19 April 2015

SPEL Distinguished Speaker 2015

SPEL Distinguished Speaker 2015

Nancy Fraser

Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science
New School University

"Legitimation Crisis? On the Political Contradictions of Financialized Capitalism"

Thursday, 23 April
5:00 - 7:00pm
UUW 324

dinner reception at the DoubleTree afterwards

The answer is simple

your semi-official SPEL Eurovision preview ...

clearly the winners ...

About Uzari&Maimuna

This year, Belarus sends a duet to the 60th Eurovision Song Contest - Uzari and Maimuna. But how does a pop music composer form a duo with a classically-trained lead violinist? The answer is simple: through their shared love of Lord Of The Rings.
but consider also the translated lyrics of the Finnish entry ...


I'm do it race
I'm do it handscap
I'm do it hostels
I'm do it furging

No coming machine
No it's television
I'm not see you my friend

here are the lyrics of the Israeli entry ...

I'm a golden boy
Come here to enjoy
I'm the king of fun
Let me show you how we do it
I'm a golden boy
Come here to enjoy
And before I leave
Let me show you Tel Aviv

the Spanish video is pretty awesome ...

I'm predicting victory for Latvia, however.

30 March 2015

SPEL Colloquium: THU 2 APR

SPEL Colloquium

Julia Markovits

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Cornell University

"On What it is to Matter"

Thursday, April 2nd
5:00 - 7:00
UUW 324

24 March 2015


pre-registration for Fall 2015 begins on Friday, March 27th.

23 March 2015

Brown Bag: TUE 24 MAR

Brown Bag Lunch

topic: Dale Dorsey, "The Significance of a Life's Shape" (Ethics 2015)


BYO whatever (sharing encouraged)

Hey, look -- Fall courses are live on Banner already

some highlights:

SPEL Colloquium
11988/PHIL 570Q* SPEL Colloquium Hassoun R 11:45 am--1:05 pm
SPEL seminars:
10542/PHIL 508* Social and Political Theory Iser W 5:50 pm--8:50 pm
25701/PHIL 605E On Duties Karnein T 1:40 pm--4:40 pm
27599/PHIL 605R Philosophy of Human Rights  Reeves T 5:50 pm--8:50 pm
27387/PHIL 650E Arendt: The Political Condition Bar On M 1:40 pm--4:40 pm
Cross-listed w/ Undergrad courses:
24439/PHIL 540C Kant's First Critique Guay W 1:40 pm--4:40 pm
Graduate courses cross-listed with Philosophy:
Undergraduate courses that SPEL students may wish to "sit in" on to pass proficiency requirements:
17342/PHIL 201 Plato and Aristotle Preus TR 8:30 am--9:55 am