Recent Lectures and Conversations

April 8th, 2022 Anbar Lecture, Syracuse University, “Controlling the Narrative: Meaning, Value and Power in Public Life.”

March 24, 2022 “Controlling the Narrative: Meaning, Value and Power in Public Life,” McMaster University.

March 10, 2022,  “The Role of Health Care in Securing Justice as Humane Regard,”  Weill-Cornell Medical Ethics Division Seminar Series;  a talk on Zoom.

A Conversation about Making Space for Justice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTcxXMJ6F6Y.

November 16th, 2021. “Coming to Terms with History,”  a talk for Department of Philosophy,  Fordham University.

November 6th, 2021, “Coming to Terms with History,” a talk for the Association for Moral Education

May 6th, 2021,  “Monuments and the Obligations of Memory,”  Sprague and Taylor Lecture,  Brooklyn College Philosophy Department  (online lecture)

April 21, 2021 “Debating Democracy Then and Now: Reflections on a Contested Concept,”  Minnesota Humanities Council,  https://mnhum.org/event/debating-democracy/

March 11, 2021, “Monuments and the Obligations of Collective Memory,” Kegley Institute of Ethics,” California State University,, Bakersfield (remote lecture)

March 11, 2021, Philosophy Politics and Economics program, Northeastern University, “Does Democracy Have a Future?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUitNB-paow.

February 2021, Central Division, American Phiosophical Association, Commentator on Author Meets Critics Session: on Book by Susan Neiman, Learning From the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil

January 27, 2021 “American Democracy: The Task Before Us:” https://www.loa.org/news-and-views/1778-american-democracy-the-task-before-us

January 22, 2021 “How Damaged is America’s Democracy?” The Democracy Agenda with Steve Paikin – A Collaboration of TVO and The Toronto Star https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acZIKOeqqZU.

December 10, 2020 “A More Perfect Union: Ideas to Improve our Democracy” https://www.aspeninstitute.org/videos/sof-digital-discussion-a-more-perfect-union-ideas-to-improve-our-democracy/

November 13, 2020  American Society for Aesthetics Panel,   “Why Monuments Still Matter”

June 17, 2020 Panelist at Panel Discussion on “Protesting Police and Policing Protests,”  sponsored by the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Society the Marc Sanders Foundation and Hi-Phi Nation. 

February 2020 “Reflections on Rawls and Racial Justice,”  Commentary on Charles Mills’ Tanner Lecture on Human Values,  University of Michigan.

November 5, 2019 – University of Virginia Law School : “Taking Expression Seriously: Confederate Iconography and Expressive Harm.”