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Graduate Colloquium Series

Held on Fridays at 2:30pm in Watson 341, the colloquia provide a venue to share in the rich and diverse studies of our fellow graduate students in a more relaxed setting. It is a great opportunity to gain experience presenting, to share and receive feedback on your work, and to test new ideas among those not necessarily acquainted with your specific field of study in an amicable setting.

Update: Due to the coronavirus closures, the colloquium series was cut short for the Winter 2020 term but will be resuming online beginning Friday, May 8, 2020. The schedule will be updated below as more information becomes available. We hope you can join us! 

Coordinator: Andrew Hahm ( )

Please direct any questions concerning the colloquium series to Andrew


Graduate Student Colloquium Schedule

Winter term 2020

Date Topic Presenter
January 10 Whose Ressentiment?: The Resentment Objection to Identity Politics Jonas Monte
January 24 Iris Murdoch, "Sublime" Literature, and the Moral Imagination Lesley Jamieson
January 31 Citizenship and Historic Injustice Andrew Hahm
February 7 Moral Risk and Medical Assistance in Dying Ben Zolf
February 14 Grasping the Moral Realm: A Disanalogy Between Colour and Moral Perception Adham El Shazly
February 21 READING WEEK – NO TALK  
February 28 Directed Research Seminar: Nonhuman Animals and Critical Social Epistemology Andrew Lopez
March 6 Final Fantasy VII and Philosophy Sofie Vlaad and Adam Schipper
March 13 Directed Research Seminar: On the Failure of Empathy Jacqueline Kumar
May 8 Directed Research Seminar: Hannah Arendt and the Free Press Joshua Livingstone


Past Graduate Colloquia: Fall 2019