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World Philosophy Day 2013

Celebrating World Philosophy Day:

Every year UNESCO celebrates World Philosophy Day to honor philosophical reflection around the world. Celebrations normally take place on or around the third Thursday of November. It is a day for sharing thoughts and reflecting upon new ideas for addressing challenges faced by humanity. The purpose is to reinforce our shared humanity through philosophical reflection.

Dr. Michele Moody-Adams

Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory

Columbia University

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Will deliver the third UNESCO World Philosophy Day Lecture

at Kutztown University

"Cultural Diversity, Globalization and the Future of Democratic Citizenship"

Thursday, November 21, 2013

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Academic Forum 200

Michele Moody-Adams has taught at Cornell University,  Indiana University,  The University of Rochester,  and Wellesley College.   She  has  served as an academic administrator for a good portion of her career,  most recently as Dean of Columbia College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education in Arts and Sciences at Columbia from 2009-2011.    She has published broadly in ethics, political philosophy and the history of philosophy, and is the author of a widely cited book on moral relativism and moral objectivity, Fieldwork in Familiar Places:  Morality, Culture and Philosophy.  She is currently working on a series of interrelated topics in democratic theory:  including the problem of democratic stability,  the problem of democratic disagreement,  democracy and civic virtues, and  the relationship between memory and democracy.