Graduate Philosophy Conference in Remembrance of May 4th
On May 4, 1970, four Kent State students, Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer, and William Schroeder, were killed, and nine others wounded, when the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a student protest against the Vietnam War. The annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference is one of the ways in which the university remembers the events of that spring afternoon.
The Kent State University Department of Philosophy has held a Philosophy Graduate Student Conference in memory of the events of May 4, 1970 every year since the inauguration of our graduate program in 1992–1993.
The conference is open to all areas of philosophy, and conference participants come to Kent from throughout North America. In addition, each annual conference features a well-known keynote speaker, who participates in every session of the conference. The keynote speaker for 2020 is Prof. David Cortright, Director of Policy Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.
The conference is free and open to the public, and lunch is included! Please join us for a day of thought-provoking discussion and talks by emerging young philosophers!