Philosophy Symposiums & Roundtables

We are in the process of securing funding for a Philosophy Symposium Series on bioethics, as well as several mini-symposiums on other topics This symposium series and our  2020 mini-symposiums will be donor & grant dependent.  Once funds have been secured and dates and panelists are in place, we will update our website accordingly. 

Our 2018-2019 Philosophy Symposium Series

Our 2018-2019 Philosophy Symposium Series — “The Environment, Ethics & Stewardship” — was a three-part series of community events that looked at various philosophical issues and perspectives related to the environment, ethics, and conservation stewardship.  Each symposium featured guest panelists, a facilitator, and ample opportunity for free-flowing audience-panelist discussion.  To watch/listen to the symposium series, as well as view pictures and access resources, click on the applicable box below.

“The Environment, Ethics & Stewardship” (Part 1)

Carroll College

(Thursday 09/20/18)

Public vs. Private Lands (including individual rights, collective rights, indigenous rights, other)

“The Environment, Ethics & Stewardship” (Part 2)

Carroll College

( Thursday 12/06/18)

Landowner-Steward & Wildlife-Habitat Relationships

“The Environment, Ethics & Stewardship” (Part 3)

Carroll College

(Thursday 03/14/19)

Current & Future Environmental and Conservation Challenges

Guest Panelists

  • Shane M. Boyle, EdD — Independent Educational &  Cultural Consultant, Native Nexus Consulting
  • Edward Glowienka, PhD — Associate Professor in Philosophy, Carroll College
  • Gary Burnett, MA — Conservationist & Executive Director, Heart of the Rockies Initiative
  • Harvey Locke, JD — Co-Founder & Senior Advisor, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative & Nature Needs Half
  • Thomas Baumeister, PhD — Conservation Educator & Executive Director, Montana WILD
  • Patricia Heiser, PhD — Associate Professor of Earth Science, Carroll College
  • Nick Gevock, MA — Conservation Director, Montana Wildlife Federation
  • Shiloh Hernandez, JD — Attorney, Western Environmental Law Center
  • Patrick Kelly, PhD — Philosopher & Conservationist, University of Montana
  • Marie Z. Bourgeois, MA — Engineer, Certified Biomimicry Professional & Associate Professor, Arizona State University
  • Mark Smillie, PhD — Professor of Philosophy & Department Chair, Carroll College
  • Bill Parsons, PhD — Associate Professor of Political Science, Carroll College
  • Lisa Kemmerer, PhD — Professor of Philosophy & Religion, Montana State University Billings
  • Patrick Burke, MA — Philosophy Instructor & Affiliate Instructor of Wildlands Restoration Program, University of Montana, Missoula 
  • Mary Hollow, MBA — Executive Director, Prickly Pear Land Trust
  • Ben Gabriel — Executive Director, Montana Wilderness Association
  • Bill Milton — Rancher, Conservationist & Facilitator, Milton Ranch LLC

 

Co-Directors

  • Marisa Diaz-Waian, MA — Founder & Executive Director, Merlin CCC
  • Michael Chapman, BS — Volunteer, Merlin CCC
  • Mark Smillie, PhD — Professor of Philosophy & Department Chair, Carroll College

Facilitators

  • Elvira Roncalli, PhD — Associate Professor of Philosophy, Carroll College
  • Chris Fuller, PhD — Director of Hunthausen Center for Peace and Justice, Carroll College
  • Jim Robbins, PhDNew York Times Journalist & Book Author (AOS: Science, Environment, Travel)

 

2018-2019 Philosophy Symposium Series Event Sponsors

  • Philosophy Learning & Teaching Organization (PLATO)
  • Humanities Montana

 

 

Our 2016-2017 Philosophy Symposium Series

Our 2016-2017 Philosophy Symposium Series — “Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machines” — was a three-part series of community events geared to initiate a public discussion about the human-technology relationship and the promises and perils of artificial intelligence. All three symposiums featured guest panelists and opportunity for free-flowing audience-panelist discussion.  To watch/listen to the symposium series, as well as view pictures and access resources, click on the applicable box below.

“Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machines” (Part 1)

Carroll College

(Thursday 11/17/16)

The 1st symposium in our 3-Part Philosophy Symposium series on the human-technology relationship.

 

“Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machines” (Part 2)

Carroll College

(Thursday 04/27/17)

The 2nd symposium in our 3-Part Philosophy Symposium series on the human-technology relationship.

 

“Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machines” (Part 3)

The Myrna Loy Center

(Wednesday 11/08/17)

The 3rd symposium in our 3-Part Philosophy Symposium series on the human-technology relationship.

 

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