Fall 2015

  • Lawrence Blum, Professor of Philosophy & Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts & Education, University of Massachusetts, Boston

The Center for Race, Philosophy, and Social Justice promotes normatively inflected social and political thought geared to thinking through the demands of racial justice in the United States in the aftermath of Jim Crow and the election of our nation’s first Black president. Lawrence Blum, Professor of Philosophy & Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts & Education at University of Massachusetts, Boston will lead this workshop titled "Racialization, Racial Identity, and Race Blindness: A Comparison of the U.S., South Africa, and Brazil."

Howard Kushner, Nat C. Robertson Distinguished Professor of Science & Society Emeritus at Emory University, gives a lecture on "Norman Geschwind, Behavioral Neurology and Left Handedness."

Heyman Center Workshops
Accommodations Workshop

Friday, October 23, 2015 - Saturday, October 24, 2015
  • Małgorzata Mazurek, Associate Professor of Polish Studies, Columbia University

This workshop will contribute to a growing counter-commentary that reckons with “outmoded” motifs in the built landscapes of East and Central Europe.

  • Desmond Jagmohan, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Politics, Princeton Unicersity

The Center for Race, Philosophy, and Social Justice promotes normatively inflected social and political thought geared to thinking through the demands of racial justice in the United States in the aftermath of Jim Crow and the election of our nation’s first Black president. Desmond Jagmohan, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Politics at Princeton University, will lead this workshop titled "Cultivating Civic Capacity Under Domination: Rethinking Booker T. Washington and Uplift Politics in the Era of Jim Crow"

The Neuroscience and History Working Group talks foster interdisciplinary conversation about the promises and challenges of contemporary neuroscience.

  • Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy, Harvard University

The Center for Race, Philosophy, and Social Justice promotes normatively inflected social and political thought geared to thinking through the demands of racial justice in the United States in the aftermath of Jim Crow and the election of our nation’s first Black president. Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard University, will lead a workshop titled "Richard Wright: Realizing the Promise of the West."

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