Department Events and Sessions

Brown Bag Presentation Schedule:

*All Brown Bag presentations are open to the campus community.

They are scheduled for 12:45pm in 409 Clement Hall on the following days:

February 2, 2018:

Graduate Student Emily Fulmer will give a presentation of her upcoming conference paper: "The Racial Contract and Black Theology: Dismantling White Supremacy Together"

February 23, 2018:

Workshop: Thesis vs. Comprehensive Exams

Other Lectures and Sessions

February 22, 2018

1:00pm, 342 University Center (Shelby Room)

Shelby County Commissioners Reginald Milton and Van Turner visit the university to share their views on local government, issues, and careers in public service.

April 3rd, 2018

4:00pm, 300 University Center (River Room)

"To Shape a New World."                                                                                                                                                                                   Professors Tommie Shelby and Brandon Terry, both from the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University, will talk about their new book To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The book represents a critical engagement with King's understudied writings on labor and welfare rights, voting rights, racism, civil disobedience, nonviolence, economic inequality, poverty, love, just-war theory, virtue ethics, political theology, imperialism, nationalism, reparations, and social justice. In King's work, the authors find an array of compelling challenges to some of the most pressing political dilemmas of our present, and rethink the legacy of this towering figure.