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Kamm delivers keynote address to NUSTEP

Kamm delivers keynote address to NUSTEP

May 22, 2015

Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy Frances Kamm delivered the keynote address to the Northwestern Society for the Theory of Ethics and Politics (NUSTEP) on May 22, 2015. NUSTEP hosts an annual spring conference in moral and political philosophy addressing some of the most difficult and important questions of moral and political philosophy.  Kamm's address focused on the topic of torture.

Kamm is the third member of our department to be invited by NUSTEP to deliver a keynote address, joining professors Scanlon (2012) and Korsgaard (2010)

 

Kamm delivers Biever Lecture at Loyola

Kamm delivers Biever Lecture at Loyola

March 12, 2015

Littauer Professor of Philosophy & Public Policy Frances Kamm delivered the Biever Lecture at Loyola University in New Orleans on March 12, 2015. Professor Kamm's lecture was entitled "Torture: Rescue, Prevention, and Punishment."

The Biever Lecture aims to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of students, faculty and the Loyola University New Orleans community at large by bringing individuals to campus who are distinguished in their respective fields.

Christine Korsgaard delivers 2014 Uehiro Lectures

Christine Korsgaard delivers 2014 Uehiro Lectures

December 19, 2014

In December of 2014, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy Christine Korsgaard delivered the Uehiro Lectures at the University of Oxford. The subject of Korsgaard's lectures was the moral and legal standing of non-human animals and addressed the differences between human beings and other animals, the moral standing of animals, and the question of legal rights for animals.