Past Events

Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and the Refugee Crisis


Prof. Robert Audi, John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy at University of Notre Dame If we are patriots, and especially if we are nationalists, we take ourselves to have obligations to our fellow citizens. But if we believe that every person matters, and especially if we believe in some kind of equality of moral status…
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Chanting the Word of God: Cantillation in the World’s Religious Traditions


On May 8, 2017 Northeastern University will host a day-long symposium on cantillation, the ancient practice of chanting sacred scripture, as practiced in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Scholars, practitioners and students from the three faith traditions will come together for sessions that will address theoretical and performance issues that all (or many) have in common….
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Prof. Parekh’s Book Event


Come to Snell Library to hear about Prof. Parekh’s new book Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement. This book is a philosophical analysis of the ethical treatment of refugees and stateless people, a group of people who, though extremely important politically, have been greatly under theorized philosophically. This book reframes this debate and shows…
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Prof. Illingworth’s Reception & Book Signing


Professor Patricia Illingworth and Professor Wendy Parmet, director of NUSL’s Center for Health Policy and Law, are the co-authors of a new book, The Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity, published by NYU Press. In The Health of Newcomers, Parmet and Illingworth demonstrate how shortsighted and dangerous it is to…
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