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Wednesday, February 10
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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The Nasty Girl

Wednesday, March 3
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Lumumba

Wednesday, March 24
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Wednesday, April 14
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Critical Thinking and the Mission of the University

Tuesday, February 9
3:30 p.m.
Great Hall

BOB GURLAND, Emeritus Prof of Philosophy, teaches at NYU in a number of different venues. He is a mathematician turned philosopher, who has won numerous awards for teaching excellence. He has taught at NYU, where he served as Chair of the Philosophy Department and the Director of Undergraduate Studies. He has also taught at the Florence, Italy campus of NYU, and, earlier in his career, at San Jose State, Stanford, and C. W. Post, where he held a tenured professorship at Post in the mathematics department. He also taught philosophy at the college. He has also taught a Sunrise Semester television course for CBS in the philosophy of sports.

Marxian Libertarianism: Liberty, Property, and the Just State

Tuesday, March 9
3:30 p.m.
Great Hall

JEFFREY REIMAN is the William Fraser McDowell Professor of Philosophy at American University in Washington, D.C. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1942. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Queens College in 1963, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Pennsylvania State University in 1968. He was a Fulbright Scholar in India during 1966-67. He joined the American University faculty in 1970, in the Center for the Administration of Justice (now called the Department of Justice, Law and Society of the School of Public Affairs). After several years of holding a joint appointment in the Justice program and the Department of Philosophy and Religion, Dr. Reiman joined the Department of Philosophy and Religion full-time in 1988, becoming Director of the Master’s Program in Philosophy and Social Policy. He was named William Fraser McDowell Professor of Philosophy in 1990. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies, and past president of the American University Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Dr. Reiman is the author of In Defense of Political Philosophy (1972), Justice and Modern Moral Philosophy (1990), Critical Moral Liberalism: Theory and Practice (1997), The Death Penalty: For and Against (with Louis P. Pojman, 1998), Abortion and the Ways We Value Human Life (1999), The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: Ideology, Class, and Criminal Justice (9th edition, 2010), and more than sixty articles in philosophy and criminal justice journals and anthologies. He is co-editor, with Paul Leighton, of the anthologies, Criminal Justice Ethics (2001), and The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: A Reader (2010).