Week of Education and Engagement: Looking Back Moving Forward

Facilitated by Kristen Luschen and Diana Fernandez with support from DS4Si and many staff and faculty on campus Looking Back, Moving Forward” is a week of reflection and education that launches a year-long process to involve the community in shaping the contours of Hampshire’s commitment to anti-racism. The goal of this week is to strengthen […]

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Theory of Brain Network Control: First-Principles Computations and Ethical Considerations

A lecture by Dr. Danielle Bassett, Skirkanich Professor of Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania The treatment of psychiatric disease and neurological disorders is a critical frontier in human health. Current treatment regimens include drugs, brain stimulation, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. In each case, these treatments can be thought of as ways of changing the activity […]

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Doing Away with Juan Crow: Two Standards for Just Immigration Reform

Lecture by Jose George Mendoza Professor of Philosophy at UMASS Lowell The aim of this talk was to look at the implications “Juan Crow” immigration policy has for an ethics of immigration. It argues that, much like its predecessor Jim Crow, Juan Crow is not merely a condemnation of federalism, but of any immigration reform […]

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Social Justice Summer Intern Reception

This dinner formally recognizes the ingenuity, passion, and achievement of our students who received summer internship grants. The grants were funded by programs like the Ethics and the Common Good Project, Civil Liberties and Public Policy, Critical Studies in Childhood, Youth, and Learning Program, and Community Partnerships for Social Change.

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Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change

A lecture by Kyle Whyte, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Michigan State University In this talk, Dr. Whyte addresses the moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples, as well as the ethics of cooperative relationships involving Indigenous peoples.

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What We Mean When We Talk about Land: Climate Change, Colonialism, and Indigenous Resistance

A lecture by Erica Violet Lee, Organizer with Idle No More; Member of Canadian Youth Delegation to COP 21 In the face of a colonial climate catastrophe, Indigenous women are at the forefront of impact and resistance. As we articulate connections between the land and our bodies, our struggle for liberation from extractive industry becomes […]

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How Does It Feel to be a Problem? Racism and the “Immigration Crisis”

A lecture by Natalie Cisneros, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Seattle University What should be done about the “problem” of immigration? What do we mean when we talk about the “national immigration crisis”? The perceived “problem” of immigration and debates about how to solve it have taken center stage in national discourse leading up to the […]

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Exploring the Guantanamo Bay Detainee Library Beyond Its Books

A talk with Muira McCammon Which books line the shelves of the Guantánamo Bay Detainee Library? Why does library access matter to people imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay, and in other carceral contexts? What rhetorical, social and political work do pop cultural representations of the Detainee Library perform? What happens when we bring values of intellectual […]

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Does Curiosity Make Us Human? & What are the Ethical Stakes?

A discussion with Perry Zurn, Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Ethics Thomas Hobbes once said it is curiosity that distinguishes humans from animals. But does this ring true? And what are the ethical issues that arise when we make this claim? Is it possible for animals (or machines, or even plants for that matter) to […]

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“Not Even a Unicorn Prison”: Gender Segregation and the Carceral State

A talk with Perry Zurn, Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Ethics Cece McDonald and others have said that no prison is beneficial—not a men’s prison, a women’s prison, a trans prison, “not even a unicorn prison.” This workshop investigates the history of gender segregation in prisons, the typical treatment of trans and gender non-conforming prisoners, […]

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