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Third World Liberation on the Histories and Possibility of Coalitional Praxis

Date: February 24, 2020 Time: 3:00-6:00pm Location: John D. O’Bryant African American Institute Sponsored by: Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Politics, Philosophy & Economics (PPE) Program, Department of English, Center for Intercultural Engagement , John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, Humanities Center , Service-Learning, Center of Community Service, Office of Cultural , Residential , and Spiritual…
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Published On: January 31, 2020 |
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2020 Philosophy and Religion Essay Award Competition- CFP

The Department of Philosophy and Religion is pleased to announce our annual essay award competition. Awards will be given in two categories: Philosophy and Religion. Details for each are below: Philosophy Paper An award will be given for the best paper defending a substantive thesis in any area of philosophy (theoretical or applied). Papers may…
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Published On: January 30, 2020 |
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Listen to Prof. Illingworth’s episode on the Wisconsin Public Radio

When Bad People Give to Good Causes Jeffrey Epstein and some other high-profile philanthropists have given big bucks to causes–while doing terrible things in their personal lives. An expert on the ethics of giving says non-profit groups should pay attention to the source of the money–and offers advice on personal philanthropy, whether we’re giving away…
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Published On: January 22, 2020 |
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Prof. Williams discusses civil rights in the age of AI with President Aoun

Accountability and responsibility in the digital age were the central themes of a conversation in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday at Northeastern. In the discussion, hosted by Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern,  Patricia J. Williams, University Distinguished Professor of law and humanities, said the digital…
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Published On: January 17, 2020 |
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The G7 wants to regulate artificial intelligence. Should the US get on board?

With the introduction of new export controls on artificial intelligence software last week, the White House appealed to lawmakers, businesses, and European allies to avoid overregulation of artificial intelligence. It also maintained its refusal to participate in a project proposed by the Group of Seven leading economies, which seeks to establish shared principles and regulations…
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Published On: January 14, 2020 |
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Prof. Illingworth posts an article in Bill of Health

Targeting Health: How Anti-Immigrant Policies Threaten Our Health & Our Humanity By: Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet On May 19th of last year, Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez died of the flu while being held in a cell by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in south Texas. He was just 16, a migrant from Guatemala. Hours before his…
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Published On: January 8, 2020 |
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Call for Applications- PIKSI Logic 2020

PIKSI-Logic 2018 was a huge success, and we a thrilled to be running another installment this summer. Undergraduates from underrepresented groups are invited to study logic — five topics over five days, with ten top international instructors —  at Northeastern University for one week in the summer of 2020. ‌There is a competitive application process…
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Published On: January 3, 2020 |
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Listen to Prof. Basl’s recent podcast on Ethics in the Age of Information and AI

Ethics in the Age of Information and AI with John Basl John Basl, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Northeastern University, tells us why we need to think of ethics as currency in all areas including business, technology, and machine learning. Guest Biography John received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2011….
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Published On: December 6, 2019 |
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Prof. Illingworth publishes an article in “The Conversation”

“An ethicist explains why philanthropy is no license to do bad stuff” I teach a course on ethics and philanthropy and have written about how to donate to charities ethically. Recent news about people who make big charitable gifts acting badly is making me wonder whether philanthropy really does make the world better. Think about…
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Published On: December 5, 2019 |
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Prof. Bucar and Prof. Goodwin Sacred Writes Video

Check out Prof. Bucar’s and Prof. Goodwin’s sacred write video!

Published On: November 22, 2019 |
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