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44th Midwest Philosophy Colloquium, 2019-20

Every year the UMM Philosophy Discipline hosts the Midwest Philosophy Colloquium, where distinguished speakers come to campus and give talks on topics of general interest.

Previous colloquium speakers have included Donald Davidson, Saul Kripke, Fred Dretske, J.L. Mackie, Gilbert Harman, David Gauthier, Keith Donnellan, Kurt Baier, Alvin Goldman, David Kaplan, Paul Benacerraf, Keith Lehrer, Jonathan Bennett, John Searle, Robert Solomon, Phillipa Foot, Eleanor Stump, Fred Feldman, Nancy Cartwright, Gary Watson, Michael Bratman, Stephen Stich, and many others.



Michael Brownstein (John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY)

Daniel Kelly (Purdue University)
Erin Beeghly (University of Utah)
Alex Madva (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)


1. Campus-Wide Discussion Forum with Erin Beeghly: "Structural Explanations of Injustice" 

Monday, September 9, 4:00pm
Imholte 113

2. Public Lecture: Alex Madva, "Combating Implicit Bias: How to Act Fairly in an Unfair World"

Panelists: Liz Thomson (Director, Equity, Diversity & Intercultural Programs) and Clement Loo (Environmental Studies)
Monday, September 9, 7:00pm
Imholte 109

3. Campus-Wide Discussion Forum with Alex Madva: "Intersectionality as a Guide to Research and Activism"

Tuesday, September 10, 4:00pm
Imholte 114

4. Public Lecture: Erin Beeghly, "Does Stereotyping Someone Constitute Discrimination?"

Panelists: Adrienne Conley (Coordinator for LGBRQIA2S+ Programs) and Angela Hume (English)
Tuesday, September 10, 7:00pm
Imholte 109

5. Asking the Big Questions Event, "The Implicit Association Test: What Does it Teach Us?"

Tuesday, April 21, 7:00pm
Briggs Library McGinnis Room
Discussion Panelist: Jon Anderson (Statistics), Indrajit Chaudhury (Biology), Clement Loo (Environmental Studies), Steve McFarlane (Philosophy)

6. Campus-Wide Discussion Forum with Michael Brownstein: "Climate Change and Political Tribalism"

Wednesday, April 22, 4:00pm
Imholte 109

7. Public Lecture: Dan Kelly, "Soft Structures and Soft Selves: Interactionist Approaches to Bias and the Fluid Connective Tissue of Social Norms"

Wednesday, April 22, 7:00pm
Imholte 109

8. Campus-Wide Discussion Forum with Dan Kelly: "Disgust, Morality, and Identity"

Thursday, April 23, 4:00pm
Imholte 101

9. Public Lecture: Michael Brownstein, "Understanding Implicit Bias: Putting the Criticism in Perspective"

Thursday, April 23, 7:00pm
Imholte 109