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Applied Ethics Institute to Host Lecture on Difficult Conversations

C. Tabor Fisher to Give Lecture on "Can We Talk?"

Written by: Jessica Bates '20, PR Intern

On Thursday, Oct. 4, the Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College will host Professor C. Tabor Fisher, who will give a public lecture titled “Can We Talk?”

The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Carbone Family Auditorium inside the Economic Crime, Justice Studies and Cybersecurity building. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Fisher, associate professor of philosophy at Le Moyne College, researches philosophy of space in relation to social justice, focusing especially on questions of race, gender, sexuality and class. She is also a contributor to What Is a City? Rethinking the Urban after Hurricane Katrina (University of Georgia, 2008) and has written about space, oppression, and resistance in the works of Plato and Locke. Fisher is the director of Le Moyne's Literacy Empowers All People program, which empowers K-12 children who live in poverty to get their words out into the world.

Fisher will discuss how our world has become more polarized than ever and how most “discussion” of sensitive topics now takes place through social media. She will use feminist geographer Doreen Massey's conception of space time to develop an understanding of social location and identity and to provide a new and more productive ground for difficult conversations.

For more information about this lecture, contact The Applied Ethics Institute at aei@utica.edu or (315) 792-3759.

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls more than 5,000 students in 42 undergraduate majors, 36 minors, 20 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs. For more information, visit www.utica.edu.  

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