Distinguished Philosophers-in-Residence

The Distinguished Philosophers-in-Residence series is one of the Philosophy Program's signature projects. Each year, we bring a different distinguished senior philosopher to NYU Abu Dhabi for a weeklong visit, during which the philosopher-in-residence meets with students, attends one or more classes, delivers a public lecture, and participates in a faculty seminar on issues related to his or her work.

This year's Distinguished Philosopher-in-Residence was Margaret Moore, Professor of Philosophy and Political Studies and Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity at Queen's University. Professor Moore visited in February 2024. In 2022–2023, the Philosophy Program was pleased to host Quassim Cassam, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick.

Past Distinguished Philosophers-in-Residence

2022–23 Quassim Cassam, Professor of Philosophy at Warwick University (November 7–11, 2022)
2019–20 Karen Bennett, Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University (November 3–7, 2019)
2018–19 Sheridan Hough and Christian Coseru, Professors of Philosophy at the College of Charleston (March 3–14, 2019)
2017–18 L. A. Paul, Eugene Falk Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Professorial Fellow at St. Andrews University in Scotland (April 8–12, 2018)
2016–17 Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich
(February 26–March 2, 2017)
2015–16 Julia Annas, Regents Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona (November 8–11, 2015)
2014–15 P. Kyle Stanford, Professor of Logic and the Philosophy of Science, University of California, Irvine (December 15–18, 2014)

Philosophy Events

Spring 2024

Events are open to the NYU Abu Dhabi community and to others by invitation. If you're interested in attending, please contact the Philosophy Program.

February 19, 2024 Distinguished Philosopher-in-Residence Research Seminar: "Can We Forfeit Our Territorial Rights?" Margaret Moore (Queen's University) 12:45–2:15pm
February 19, 2024 Distinguished Philosopher-in-Resdience Lecture: "Territory and Self-Determination," Margaret Moore (Queen's University) 6:30–8:00pm
February 21, 2024 Distinguished Philosopher-in-Residence Research Seminar: "Rectifying Historical Territorial Injustices," Margaret Moore (Queen's University) 12:45–2:15pm
April 3, 2024 Philosophy Open House 8:00–10:00pm
April 22, 2024 Philosophy Lunchtime Colloquium: "TBD," Matt Walker (Yale-NUS) 1:00–2:30pm

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