koolage (EMU)​, "Selective Realism and the Structure of Independent Measurements," Thursday, October 19th, 5:30-7pm at Halle 300
  • Elena Ruíz (MSU), "Decolonizing the Ethics of Knowing," Wednesday, November 15th, 5:30-7pm at Halle Auditorium, co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Peter Higgins (EMU), "Three Hypotheses for Explaining the Alleged Oppression of Men," Thursday, January 25th, 5:30-7pm, in Halle Library, Room 300
  • Brian Bruya (EMU), "Fostering Wisdom in the Classroom," Wednesday, February 28th, 5:30-7pm at Halle Library, Room 300
  • Distinguished Speaker, Leonard Lawlor (Penn State), "The Poverty of the Remainder: on Reactions to Violence," Thursday, March 8th, 5:30-7pm at Halle Auditorium
  • Elvira Basevich (U-M Dearborn), "The Nature of Progressive Political Change: Du Bois and Rawls on Kant's Cosmopolitanism," Thursday, March 22nd, 5:30-7pm at Halle Library, Room 300, co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies

2016-17 Speakers