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IN BRIEF: Philosophy Dialogue Series examines 'Civil and Human Rights'

By Kayla J. Kayden
University News Service
September 29, 2014

The Texas State University Department of Philosophy hosts a dialogue series of unique lectures, interactive presentations and discussions. Week two of the dialogue series covers “Civil and Human Rights.”

Events are held in Comal Building, room 116, unless otherwise noted.  All events are free and open to the public.

Sept. 29
Women's Rights as Human Rights in Ethiopia
11 a.m., Catherine Hawkins, social work

Human Rights Issues Related to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Gaza and Israel
2 p.m., Jorge Valadez, philosophy, Our Lady of the Lake University

Sept. 30
Ancient Origins of Human Rights in Natural Law
12:30 p.m., Neha Bhakta and Quinton Crabb, dialogue students

Sept. 30
Growing Up White in Mississippi: The Clash of Religious and Cultural Values during the Civil Rights Movement
3:30 p.m., Susan Weill, journalism and mass communication

Oct. 1
Education as a Human Right: African Education in the Trenches
12:30 p.m., JD Hill, philosophy

Human Rights in Contemporary Ethiopia
San Marcos Public Library
3:30 p.m., Catherine Hawkins, social work

Oct. 2
Human Rights and Moral/Cultural Relativism: A Basic Tension
12:30 p.m., Kurt Brown, Victoria Graham and Jonathan Hamilton, dialogue students

Oct. 3
Talk of the Times
12:30 p.m., Travis Stockton, Phi Sigma Tau

Co-sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series are American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, National Endowment for the Humanities, Phi Sigma Tau, Domino’s Pizza, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for Student Affairs.

For more information please contact Camrie Pipper, Department of Philosophy at (512) 245-2285.