Rainer Forst visits UW Tacoma, May 1st

Rainer Forst, Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy from Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main is visiting UW Tacoma tomorrow. After his lecture on “A Critical Theory of Human Rights” on Thursday, April 29th at the Simpson Center in Seattle, Forst will be making a stop at UW Tacoma, speaking to students and faculty at a meeting of the Philosophy Roundtable tomorrow—May 1st—in the Lucien Room (GWP 320) at 10:30 am.

We hope you’ll join us tomorrow morning for this amazing opportunity to hear Professor Forst as he focuses on “Critical Theory and Human Rights.”KatzForst_photo

The Washington Legislative Internship Program is recruiting UW Tacoma students

intern 5Next week, coordinators of the Washington Legislative Internship program will be here on campus holding an information and recruitment session for interested UW Tacoma students.  This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the internship program and get a head start on what’s involved in the application process.  Interested students will submit applications in the Fall, and those who are accepted will intern in the Washington State Legislature during Winter 2016.  This internship is an incredible opportunity to gain practical experience in an exciting setting.  UWT interns have rewarding internships that can lead to future career opportunities.

The information session will be held on Monday, April 27 from 12:30-1:30 in Pinkerton 212.  All UWT students are encouraged to apply.

Faculty takes part in Copenhagen human rights workshop

PPPA professor Turan Kayaoglu traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark in February 2015turan's photo to take part in a workshop on the topic of human rights and  the  Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).  The workshop, organized by the  Danish Institute for Human Rights–the third such meeting for the group which first met in 2013 at the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)–had ten scholars presenting papers over a period of two days. Group members discussed their papers and developed a common framework for a forthcoming publication regarding the OIC and human rights. Kayaoglu and Marie J. Petersen will be editing the publication produced by workshop participants. Continue reading

Upcoming Philosophy Roundtable events

EduardoWith the support of PPPA, the UW Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, the Simpson Center at UW Seattle, and international partners like the University of Frankfurt and University of Essen, in Germany, the Philosophy Roundtable at UW Tacoma will hold a series of lectures in Tacoma and Seattle this Spring. These lectures include speakers such as:

– April 7: Professor Eduardo Mendieta (University of Stony Brook, USA)
“From Imperial to Dialogical Cosmopolitanism”
12:50-02:55pm (JOY 206)

“Globalization, Cosmopolitics, Decoloniality: Politics for/of the Anthropocene”
05:20-07:25pm (DOU 270) Continue reading