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Philosophy Awards

The twelfth annual awards ceremony and honors reception was recently held on May 17, 2017.

Best paper of the year- Jeffrey Konowitch, "Deontology, Virtue Ethics, & the Resettlement of Syrian Refugees"

Sue Weinberg Philosophical Studies Scholarship- Sarah Ellis

Wiiliam Bryar Memorial Award for Best Student in Philosophy- Maya Adereth, Caroline Blaney, Andrea Warmack

Departmental Honours- Maya Adereth, Tomoko Sawada

Phi Sigma Tau Induction

Philosophy minors- Darya Igamberdiev, Caresse Jackson

Philosophy majors- Charles Bachmann, Madelon Bird, Jea Sheng Chen, Mario Ismailanji, Makayla Loeb, Katherine Merritt, Maho Oida, Anna Parashchak, Charlotte Schweiger, Rabab Shaddoud

 

 

 

   

    

   

  

  

 

 

 

Upcoming at CUNY

 

Philosophy in the Age of Black Lives Matter

Mark your calendars! NYSWIP is pleased to present Philosophy in the age of Black Lives Matter with Linda Martin Alcoff (Hunter College and the Graduate Center) and Charles W. Mills (CUNY Graduate Center). This event will take place on Monday April 3rd, 2017 from 4:00-6:00pm at the CUNY Graduate Center in room C198.

 

 

Dialogues on the Experience of War

 


As part of an initiative by the National Endowment for the Humanities to promote understanding of the military experience and support returning veterans, Hunter College has received a major grant that will fund public events and classroom opportunities for veterans, other students, and non-student members of the community. Participants will explore classic works of literature, history, and philosophy to illuminate moral transformation, injury, and repair resulting from the experience of war. As part of the grant, a group of internationally acclaimed researchers, writers, and public intellectuals will visit Hunter to engage the public in wider discussion and provide capstone experiences for students. Download an overview of the project, including the intellectual rationale.

 

Fall 2016: Faculty Development & Discussion Leader Seminar

The first phase of the project will be a seminar to prepare discussion leaders and faculty interested in tailoring courses to the project theme. The group will meet for ten sessions during the fall 2016 semester. Readings, to be finalized over the summer, will include: Homer, The Iliad; Aristotle, Ethics; Selections from Epictetus, Enchiridion; Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morality; Jonathan Shay, Achilles in Vietnam; Nancy Sherman, Afterwar; Phil Klay, Redeployment; Jesse Prinz, “Moral Emotions”; and Brett Litz, et. al., “Moral Injury and Moral Repair in War Veterans.”

 

Spring 2017: Discussions, Public Events, and Courses on the Project Theme

During the second phase of the project, participants from phase 1 will lead discussion groups—either free-standing or embedded in appropriate courses—based on the materials discussed in the first phase. Discussions will be coordinated with public events at which authors Shay, Sherman, Klay, Prinz, and Litz will speak and meet with participants.

 

Get Involved!

Principal investigators Christa Acampora (Philosophy) and Mariann Weierich (Psychology) are seeking applications for participants for the Phase 1 Faculty/Leader Seminar. Letters of interest and inquires are welcomed from:
•Faculty in the humanities and professional schools,
•Staff, and
•Advanced students (graduating seniors and graduate students).

Veterans and active-duty service members & their family members especially welcomed.

All participants receive course materials, and may be eligible for academic credit (students), course release (faculty), or stipends (staff). Download a longer description of the project here.

To contact one of the PIs directly, please use email.

Submit a letter of interest here.

 

Undergraduate Conferences and Publishing Opportunities

It's never too early to start publishing and presenting your own work, especially if you're thinking about grad school. If you're interested in presenting at a conference, Philevents.org has an up-to-date list of calls to submit papers to, or attend, undergraduate conferences around the world. Meanwhile, Lehigh University's Philosophy Department has a comprehensive list of opportunities to publish in an undergraduate journal.

 

Colloquia at the CUNY Graduate Center

Every semester the Philosophy Department at the CUNY Grad Center puts on an amazing lecture series that engages topics from across the discipline. All colloquia take place Wednesdays at 4:15pm at the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, in rooms 9204/9205, except as otherwise noted.
Please visit the GC website for a full schedule.

 

Michel Foucault Seminar Series at the Maison Francaise

To celebrate the publication of the entire series of Michel Foucault's lectures at the College de France, Columbia University's Maison Francaise has organized a landmark seminar series to engage with these important works from one of the most notable thinkers of the 20th century. Featuring renowned academics such as Seyla Benhabib, Homi Bhabha, Judith Butler, Didier Fassin, Nancy Fraser and Bernard E. Harcourt, this series of 13 seminars will take place throughout the 2015/2016 academic year. The seminars are open to students and faculty from New York Universities, and you must RSVP to attend. All of the lectures will be available, however, both livestreamed and as video recordings after the events.
Please visit their website for more information.

Other Events in NYC

 

Noah Greenstein's Calendar of NYC Philosophy Events
Columbia University
New York University
NY Society for Women in Philosophy Workshop
Brooklyn Public Philosophers
New York Institute of Philosophy
Gotham Philosophical Society
Center for Bioethics
New York Philosophy of Language Workshop