NYU Philosophy Forum Newsletter

November 11, 2020

Panel Discussion!

Mark your calendars! Our first meeting, on pandemic ethics, will take place on Wednesday, November 18 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST.


The topic of our first meeting will be on pandemic ethics. The ongoing global health crisis constantly reminds us of real world significance of ethics and the need for serious academic discussion and debate.The ethics of ventilator and resource distribution, ethics of vaccine funding and distribution, the ethics of government intervention represent some aspects of the ethics surrounding pandemics. They directly lead to questions like what to value and how to choose.


We will begin with a panel discussion in which four guest speakers will present, discuss, and debate various issues and perspectives. An opportunity to discuss in breakout rooms and Q&A with the panel will follow.


If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email nyuphilosophyforum@gmail.com


Please RSVP if you're interested!

Here are some optional background readings!

We are proud to introduce our Guest Panel Speakers....

Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah is a British-Ghanaian philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist whose interests include political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history. Appiah was the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University before moving to New York University in 2014. He holds an appointment at the NYU Department of Philosophy and NYU's School of Law.

Eric Kim

Eric Kim is an MS2 at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He studied philosophy at Amherst College and hopes to pursue a dual-degree and career in bioethics.

Jonah Zinn

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Ali Sina Sahin

Ali is an international student from Turkey, and has lived in Istanbul and London before moving to NYC. He is a sophomore pursuing a double major in philosophy and economics.
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