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American Philosophical Association to Hold its Annual Lecture at Howard University

American Philosophical Association Lecture Flyer

The American Philosophical Association (APA), along with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Philosophy, at Howard University, is pleased to announce the 6th annual APA Lecture, "False Confessions and Testimonial Injustice", to be presented by Northwestern University Professor Jennifer Lackey.

The Organization

The APA is the leading organization in the philosophy field within North America; founded in 1900 and housing approximately 10,000 members. Within the next few weeks, the APA’s Board of Officers will hold its annual in-person meeting in Washington, D.C., bringing more than 25 distinguished philosophers to the Howard University campus. To go along with their meeting, Professor Jennifer Lackey will present the APA Lecture before Howards’ very own illustrious students, faculty, and staff members. Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Dr. Jacoby Carter, is excited about the upcoming event. “This is a great way to showcase our department and encourage Howard students to major or even minor in Philosophy!” Dr. Carter said, “Our department happens to be the only stand-alone Department of Philosophy at any HBCU across the country”. Dr. Carter broke down how APA goes about selecting a different institution of higher education each year to host its lectures. “There is no application process… they chose us!” he said joyfully. He is actively encouraging his students to attend this historical event.

The Speaker

Jennifer Lackey is the Wayne and Elizabeth Jones Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University. While specializing in epistemology, Lackey puts an emphasis on a broad range of issues in social epistemology. Her recent work zeroes in on the duty to object, norms of credibility, the epistemic status of punishment, expertise, and the distribution of epistemic goods.

The Lecture

This APA Lecture will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. in the Gallery Room of Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library. The lecture is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow.

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COAS Students, Guest Lectures