It is taken for granted that we should often act in the best interest of our future selves, and even on behalf of future generations, but when should we act for the sake of past people, and even our own past interests? In a range of cases we find ourselves bound by our past decisions, or by the past decisions of people who have come before us. When is it okay to break from those bounds, and when are we required to abide by the decisions of the past, even when they conflict with our interests now? Our distinguished panelists will discuss cases of advanced medical directives, duties to vindicate the sacrifices of past generations, and duties to history.
· Rebecca Dresser, Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law Emerita, Washington University, St. Louis
· Tania Gergel, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, King’s College, London
· S.J. Beard, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge
· Saul Smilanksy, Professor, University of Haifa, Israel
Hosted by Barry Lam, Associate Director of MSF and host of Hi-Phi Nation podcast.
To register for this event, please visit registration page HERE.
Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) is looking for two new organizers to help run MAP International. MAP is a collection of students in philosophy departments that aims to examine and address issues of minority participation in academic philosophy. It is currently comprised of over 170 chapters worldwide and continues to grow and expand.
The role of International Organizers is largely to facilitate the success of MAP chapters and oversee the development of the larger organization. Thus, responsibilities include, but are not limited to, meeting regularly with the other International Organizers (roughly twice a month), making decisions regarding the growth of MAP regions and projects, coordinating with outside organizations (like the APA and funders), responding to chapter funding requests, updating the website and social media pages, advertising events, collating lists of chapter activities, touching base with chapter organizers, and more.
Additionally, MAP International Organizers work on projects meant to set the agenda for important interventions on behalf of marginalized groups in philosophy (such as our project on service work in 2019-2020 and our fundraising campaign in 2020-2021). In this capacity, Organizers have substantial freedom to propose and take up specific cause areas and are expected to be proactive. Some of the responsibilities associated with this dimension of the role include: collecting resources, running surveys, collecting input from MAP members, writing reports and blog posts, producing and distributing infographics and other social media materials, and hosting APA Group sessions (and sessions at other conferences). Organizers receive a modest honorarium for their work.
We especially encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color to apply to these positions.
Criteria for applying:
To apply, complete and submit this Google Form by June 25, 2021.
We will notify all applicants by July 8, 2021. Start date is approximately July 15, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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