Conference on Immigration, Toleration and Nationalism. Keynote speakers: Samuel Scheffler, Professor of Philosophy at New York University, and David Miller, Professor of Political Theory at Oxford University. May 30-31, 2013, at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. Cosponsored with the program in Moral and Social Philosophy of the University of Helsinki and The Philosophical Society of Finland. This conference is part of the continuing Jean Beer Blumenfeld International Conference Series on Social and Political Thought. Conference program to be announced in February 2013.
Congratulations to the 2013 year’s winners of the Troy Moore Undergraduate Ethics Essay Contest. The winners are:
1st prize: Caitlin McCoyd, “Gauthier’s Translucent Constrainers”
2nd prize: William Mason Arline, “Graffiti and the Public Good”
3rd prize: Jamie Moon, “Honest Intentions, Problematic Results: Sexual Identity Therapy”
Symposium on Disaster Ethics and Public Policy:
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 1:00-2:15, University Center 485.
This symposium will consider the challenges of planning for and responding to disasters, both natural and manmade. In a talk open to general audiences, we will feature several interdisciplinary scholars addressing the challenges of planning for and responding to natural or human-made disasters.
Among our expert panelists:
Prof. Robert Klein (risk management and insurance, Georgia State University)
Prof. Richard Olson (politics and international relations, Florida International University)
Prof. Daniel Smith, (economics, Troy University)
Cosponsored with the Center for Ethics – Student Forum and the Department of Political Science. Free and open to the public. Contact Andrew Cohen aicohen”at”gsu.edu for further information.
James Stacey Taylor, Associate Professor of Philosophy, College of New Jersey, will visit Georgia State on March 28-29, 2013. On March 28 @ 1:00 PM (Aderhold 212), he will address students in a talk discussing the possibility of legalizing markets in human body parts. On March 29, he will address the Philosophy Department in a talk titled, “Why we cannot wrong the dead: The case of promising.” 3:30 PM, Philosophy Department Conference Room.
Jason Brennan, Assistant Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at Georgetown University, will visit Georgia State on February 22, 2013, to present some of his recent research (Against Compulsory Voting) and, in a separate session, address our students. Locations TBA.
Upcoming, Fall 2013:
Peter Vallentyne, Florence G. Kline Chair in Philosophy, University of Missouri, will visit Georgia State to speak to students on Thursday, September 5 at 2:30 PM (topic/location TBA), and to deliver a colloquium to the Philosophy Department on Friday, September 6, at 3:30 PM (topic TBA).