This colloquium is part of CEHV's Civil Discourse for Citizenship initiative, which provides opportunities for students to engage in vigorous and respectful discussion anchored by "the 4Cs": Be Curious, Be Charitable, Be Conscientious, Be Constructive.
The panel discussion will be moderated by two of our undergraduate Civil Discourse Fellows.
Please contact CEHV Associate Director Aaron Yarmel (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you require any accommodations to participate in this event.
Michael Huemer is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author of more than sixty academic articles in epistemology, ethics, metaethics, metaphysics, and political philosophy, as well as six books: Skepticism and the Veil of Perception, Ethical Intuitionism, The Problem of Political Authority, Approaching Infinity, Paradox Lost, and Dialogues on Ethical Vegetarianism.
Robert J. Spitzer is Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the State University of New York at Cortland. He is the author of sixteen books, including The Right to Bear Arms, The Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights, The Politics of Gun Control, Guns across America, and The Gun Dilemma. He is also Series Editor for the book series "American Constitutionalism" for SUNY Press, and the “Presidential Briefing Book” series for Routledge. He is the author of more than 700 articles, papers, and op-eds, and has testified before Congress on several occasions. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, CNN.com, the New York Daily News, Time Magazine, Newsweek, US News and World Report, and Salon, among other outlets.
Morgan is a senior double major in Public Policy and Journalism in the University Honors Program. She is a Fellow in the 2023 Cohort of the Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program, Chief Outreach Officer of Best Food Forward, Senior Reporter for The Lantern, and Team Member for BuckeyeThon. She is a recipient of a Maximus Scholarship and the 2021 George J. Kienzle Memorial Scholarship from the School of Communication, and has been named to the Dean's List five times.
Jacob is a second-year major in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) in the University Honors Program. He is President and Secretary of the OSU PPE Society and a member of the Philosophy Club. Before coming to Ohio State, he joined the North American Vexillological Association and founded the Political Discourse Club, where he ran a school-wide campaign on the importance of civil discourse surrounding the 2020 presidential election. Jacob has been named to the university's Dean's List.
CEHV's Civil Discourse for Citizenship initiative is pursued with generous support from the Derrow Family Foundation.