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Spring Colloquium

The Department's graduate students organize an annual Spring Colloquium, featuring three speakers on a single topic or theme. Graduate students comment on each talk. The Department has hosted a Spring Colloquium every year since the first weekend program in 1990. 

The Spring Colloquium is funded by the James B. and Grace J. Nelson Endowment for the Teaching of Philosophy.

2022 Spring Colloquium

more details available on the event website


Friday, March 18
Location: Vanderberg Room, Michigan League

2:30pm: Opening Remarks by Elizabeth Anderson (U-M)

3:00pm: Alex Guerrero (Rutgers University) presents
     "The Ethics and Epistemology of Radical Political Change"
     Commentator: Joshua R. Petersen 
     Chair: Jason Byas

5:00pm: Reception — light food served


Saturday, March 19
Location: Eldersveld Room, Haven Hall (Room #5671)

9:30am: Coffee and Light Breakfast

10:00am: Helen Nissenbaum (Cornell Tech) presents
     "Contextual Integrity Up and Down the Data Food Chain"
     Commentator: Cameron McCulloch
     Chair: Paul de Font-Reaulx

12:00pm: Catered Lunch

1:30pm: Michael Hannon (University of Nottingham) presents
     "Public Discourse and its Problems"
     Commentator: Elise Woodard
     Chair: Gillian Gray

3:30pm: Break

4:00pm: Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University) presents
     "The Problem of the Predatory Expert"
     Commentator: Sophia Wushanley
     Chair: Laura Soter