What Good Is Philosophy? – A Benefit Conference for Ukraine
Friday, March 17, 2023 – Sunday, March 19, 2023
OSUN is collaborating with Kyiv Mohyla Academy (KMA) to support What Good Is Philosophy? – A Benefit Conference for Ukraine, which aims to raise the funds required to establish a Centre for Civic Engagement at KMA in Ukraine.
The forthcoming Centre will provide support for academic and civic institutions in Ukraine to counteract the destabilizing impact that Russia’s invasion has had on Ukrainian higher education and civilian life. By assisting Ukrainian students and scholars today, this Centre will also help pave the way for a vibrant and engaged post-war Ukraine.
The conference is designed to provide individual academics, members of the public, colleges and universities, professional associations, charitable foundations, and private companies with a way to support students, scholars, and civic institutions in Ukraine.
Keynotes for What Good is Philosophy? will be delivered by world-renowned author, Margaret Atwood, one of the most celebrated scholars of Ukrainian history, Timothy Snyder, and two of Ukraine’s preeminent public intellectuals, Mychailo Wynnyckyj and Volodymyr Yermolenko.
Lectures will also be given by some of the most influential philosophers writing today, including Peter Adamson, Elizabeth Anderson, Seyla Benhabib, Judith Butler, Agnes Callard, Quassim Cassam, Tim Crane, Simon Critchley, David Enoch, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Sally Haslanger, Angie Hobbs, Barry Lam, Melissa Lane, Dominic Lopes, Kate Manne, Jeff McMahan, Jennifer Nagel, Philip Pettit, Kieran Setiya, Jason Stanley, Timothy Williamson, and Jonathan Wolff.
The conference is produced by the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. See the full schedule here.
The conference will be broadcasted on the Munk School's YouTube channel on 17-19 March 2023, and also livestreamed here.