**Application Deadline is March 1**
Moral Psychology and Education: Putting the Humanities to Work
2016 Summer Institute
17 faculty over 4 weeks
May 30-June 24
Stipend of $3300
Detailed information and application instructions at:

http://www.moralpsychology.co

Several recent philosophers have emphasized the importance of the humanities for civic engagement, a flourishing democracy, and a globalized world. This four-week Summer Institute for College and University Teachers at Grand Valley State University from May 30 to June 24, 2016 extends discussion beyond the public function of the humanities to an intensive examination of the moral psychology behind effective moral education.

Want to know more about my book, The Right to Be Loved? You can check out this one-hour podcast interview I did with Professor Bob Talisse on behalf of New Books in Philosophy. Many thanks to Bob for his time and excellent questions!

Here’s a link to the interview:

http://newbooksinphilosophy.com/2016/01/05/s-matthew-liao-the-right-to -be-loved-oxford-up-2015/

You can get a copy of The Right to Be Loved from Amazon, Oxford University Press, and Barnes and Noble.

Aeon Magazine just published my op-ed on whether children have a right to be loved. You can read the piece here. Do come and join the discussions!

St. John’s Department Philosophy is hosting a Speculative Ethics Forum for professional philosophers, graduate students, and philosophy faculty this Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the St. John’s University Manhattan Campus.

Registration for this event is free. Registration is required to access the papers that will be discussed.

Here’s the schedule for the day:

I’m currently working on a book on these topics, so I’d be very interested in your thoughts and inputs. Thanks!

My book, The Right to Be Loved, is now available from all major outlets such as Amazon, Oxford University Press, and Barnes and Noble.

I’m very honored that Christian Barry (Australian National University), Japa Pallikkathayil (University of Pittsburgh), and Leif Wenar (King’s College London) will be discussing the book with me at an Author-Meets-Critics Session at the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association in San Francisco on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm. A book launch is also currently being planned at New York University in the Spring 2016.

The Northwestern University Society for the Theory of Ethics and Politics (NUSTEP) is hosting its tenth annual conference on May 19–21, 2016 and will feature keynote addresses by Nomy Arpaly and Pamela Hieronymi.

Location: St. John’s University, Manhattan campus, New York
Date: December 5, 2015, Saturday

Call for papers: Meta-Ethics and Normative Ethics
The Speculative Ethics Forum is a one day workshop-style event in which we’ll consider the most challenging matters of ethics. Ethical approaches of all sorts are welcomed–analytic, continental, ancient, medieval, Asian, and so on. Most papers are invited. There are two slots open for submissions. Any paper in ethical theory will be considered for acceptance. Bold and speculative inquiries are preferred to papers that primarily defend ground already gained or papers that are primarily scholarly. Our aim, in short, is to have a single day concentrated on expanding the horizons of ethics.

I recently had a fun podcast interview with Rose Eveleth from Gizmodo about engineering humans for a better planet. Gizmodo gave the interview the title “To Stop Climate Change, We Must Genetically Engineer Humans,” which is somewhat of a misnomer since I have never claimed that one ‘must’ genetically engineer humans in order to stop climate change. You can find the write-up here with some thoughtful comments from Rose:

http://gizmodo.com/meanwhile-in-the-future-to-stop-climate-change-we-m us-1733583113

And you can listen to the podcast here:

Please find below details for a book launch sponsored by the NYU Center for Bioethics for the volume that Rowan Cruft, Massimo Renzo, and I edited called Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
NYU School of Law’s Lipton Hall
110 West Third Street
New York, NY 10003, USA

Reception to follow.

Featuring speakers Professors Michael Rosen (Harvard), Katja Vogt (Columbia), and Alan Patten (Princeton)

Please RVSP via this link: http://bit.ly/1g0u1vo

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