Summer 2020 Newsletter
A Message from the Chair
Dear Alumni and Friends,
This year has been forever marked by the current pandemic. Like everywhere else’s, the life of our philosophical community has been turned upside down. Everyone had to leave campus in a hurry. Instructors, TAs and students had to quickly adapt to remote instruction, and all planned events and activities either were cancelled or had to be reorganized in a remote format. As you will read in this newsletter, before all of this happened, our students and faculty were thriving, the colloquia, workshops, conferences and other events were enriching the intellectual life of the whole community....
The 2019-20 academic year witnessed a host of engaging activities in NU's department of Philosophy, from our Colloquia Series to our various student-led Philosophical societies.
William Paris Manuscript Workshop
On March 5th, 2020 the department hosted a workshop on Dr. William Paris’ book manuscript Black Mythologies: Race, Culture, and the Practice of Utopia.
All the latest news on NU Philosophy faculty, including recent honors and publications.
Northwestern Prison Education Program
In December 2019, the Northwestern Prison Education Program (NPEP) was awarded a $1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation.
Q&A with Professor Ken Seeskin
Professor Emeritus Ken Seeskin discusses his impressive career at Northwestern University on the occasion of his retirement.
11th Annual PhilFEST
This year's PhilFEST, the highlight of our undergraduate community’s life in which honors students present their research, moves online with great success.
All the information on this year's student recipients of departmental awards.
Bright futures lie ahead for our senior undergraduates.
Brady Program in Ethics and Civic Life
Brady Program students were delighted to work with visiting Professor Anne Eaton this year during her leave from the University of Illinois-Chicago.